Detroit Summer is multi-racial, inter-generational collective in Detroit that has been working to transform communities through youth leadership, creativity and collective action since 1992. The Live Arts Media Project (LAMP) of Detroit Summer is a youth-led response to Detroit’s drop-out crisis, which uses music, poetry, and visual art to investigate community problems and generate community-based solutions.

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  1. william dickerson-waheed says:

    i am in the process of developing a stay in school initiative in the alabama black belt. we are using the arts to created and share the messages that will be created by young people. please send me more information about your program and any materials we can purchase or borrow for our initiative. thank you for your consideration and help.



  2. David Clements says:

    Dear Friends,

    Can you tell me where the mural “dave’s ribs” with additional graphics and the phone number for the recorded message is?
    I wish to photography it.
    Thanks for your consideration.
    David Clements 248-543-2596

  3. Azad says:

    Hi, just wanted to drop a line to say that I’ve been following the great strides of Detroit Summer & I was wondering if there’s a way to get in touch with you (e-mail?). If so, please let me know. Thanks!
    – Azad

    1. sorry for the late reply, been budsy the [ast couple of months
      you can email info@detroitsummer.org to contact us

  4. Mitch McEwen says:

    Opportunity to exhibit at Marygrove College… for all ages….


    In coordination with the Detroit opening of “Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study” at Marygrove College

    SUPERFRONT presents SUPERtube Your City: Detroit.

    From May 16 – June 30 | Detroiters are invited to use YouTube as means to create a viral think tank. The project aims to enable citizens of Detroit to directly commission the efforts of creative designers without the centralized urban planning process. SUPERFRONT is launching this effort to use free web video resources as a means of fostering dialog between cities and producing collaboration around shared urban concerns.

    You can contribute and be part of the traveling exhibit!

    —> Pick one lot, one block, one neighborhood in Detroit. Make your 1-minute video there. Please pick topic A or B. Name your video SUPERtubeyourcityDetroit_Address_YourName

    A) What’s one thing in Detroit you want to ask architects and urban planners to work on? If you could ask an architect, urban designer, or urban planner to design or re-design anything at the place where you are making your video, what would it be? Who would be served?

    Please make it clear in the video exactly where you are with block number, street address, or neighborhood boundary.

    B) You can also make a video to show architects, designers , and urban planners what already works – in one lot, one block, or one neighborhood in Detroit. Make a 1-minute video, showing what design success is under-reported at the place where you are making your video. What makes this place work so well? Whom does it serve?

    Please make it clear in the video exactly where you are with block number, street address, or neighborhood boundary.

    Upload exactly 1 minute of video to your account on YouTube, and email a link to your video to supertube@superfront.org with SUPERTube in the subject line. Please send a link only. Video files sent to this address, and links to other online video services will not be reviewed or shown. Please remember to name your video SUPERtubeyourcityDetroit_Address_YourName.

    All videos satisfying the SUPERTube format will be exhibited in Detroit this summer at Marygrove College during the exhibition of Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study. In the fall, Architects, urban designers, planners nationwide will be invited to respond with designed proposals also uploaded via video on YouTube. Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study has been on view at SUPERFRONT LA since January 2011. The exhibit opens July 14th 2011 at Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, and will be on view for 2 months. More info here-> detroit.superfront.org

    Submissions will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until June 30, 2011.

  5. scott fox says:

    Hello, I am interested in getting involved in the Detroit Summer programs and helping out with your different programs and such. I would also love to share a vision I have of an all ages music venue, coffee shop in the city that will provide a space for youth organized concerts and a youth organized business as well as a space to implement endless possibilities of youth driven programming and serve as well as a space for homeless or displaced youth to be able to get their most basic needs met. I heard about Detroit Summer while listening to Grace Boggs speak at he Willis Street festival a few weeks ago and her speech as well as my own internal devices are inspiring me once again really get involved in our community and with the youth.

  6. Nicole Carter says:

    Hello my name is Nicole A. Carter, and I am a doctoral student at Eastern Michigan University. I am attempting to find out more about Detroit Summer, and what ways that “older” youth can help out. Congruently, I am interested in speaking with any young females who are part of Detroit Summer as my research is related to female-centered youth activism in Detroit. Any information would be wonderfully appreciated. Have a nice week!

    1. hello my name is Ashley and I’m apart of Detroit summer the ways you can stay connected with youth is you can go to many youth conference in Detroit if you need more info write back thank you so much!!

  7. dloitz says:

    I would love to invite any of your members to guest post with us over at Cooperative Catalyst (www.democraticeducation.org). Our tagline is Changing education as we speak! I am extremely inspired by the work you are doing and the positive change you have already created. I am currently reading Grace Lee Boggs new book and she mentions your work over and over again. The Cooperative Catalyst is a group of students, teachers, educators and change makers, and your voice would add to the conversation! We also some other Detroit youth blogging with us. Hope to hear from you soon. Feel free to email me at Coopcatalyst@gmail.com

    David Loitz
    Co-editor of Cooperative Catalyst and Occupy Education

  8. Lorena says:

    PLEASE do not post the email i just sent with my daughters email for the world to see. I thought this was going to your server for approval and information not posted on your page.

    1. the last comment with our email won’t be published. to reach us directly email info@detroitsummer.org

  9. Aaron says:

    I’m from Art Imitating Life clothing and we want to donate through proceeds of our sales through a micro grant program here in the city. However, we have sent 3 or 4 emails with only one response from “invincible”. We have not been able to contact you guys to see if Detroit Summer would be interested. Is there anyone I can email to talk about this besides sending an email to info@detroitsummer.org ?

    80s Introvert
    A.I.L. (Art Imitating Life)

    1. Hi Aaron,
      My name is Dakarai Carter and i am an adult coordinator for Detroit Summer. Can you please email me the details about this. My personal email is dakarai.andre02@gmail.com and i will make sure to keep up with you about this. Thank you!

  10. Dewitt Bussey says:

    Info about Detroit Summer.

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