News from the Office of Metropolitan Impact: Concert of Colors, Youth Work


The Office of Metropolitan Impact is recruiting for this year’s Concert of Colors.

Concert of Colors

OMI is recruiting for this year’s Concert of Colors. The Concert of Colors is Detroit’s annual diversity festival, featuring musical acts from around the world.  Taking place July 12-16, the festival is free to the public and relies heavily on volunteers to run smoothly.  For more information on venues and artists, please visit  To register as a volunteer for the festival, visit  

Youth Work 

OMI is partnering with the Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) on Detroit’s east side this summer to facilitate a series of career skills and leadership development workshops geared toward youth participating in the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program, an initiative of Mayor Mike Duggan. GDYT is a 6-week summer youth employment program that combines work readiness training with on the job experience to prepare Detroiters age 14-24 for the workforce. The GDYT program runs from July 10th through August 25th. OMI is collaborating with nonprofit organizations and individuals across the region with expertise in these areas to create a strong network in support of young adults.

Public Allies Metro Detroit 

Public Allies is recruiting for its 10 month flagship AmeriCorp program which places homegrown young leaders in stipended nonprofit capacity-building positions and provides them with leadership development coaching! For more information about the program, please see:

If you know someone who would be a good fit for this leadership program, especially an individual between the ages of 16 and 24 who is not currently working or in college, please contact Markyshia Smith at 313-670-0124 or email her at

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