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Madhavi R
Renfrew Rd
(Citywide )
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the project

Detroit Jane's Walks are walks organized to honor the legacy of Jane Jacobs and to support Detroit communities to host storytelling walks. Live Love Detroit is an informal organization of a few neighbors working to grow the storytelling walks across Detroit. Walks are meant to showcase a side to Detroit that is often missing from the dominant narrative surrounding Detroit. This year 11 walks are being organized. Walks cover all areas of the city. 

the steps

This project is being organized in 11 neighborhoods across Detroit over one weekend. Each neighborhood has a small group coordinating their walk. The Live Love Detroit group will work on social media to promote the walks.

why we're doing it

Our project addresses the challenge of storytelling in Detroit neighborhoods. There are many stories about Detroit that are told in mainstream media. Many of these stories leave out the experiences of Detroiters living in areas outside of a few neighborhoods. We hope to support neighborhoods to reclaim their narratives and tell stories during the Jane's Walks.


Disbursement budget:

lawn signs = 50.00
refreshments/supplies for walks = 200.00
post walk celebration/debrief for organizers (dinner at a restaurant in one
of the walk areas and some supplies like sticky notes and pens) = 250.00

RAISED = $540.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $25.71
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $15.73

Updated Budget:

lawn signs - 50.00
refreshments - 300.00
supplies for after walk debriefing - 150.00 (for stuff like sticky paper,
markers, poster board, etc.)


ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $25
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $15


Original Budget:

Printing costs for reusable lawn signs, walk maps, posters - $400

T-shirts for walk organizers - $200

Water and rain ponchos - $100

Refreshments for conversations after the walks - $300.00

SUBTOTAL = 1,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $50
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $30



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