2012 Proposals

2012 SOUP Winners


DECEMBER 2012 SOUP 
Project Name: DCH Printing
Team: Kevin Li, Emma Berger, Dean Clancy, Mary Harrington, Chelsea Pugh
Email: kevinzli@umich.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dchapparel?fref=ts
Amount Awarded: $1,215.25
Project Summary: We provide workshops at Detroit Community High which teach students the process of screen printing and the creation of a business model. Students learn to redesign the school’s logo, create their school’s own clothing brand, and supply end products to their local community.

NOVEMBER 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Spaulding Court
Contact: Jon Koller
Email: contact@spauldingcourt.com
Website: http://spauldingcourt.com/wordpress/
Amount Awarded: $1381.75
Project Description: For the last three years, we've been trying to figure out how to fix up a long time tenant's place (no heat, busted pipes, kitchen...etc). This summer, we finally settled on a plan. We're fixing up a different unit for her to move in by Thanksgiving week (one week after the upcoming Soup). Once we make the swap, we'll move over to her current place and bust it out!

SEPTEMBER 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Detroit Threat Management
Contact: Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman
Email: Jacob.hurwitzgoodman@gmail.com
Website: www.detroitthreatmanagementfilm.com
Amount Awarded: $1132.25
Project Description: This new documentary, DETROIT THREAT MANAGEMENT, is a complex urban narrative that chronicles the work of the VIPERS, a citizen-activist-paramilitary force with a self-described mission of “protecting Detroit from predators.”

STARTUP SOUP (Aug. 2012)
Project Name: Rhiza Food Company
Contact: Brandon Knight
Email: detroitenergynetwork@gmail.com
Amount Awarded: $2081
Project Description: Rhiza Food Co. is a four-season, for-profit urban production and teaching farm that emphasizes organic and ecologically-sound production.

AUGUST 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Urban Recovery Farm
Contact: Kimberly Frendo
Email: kimberlyfrendo@gmail.com
Amount Awarded: $635
Project Description: Provide a place where recovering addicts can volunteer, grow in their recovery, and find healing through horticulture.

JUNE 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Detroit Youth Food Brigade (Now Detroit Food Academy)
Contact: Jen Rusciano
Email: team@detroitfoodacademy.com
Website: http://detroitfoodacademy.com/
Amount Awarded: $812.25
Project Description:  Detroit Youth Food Brigade (DYFB) is a collaboration between local high school students, food-based business, and neighborhood markets to promote food justice and build the local food economy in Detroit. This summer, 20 motivated students recruited through an application process are trained and paired with 10 committed food-based businesses to learn their ins and outs and sell their products in 10 neighborhood markets around the city.

MAY 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Fender Bender Detroit
Contact: Sarah Sidelko
Email: fenderbenderdetroit@gmail.com
Website: http://fenderbenderdetroit.wordpress.com/
Amount Awarded: $514
Project Description:  Fender Bender is a women, transgender, and queer justice-based bike shop and mechanic training experience in the Cass Corridor, Detroit.

APRIL 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Be the Change in Detroit: Forest Park Beautification Project
Contact: Plymouth School Changemakers
Email: allison.elisabeth@gmail.com
Amount Awarded: $805
Project Description: beautify Forest Park (Canfield/Russell)

FEBRUARY 2012 SOUP
Project Name: Belle Isle to 8 Mile
Contact: Emily/Andy/Robb Linn 
Email: belleisleto8mile@gmail.com
Website: http://belleisleto8mile.com/
Amount Awarded: $1000
Project Description: The first comprehensive, printed guide to Detroit in a generation, Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit features more than 1,000 Detroit attractions, sites, institutions, events, restaurants, bars, shops, and curiosities, from the essential to the obscure.