Delphia Simmons

Delphia Simmons

Detroiter and Entrepreneur.
Founder of Thrive Detroit Street Newspaper

My Recent Activity

What are the solutions to Detroit's grass problem?

I responded to What are the solutions to Detroit's grass problem?: While I appreciate the "emerging ecosystems" perspective, keeping the grass low and maintained is...

What positive benchmark is Detroit setting

I responded to What positive benchmark is Detroit setting: I do agree that we are reinventing ourselves as a city but I think it's too early to really set a...

What does it mean to be a social entrepreneur

I responded to What does it mean to be a social entrepreneur : Totally agree with you Chris!  Social Entrepreneurs have a mission that impacts society beyond...

What does "innovation" look like in Detroit?

I responded to What does "innovation" look like in Detroit?: In the past I believed that innovation only referred to an invention; something new that had not...

No Property Left Behind: New Ideas and Solutions for Detroit 2013?

I responded to Tunde Wey: I'm a big proponent of block clubs!  And I agree, the solution is in the neighborhoods...but they...

Tunde Wey

Delphia that is a sad but frequent story. Unfortunately there are not enough resources to meet such calls. The only consolation is that since security in detroit is a zero sum game, the police officers who would have... Continue reading

No Property Left Behind: New Ideas and Solutions for Detroit 2013?

I responded to Tunde Wey: Hey Tunde, yes the face of homelessness is changing and more formally educated persons are...

Tunde Wey

delphia can you explain the good school part? How do good schools immediately and in the long term affect housing. Isnt the face of homelessness changing, with more formally educated persons falling into the ranks of the... Continue reading

No Property Left Behind: New Ideas and Solutions for Detroit 2013?

I responded to No Property Left Behind: New Ideas and Solutions for Detroit 2013?: What Loveland Technologies has done provides us with an invaluable tool.  It's the foundation of...

No Property Left Behind: New Ideas and Solutions for Detroit 2013?

I responded to Tunde Wey: Totally agree Tunde-- We need housing and more for many of the city's roughly 18,000 residents...

Tunde Wey

A Detroit organization Housing is a Human Right Coalition assists homeless families into abandoned and vacant properties.  It is an innovative solution that addresses vacancy- which really is blight, neighborhood... Continue reading

It's OK to FAIL: How can we celebrate failure as part of innovation?

I responded to It's OK to FAIL: How can we celebrate failure as part of innovation?:   In preparation for a meeting tomorrow I was reviewing a book on servant leadership by Robert...