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On June 4th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet the Downtown Boxing Gym’s First International Volunteer

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After nearly a decade running an IT startup in Berlin, Germany and traveling throughout Europe, Maurizio Graubner says he had a nagging feeling there might be something else out there for him. He found that "something" as a volunteer at the Downtown Boxing Gym, where he taps into his passions for athletics and educating children every day.

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On May 29th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Celebrating Our Seniors: Congrats, Asia!

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The Downtown Boxing Gym is incredibly proud of our 100% high school graduation rate – a track record of success that has continued every year since 2007 thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and volunteers. As graduation approaches, we’re celebrating our newest soon-to-be graduate, a member of the Cass Technical High School Class of...


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On May 19th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Colin Swingler

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We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for our volunteers and the spirit of community they bring...


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On April 22nd, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Jack Glover

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We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for our volunteers and the spirit of community they bring...


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On April 8th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

DBG Receives Detroit Future City 'Working With Lots' Grant

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Spring has sprung in downtown Detroit and soon our students will be back outside learning and playing in our outdoor space. The Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to announce we've received a $17,000 grant from Detroit Future City to build what's called an Organic Bowl Lot Design in our yard.

So, what's an Organic Bowl Lot Design? Good question!

"The Organic...


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On April 8th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

DBG Goes International with the State of Play Study Tour

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From March 25-29, leaders from Southeast Michigan and Western New York were given the incredible opportunity to travel to the Ruhr region of Germany and Barcelona, Spain to study how to reimagine recreation. How would communities change if every child was active? The Downtown Boxing Gym's founder and CEO Khali Sweeney and Executive Director Jessica Hauser were among those...


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On March 19th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Meet The Gym’s Volunteers: Brad Fox

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We could not do what we do without our amazing volunteers! This is part of a series of blog posts to spotlight and celebrate the professionals from all over metro Detroit who give of their time and talents to help our students every single day. We are truly thankful for our volunteers and the spirit of community...
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