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On September 3rd, 2018 by Downtown Boxing Gym

Hitting the books: The boxing gym saving Detroit's youth

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DETROIT -- The buildings sit, one after another, on E Vernor Highway -- dilapidated houses, abandoned businesses, boarded-up structures, vacant lots populated by more weeds than cars driving down the multilane street.

It's a row of blight on the east side of Detroit, a city searching for recovery for decades. In the middle of this depression is a light, one...

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On September 3rd, 2018 by Downtown Boxing Gym

Jessica Hauser- 40 Under 40

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Jessica Hauser

In 2010, Jessica Hauser was busy with her studies, on a path toward a doctorate degree in political science at the University of Michigan.

But a personal training appointment led her to the Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. After learning about the gym’s financially struggling youth development program that was having amazing results with local kids, she couldn’t turn back.


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