detroit nation http://michiganradio.org en Network of former Detroiters look to assist their hometown http://michiganradio.org/post/network-former-detroiters-look-assist-their-hometown <p>Former metro Detroiters in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have formed a network that hopes to lend talent and assistance to the Motor City.</p><p>Bryan Fenster co-founded the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10150125761565537">Detroit Nation</a> chapter in Chicago. He says there are scores of people with Detroit roots who want to help their hometown:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;People have law backgrounds, marketing, advertising, non-profit sector grant writing. It&rsquo;s kind of all across the board. So when we partner up with more organizations in Detroit, I think we&rsquo;ll have a better idea of who we can place where and how we can implement that.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Fenster says the first Detroit Nation event in Chicago in December drew about 60 people, and he expects its second event this week will draw twice that many.</p><p>Chapters in Seattle and Washington D.C. are expected to be established soon. Tue, 05 Apr 2011 02:03:16 +0000 Sarah Hulett 1912 at http://michiganradio.org Network of former Detroiters look to assist their hometown