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During the day, Thursday, July 13
Summer in the City - volunteer opportunity for partners and spouses
Founded in 2002, Summer in the City ("SITC") has changed the way young people volunteer in Detroit and the impact their work has on the city and region. Because SITC values collaboration and regionalism all projects are done in partnership with organizations in Detroit. SITC brings together volunteers from all across Metro Detroit to engage each other and invest their creativity and compassion in Detroit.

Partners and spouses traveling with GI members will have the opportunity to volunteer on a full-day (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) mural painting project at a Detroit community center.

Eastern Market Tour - Explore the many sides of Detroit
Take this 2.5 - 3 hour private tour to experience the sights, sounds and smells of America's oldest and largest outdoor farmers market. From woodlands to cemeteries, railroads, prisons, breweries, rum-running, and crime, find out what makes Eastern Market so fascinating. Tours take place rain or shine.


Afternoon, Friday, July 14
Ford Rouge Factory and Ford Fund Philanthropy Tour
Completely reimagined, the factory has undergone a sweeping transformation to become a model of 21st-century sustainable design and showcases how community, business and the environment can thrive together in a single environment. Participants will walk through a real-life truck plant, view one of the world's largest "living roofs," and see a gallery of iconic Ford vehicles produced at the Rouge. Jim Vella, President of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services has agreed to join our tour and speak personally about Ford's commitment to philanthropy. Additionally, attendees will also tour examples of Ford's investments in the community.



Night, Saturday, July 15
Dine Arounds

From classic Detroit fare to gourmet dining, attendees can sign up for our dine arounds to enjoy great conversation, great food and great surroundings.


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