The Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) is hosting a night to remember featuring performances by some of Detroit’s favorite hometown women. The concert, which is hosted by former Miss Colorado, Blair Griffith, who faced homelessness, is the beginning of a four month campaign by Start From Here, to raise funds and awareness for the tens of thousands of Detroit youth that face homelessness.

startingfromdetroitHometown favorite, Flint Eastwood will be performing on Monday, February 1 at 7pm, along with American Idol’s Jena Irene Asciutto and Kresge winner Britney Stoney. A significant portion of the ticket sales will be going towards the Ruth Ellis Center, which provides short-term and long-term residential safe spaces and support serves for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning youth.

Start From Here is a non-profit organization that aims to end youth homelessness; the organization has created a national coalition of non-profit organizations working at the front-lines, and leverages the power of art and media, to benefit them. They have launched Start(ing) From Detroit and partnered with the Ruth Ellis Center.

The concert, as well as a lunchtime panel with the Executive Manager at the Department of Housing and Revitalization, Meghan Takashima, on Monday at 1pm, will start the four month campaign in Detroit. Also featured at the lunchtime panel will be fourteen year old Caleb White, who at only six years old started the non-profit, the Caleb White Project, which has impacted thousands of people, while raising tens of thousands of dollars to help Detroit’s homeless.

Join us to help support a great cause at the concert Monday night. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Starting From Detroit website here.