Grace in Action Collectives
Grace in Action Collectives (GIA) is a network of youth-run and worker-owned collectives and cooperatives in Southwest Detroit. Together we are building economic equity and ownership by sharing our resources, knowledge and time while creating quality products and services.
Radical Productions is a youth-run collective that is part of the Grace in Action network. They build websites and do graphic design work for customers throughout Detroit and beyond.
Some of GIA's goals for the Equitable Internet Initiative project are as follows:
- Create a wireless internet network that is owned by a community of neighbors and residents
- Build greater access to the internet throughout Southwest Detroit
- Create a core of young people in Southwest Detroit who become experts in building wireless networks.
- Strengthen our current work in technology through intentional app development and training
- Be in ongoing partnership with other spaces in the City of Detroit, including WNUC Community Radio and BLVD Harambee, to learn together how to teach neighborhood residents throughout the city to own and build their own community wireless networks.