Where to pick up Riverwise Magazine around Detroit!


 Ways you can support immigrants over the coming months:

  • Donate to Freedom House
  • Tutor at All Saints Literacy Center
    • Helps adults reach their educational, social, and career goals by improving their literacy skills. Find out more at, email, or call (313)-297-1399.
  • Create Community with Breaking Our Silence
    • Conversations where neighbors come together to work toward creating more caring communities. Email Repair the World Fellow Aaron Appel at
  • Become a Cultural Ambassador with Global Detroit
  • Teach entrepreneurship skills with Prosperus Detroit   
  • Host International visitors with Global Ties Detroit
    • Open up your home to visitors as a homestay or meeting with international visitors to share about Detroit and American culture. Check out
  • Volunteer with Samaritas
    • A refugee resettlement agency that sets up apartments, acts as a cultural mentor, and fundraises


In Support Of Puerto Rico

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, we see a nation trying to survive after a devastating disaster and an equally devastating governmental response. The Comité Cultural Boricua de Detroit  ( was formed in order to concentrate and maximize these collective efforts within Metro Detroit. Thousands of pounds of donations have been gathered, and we realized the potential in joining together to increase the impact of our efforts. We have raised funds, shipped massive amounts of food and supplies, planned fundraisers and awareness events, and established partnerships on the island. Through these partnerships we hope to ensure help and supplies are reaching the most vulnerable. Below is some information and a few links that may be helpful.

My recent donation drive for Center for Embodied Pedagogy in Action (CEPA), the organization I work with in Puerto Rico.

small interview with WDET: Detroiters Send “Love and Healing” to Puerto Rico

Saving Puerto Rico with Seeds

8 Puerto Rico-Based Nonprofits Worth Donating To

11 Books to Help You Understand What’s Going on In Puerto Rico

Incredibly grateful,
Adela Nieves