Change Agent Work, reimagined: Detroit gets creative

How residents of Detroit, America’s most famously down and out city, are building livelihoods that also rebuild their communities.

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For nearly a decade, Gloria Lowe was a final-line inspector for Ford Motor Company, checking new Mustangs as they rolled off an assembly line in Dearborn, Mich. She worked at the River Rouge Complex, a hulking, mile-long structure that, back in the 1930s, employed as many as 100,000 people.