How Sterling Heights uses its diversity to strengthen the city

Two initiatives in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights draw on the community's rich diversity to make it a more inclusive place. The city's police force is making sure its force "reflects the community they serve" by offering an "extended-session" training option on evenings and Saturdays to reach trainees who might not otherwise be able to attend full-time training. Established in 1990, the Ethnic Community Committee promotes a wide range of projects, including a Tamil entertainment group, Filipino-American civic participation education program, and mediation program.

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