It's a city in crisis but with potential for a big comeback. Despite an ailing auto industry and the highest jobless rate in the nation, Detroiters are determined to make their hometown thrive once again. For the next year, CNNMoney will focus on that challenge.

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A helping hand
The Better Detroit Youth Movement is a non-profit coalition that works with communities, parents, schools and students to help young people succeed in their home city.

Some of the members, from left to right: Co-Director Raenita Glover, Maiya Dalton, Da'Mela Thomas, Co-Director Harlan Bivens, Twila Canion, Branden Newby and Dyamond Logan.

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Last updated April 22 2010: 7:47 AM ET
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