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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City of David Activity Center
City of David Activity Center
Stoves and other items are stored in the 5,500-square foot City of David Activity Center.

Three years ago, Greater Grace Temple snapped up a former contractor's office for $230,000. Revamped into the "City of David Activity Center," the building now hosts exercise classes, meetings and special events. It also provides the church with office and storage space, holding everything from props for illustrated sermons to miscellaneous equipment.

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