The View from Islandview

map shows boundaries of Islandview neighborhood

Meet Robert D. Tompkins, our Islandview Community Liaison and Content Producer

Robert D. Tompkins is a freelance digital strategist and technical trainer, who was born and raised in Detroit. Robert graduated from Marygrove College with a degree in business and also from Specs Howard School of Media Arts with a certificate in graphic design.

He has done work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Mississippi-Booneville Unit, Metro Youth YMCA, Central Michigan University Upward Bound, Marygrove College, Wayne State University, Detroit Branch NAACP, AFSCME Local 1659 and the Wayne County Clerk’s Office. His articles have appeared in BLAC Detroit, Tower Times and other publications.

He has been involved in many community groups, including the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures, the Detroit Branch NAACP, and 5 Alive, as well as serving in leadership positions in professional organizations.

His love of the city prompted his interest in how the neighborhood of Islandview wasn’t waiting to be saved but rather went about saving itself. This true Spirit of Detroit attitude paved the way for Robert to be in a position to not only highlight what’s happening in and around Islandview but how its approach can be copied elsewhere.

Islandview is ripe with potential not just in its land but also in the talent and character of its residents. Robert aims to magnify the light beaming from Islandview so the rest of Detroit can see the power that lies within.

Islandview Community Liaison Robert Tompkins

Follow One Detroit

Follow One Detroit on Facebook  Follow One Detroit on Twitter  Follow One Detroit on Instagram  Follow One Detroit on YouTube  Sign-up for the One Detroit newsletter

News From Around Detroit

National Headlines

  • France ordered to fight pollution or pay millions in fines

    The Council of State's unusual ruling Friday came after the government failed to fulfill a 2017 order to reduce pollution in accordance with EU rules. The national government and local governments have announced multiple anti-pollution measures in recent years. But the Council found they were insufficient in eight regions.

  • Trump commutes Roger Stone's prison sentence

    Roger Stone has told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump called to inform him he would commute his prison sentence for crimes related to the Russia probe.

  • Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

    In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.