Rachel Jacobs’ Legacy Lingers in Detroit

Rachel Jacobs may have been living in Manhattan, but Detroit was always in her heart as evidenced by Detroit Nation, the community-building charity she co-founded. Last week, Jacobs and seven others lost their lives when the Amtrak train they were riding from Philadelphia to New York left the tracks. Now a CrowdRise Memorial Campaign has been started in her honor to help keep the charity and the city she loved alive. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]

Former Michigan Native Among the Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

On Tuesday evening, Rachel Jacobs, formerly of Huntington Woods, was on her way home to Manhattan from her job as CEO of the online educational firm ApprenNet in Philadelphia when the Amtrak train she was riding crashed, killing her and seven others and injuring at least 200 passengers. According to various news sources, the commuter train was traveling over 100 mph when it left the tracks. Read the full story on The Patch. … [Read more...]