SPECIAL BANNERS: A three foot by six foot banner customized with the name of your organization.

T-SHIRTS: At least five Neighborhoods Day T shirts for your members and volunteers.

COMMUNITY CLEANUP BAGS:  ARISE Detroit! will provide a select number of 33-gallon cleanup bags.

-VOUCHERS: We’ve partnered with a local hardware chain to give $100 in supplies and material for our bight removal and beautification projects.

TRASH BAG PICKUP ASSISTANCE: We will work with the City of Detroit to try to arrange for special pickups of bagged trash. This does not apply to dumps and debris that that are not targeted for Neighborhoods Day.

COMMUNITY TOOLBOX:  Participating organizations will receive at least one “community toolbox,” a package of information on city services, after school programs, etc.

RETAIL DISCOUNTS:  Coupons  and discounts from various food and restaurant retailers, or other services, along with community information from participating organizations.

POSTING OF YOUR EVENT: Your event will be posted on the ARISE Detroit! website (www.arisedetroit.org), where it can be located by the media and others seeking information on Neighborhoods Day.

PARTNERSHIP WITH ARISE Detroit!  Participating organizations will have an opportunity for partnership with ARISE Detroit! to receive help in recruiting volunteers, marketing of their events to the media, posting of events on ARISE

Detroit! website, e-newsletter  and other kinds of support.  As a partner organization, your events will be marketed through the ARISE Detroit! newsletter, which goes to nearly 3,000 organizations and individual subscribers each week.

The Amazing Story of  ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

Welcome to ARISE Detroit!

Luther Keith

Luther Keith, Executive Director, ARISE Detroit!

ARISE is the acronym for Activating Resources and Inspiring Service and Empowerment. It is a way to link together the hundreds of programs and agencies working on child and family issues anti-violence, parenting, illiteracy, education, drug, neighborhood development, youth mentoring, etc. to produce more resources, more volunteers and more help for the people who need it.

ARISE will create a massive community wide movement, supported by people, non-profit groups, the media and individuals, to offer hope and let people know that they can play a personal role in improving their communities. Detroit has had years and years of individual programs and campaigns. And they have produced individual results.

What is desperately needed now is an ongoing Hurricane Katrina-like rescue relief effort to address the chronic social ills that plague our community violence, illiteracy, poor parenting, misdirected youth, inferior education and many others. The resources are here to do a much more productive job of solving these problems but we must be united to do it!