CREATING “NEIGHBORHOODS OF OPPORTUNITY” IS FOCUS OF EIGHTH ANNUAL ARISE DETROIT! NEIGHBORHOODS RISING SUMMIT

 

Detroit – Creating “Neighborhoods of Opportunity” is the focus of the 8th annual ARISE Detroit Neighborhoods Rising Summit, which will be held, Saturday, Nov. 4 at the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College District.

The summit’s purpose is to equip resident with strategies to improve their neighborhoods. The event is free and will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The   downtown campus  of WCCCD  is located at 1001 W. Fort Street, Detroit, 48226.  The summit will include a continental breakfast and lunch. People can still register for the summit at www.arisedetroit.org.

The summit will feature discussions on steering development to improve neighborhoods and as well as promote inclusive and diverse opportunities for job training and neighborhood entrepreneurship.

“With all the talk about the so-called two Detroits, we thought it was important to highlight efforts and opportunities to build equity into Detroit development and job opportunities,” said Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit! “The summit offers a way for the community to learn about such opportunities and, more importantly, take advantage of them.”

 

Sponsored by the Kresge Foundation, the DTE Energy Foundation and Detroit Future City, the summit includes 12 workshops and more than 50 community leaders offering expertise in neighborhood transformation, including:

–Connecting neighborhood entrepreneurs to funding sources and promoting neighborhood entrepreneurship.

–Home buying through the Detroit Land Bank and other programs.

–Fighting crime and curtailing blight.

–Using community collaborations to procure volunteers and sponsors for community projects.

—Finding jobs and overcoming barriers to employment.

—Finding funding and strategic planning support for neighborhood projects.

–Pathways to create strong community leaders.

–Millennial leadership, focusing on what that millennial generation is doing to help neighborhoods..

Workshops will be held from 10:45 a.m. to noon.,  and from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

The summit will also feature community organization exhibitors with information and resources to help neighborhood residents.

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ARISE DETROIT NEIGHBORHOODS EXHIBIT AT DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY

ARISE DETROIT! NEIGHBORHOODS RISING EXHIBIT OPENS AT DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH; WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL END OF AUGUST

Detroit—ARISE Detroit’s Neighborhood Rising exhibit, which had a two month run at the Detroit Historical Museum, is now open at the main branch of The Detroit Public Library.

The free exhibit will remain open through Aug. 31.

Sponsored by The DTE Energy Foundation, the exhibit focuses on the neighborhood people and programs that have partnered with ARISE Detroit! since the community mobilization nonprofit began in 2006.

“We’re thrilled and thankful that the Detroit Public Library has given the residents of Detroit and others another opportunity to see this amazing exhibit,” said Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit. “This truly a people’s exhibit that reflects the spirit and love that so many have for our city.”

The library is also one of the major sponsors for the 11th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, which will be Aug. 5, in neighborhoods all over the city. The library’s branches are spotlighting a number of programs leading up to and after Neighborhoods Day throughout the month of August.

The exhibit features more than 200 photos and dozens of artifacts that have been part of the annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, the Neighborhood Summit and other activities.

ARISE Detroit! will host a special Community Day public showing of the exhibit on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The exhibit spotlights the remarkable energy residents have poured into improving their neighborhoods over the last decade.

“You’ll be able to walk through 10 years of Neighborhoods Day,” Keith said. “We think people will be inspired and motivated, hopefully enough to get involved and join with us to continue to push the city forward in a positive direction.”

There is no admission charge to attend the exhibit. The main branch of the Detroit Pubic Library  located at 5201 Woodward, Detroit. 48202. Phone, 313-481-1300.

About ARISE Detroit!

ARISE Detroit! is a nonprofit community mobilization coalition of more than 400 community organizations, promoting volunteerism, community activism and positive media images to create a better Detroit. www.arisedetroitorg; 313-921-1955

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GET YOUR ARISE DETROIT MEMBERSHIP CARD, HELP LOCAL MERCHANTS

ARISE DETROIT LAUNCHES MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM TO HELP LOCAL MERCHANTS

 

ARISE Detroit! has a launched its first ever membership drive tied to a local merchants incentive program that will offer discounts to those who donate $10 for a membership card.

By becoming a member, card holders will qualify for a wide range of discounts from local businesses, including restaurants, printing and design work, book purchases, car detailing, spa services and more. In addition, card holders will receive the ARISE Detroit! newsletter and qualify for ARISE Detroit! event discounts.

“We’ve never done a membership drive before, but now, with 11 years of demonstrated community impact, we believe the membership has value and is something the people will embrace,” said, Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit! “We also want to support our local merchants in Detroit and we are happy at the response we have had so far.” 3

CARDS CAN BE PURCHASED BY PHONING 313-921-1955, or email your request to info@arisedetroit.org

 

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

Valid ARISE Detroit! Membership Required. Various restrictions apply. Good at participating locations only. Offer may change without notice. Discounts cannot be honored after the sale. Amount of discount subject to merchant discretion.

ARISE Detroit! Membership Program Merchant List

 

Pages Bookshop

Address: 19560 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

Phone: (313) 473-7342

Website: http://www.pagesbkshop.com/

 

1917 American Bistro

Address: 19416 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

Phone: (313) 863-1917

Spa-A-Peal

Address: 19025 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

Phone: (313) 272-7335

Website: http://spa-a-peelstudio.com/

 

R&L Color Graphics

Address: 18709 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235

Phone: (313) 345-3838

Website: http://randlcolor.com/

 

Hot Sam’s (Downtown)

Address: 127 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: (313) 961-6779

Website: https://www.hotsamsdetroit.com/

 

AAA True Value Hardware

West Location

Address: 8749 Joy Road, Detroit, MI 48204

Phone: (313) 934-2266

Website: http://ww3.truevalue.com/aaa/Home.aspx

 

AAA True Value Hardware

North Location

Address: 17400 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

Phone: (313) 340-1200

Website: http://ww3.truevalue.com/aaa/Home.aspx

 

AAA True Value Hardware

East Location

Address: 11616 Whittier St. Detroit, MI 48224

Phone: (313) 527-4900

Website: http://ww3.truevalue.com/aaa/Home.aspx

 

Bel Air Luxury Cinema

Address: 10100 East 8 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48234

Phone: (313) 438-3494

Website: http://www.belairluxurycinema.com/

 

Val’s Barber Shop

Address: 18474 Wyoming, Detroit, MI 48221

Phone: 313-863-6848

 

Doctor Detroit Auto Detailing

Address: 9861 Oakland Ave., Detroit, MI 48211

Phone: (313) 529-7777

Website: http://www.doctordetroitautodetailing.com/

 

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NEIGHBORHOODS DAY HAS GROWN INTO “NEIGHBORHOOD TOWN”

MOVE OVER DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN;
 NEIGHBORHOODS DAY HAS GROWN INTO “NEIGHBORHOOD TOWN”

By Luther Keith
Executive Director, ARISE Detroit!

 

A lot can happen in ten years.
A seed can grow into a tree.
A baby can grow into an exuberant child.
A student can go from junior high to college graduate.

ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day has done lot of growing over the past 10 years as well, going from baby steps with 55 community events and one financial sponsor, to a roaring community celebration with more than 320 community improvement projects, involving nearly 40  corporate and foundation sponsors, and thousands of volunteers and participants of all kinds.

We started Neighborhoods Day without trend lines, polls, surveys, or politicians telling us it was the right thing to do. We started BEFORE downtown and Midtown became Boom Towns.

We wanted a day to showcase and encourage residents to display how they were transforming their communities and the lives of others – through building homes, beautifying neighborhoods, through concerts, health fairs, back to school events, parades and more.

Take a look, world, we said; Take a look, media. People in Detroit are doing great things – all the time!

We KNEW it was the right thing to do then – starting in August of 2007 — and it is the right thing to do now.

The 10th anniversary of ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, held on Aug. 6, 2015 was a phenomenal testament to all that is the best of Detroit. People from ever part of the city, every zip code; people of every faith, people of every color.

Joining hands, working together.

It was a day with one shared purpose and goal – to make our neighborhoods truly rise. Special thanks to the DTE Energy Foundation, presenting sponsor for the 10th annual Neighborhoods Day and the Thank You Detroit Festival.

No, all the problems were not solved on Neighborhoods Day; Nor, will they ever be on one day. Neighborhoods Day really reflects what hundreds of block clubs, churches and community groups do on every day throughout the year.

But it has become a signature City of Detroit event, like no other – a place where all spirits can meet, where all are embraced, where we all are reminded that we are all really one big family.

Maybe we should take a cue from the downtown and Midtown marketers use the term “Neighborhood Town, ” for the collection of blocks, homes and businesses that take part in Neighborhoods Day. Maybe that will attract more resources, investment, people and believers in our neighborhoods.

Okay, that may be too corny.

What, I’m really saying is let’s give our neighborhoods and neighborhoods people some LOVE.

They deserve it.

 

The 11th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, once again presented by the DTE Energy Foundation, will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, from sunup until sundown in neighborhoods all over Detroit. Churches block clubs and community groups can register at www.arisedetroit.org, or phone, 313-921-1955.

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YOUTH SERVING GROUPS INVITED TO BE PART OF 2nd ANNUAL YOUTH RESOURCE SUMMIT

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, AT THE SAMARITAN CENTER; HOSTED BY BETTER DETROIT YOUTH MOVEMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARISE DETROIT!

 

CLICK HERE: To Register for youth resources summit.

 

DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION work with the youth of Detroit?
If so, you will want to attend the second annual Detroit Youth Resource Summit, sponsored by the Better Detroit Youth Movement and ARISE Detroit!
The summit will be held Thursday, June 22, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. in the Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Conference Room of the Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner, Detroit, 48213. The event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.

The summit’s purpose is to bring together groups that assist youth in everything from education to recreational programs. This year’s program will have a special emphasis on conflict resolution programs, said Reuben Gordon, co-founder and co-director of the Better Detroit Youth Movement.
He is also the founder of the Detroit Resource Alert Project, or RAP, aimed at making youth aware of the many community resources available to help them in their life decisions, academic and other needs.

“We think it’s important to make youth aware of the many efforts to help them,” Gordon said. “We expect this to be a great networking, information sharing and collaboration building event.”

Summit participants are encouraged to bring and distribute material about their organizations. A number of information tables will be made available.
“We want to improve the quality of life for our children,” Gordon said.

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HELP OUR SENIOR CITIZENS ON NEIGHBORHOODS DAY ARISE DETROIT! GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN WILL HELP WITH HOME REPAIRS

(Caption Information) 8th Annual Arise Detroit Neighborhood, All over Detroit. August 2, 2014, Detroit, Mi.

(Caption Information) 8th Annual Arise Detroit Neighborhood, All over Detroit. August 2, 2014, Detroit, Mi.

GOFUNDME logoThe 11th annual Neighborhoods Day is just around the corner (August 5, 2017) and we are seeking financial assistance to help with underwriting hardware store vouchers for Detroit neighborhood group beautification projects and senior citizen clean up/paint projects.  Please continue reading how we started, posted below by ARISE Detroit’s operations officer, Crystal Staffney. Click here to learn more and contribute

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ARISE Detroit Neighborhood Clean Up

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD)

ARISE Detroit Neighborhood Clean Up

Saturday, August 6, 2015

10:00am – 2:00pm

Groups that wish to adopt a school, should email their selection to info@arisedetroit.orrg, or phone, 313-921-1955.

9th Annual Arise Detroit Neighborhood Days. Detroit, Mi, August 1, 2015

9th Annual Arise Detroit Neighborhood Days. Detroit, Mi, August 1, 2015

  1. School Name: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School

School Address: 7635 Chatham, 48239

Name of Principal/Contact Person:  Darron Jackson

Contact Number:  313-910-5739 OR 313-274-8560

Grades Served:  PreK-8

Project Request: Painting Trim of exterior windows and school trim and landscaping

Number of volunteers needed: 20

Resources needed to complete the request: Paint, brushes, drop cloths, paint cleaner, rollers, pans, etc. and shovels and plants (assorted annuals and perennials)

 

  1. School Name:  John J. Bagley Elementary

School Address: 8100 Curtis. 48221

Name of Principal/Contact Person:  Christa Reeves, Principal

Contact Number: 313.494.7175

Grades Served: Pre-K-6th

Project Request: Beautification project

Number of volunteers needed: 5-8

Resources needed to complete the request: shovels and plants (assorted annuals and perennials)

 

  1. School Name:  Bennett Elementary School    

School Address:  2111 Mullane Detroit, MI 48209

Name of Principal/Contact Person:  Dina Binomo

Contact Number:  313-849-3585 (school) or 313-330-5396 (cell)

Grades Served:  PreK – 5

Project Request: Graffiti removal, beautification project

Number of volunteers needed: 5-8

Resources needed to complete the request: Graffiti removal (gorilla snoot); rags, scrub brushes, shovels and plants

 

FYI  2nd  If possible– Project Request: Bordering up abandon building

Number of volunteers needed: 10-15

Resources needed to complete the request: Boards for windows, brooms, gloves, bags and broken glass removal receptacles.

 

  1. Name of School: Brewer Academy

School Address: 18025 Brock, 48205

Name of Principal/Contact Person: Micrael Linton

Contact Number: 313-244-5607

Grades Served: K-8

Project Request: Painting   Beautification Project (exterior) and repainting the lines in parking lot.

Number of volunteers needed: 5-10

Resources needed to complete the request: Paint, brushes/rollers, flowers (perennials) and bags etc.

  1. School Name: Durfee

School Address: 2470 Collingwood, 48206

Name of Principal/Contact Person: Ricardo Martin

Contact Number: 313-252-3070 or 313-623-0056

Grades Served: PreK-8

Project Requested: Painting of Lockers Vibrant Colors: Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Sky Blue, Red, Purple

Number of Volunteers Needed: 35

Materials Needed: Paint colors listed above; brushes, drop cloths, tape, rags, paint removal for cleaning, water for drinking

Attend: 7/14 Kickoff: YES

 

  1. School Name: Golightly Education Center

School Address:  5536 St. Antoine

Name of Principal/Contact Person:    Sherill Hobbs/Shirita Hightower

Contact Number:   313-494-2538

Grades Served:  PreK-8

Project Request: Painting

Number of volunteers needed: 20

Resources needed to complete the request: Paint, brushes, drop cloths, paint cleaner, rollers, pans, etc.

 

  1. School Name: Gompers

School Address:  14450 Burt Rd.

Name of Principal/Contact Person:   Bobbie Posey-Millner

Contact Number:    313-494-7495

Grades Served:  PreK-8

Project Request: Painting   Stairwells (walls and stairs), walls in hallway, lunchroom locker rooms main office and attendance agents office; Window cleaning, high dusting, lockers washed inside and out.

Number of volunteers needed: 20

Resources needed to complete the request: Paint, brushes/rollers, flowers and cleaning supplies

 

  1. School Name: Marshall, Thurgood Elementary School

School Address:  15531 Linwood Street

Name of Principal/Contact Person:   Sharon Lee/Craig McKee

Contact Number:   313-494-8820

Grades Served:  PreK-8

Project Request: Painting lockers and some walls

Number of volunteers needed: 25+

Resources needed to complete the request: Paint, brushes, drop cloths, paint cleaner, rollers, pans, etc.

 

  1. School Name: Twain  School for Scholars

School Address:  12800  Visger Street

Name of Principal/Contact Person:   Momtaz Haque

Contact Number:   313-386-5530

Grades Served:  PreK-8

Project Request: Painting   Exterior doors (white) and Beautification Project (grounds).

Number of volunteers needed: 5-10

Resources needed to complete the request: Paint, brushes/rollers, flowers (annuals & perennials) and bags etc.

 

  1. School Name: Mason Elementary School

School Address: 19955 Fenelon Street, Detroit MI, 48234-2273

Name of Principal/Contact Person: Omega Mostyn

Contact Number: 313-204-3647

Grades Served: PreK-8

Project Request: Painting   Exterior doors and Beautification Project (grounds). Number of volunteers needed: 20

 

  1. School Name: Young, Coleman A.

School Address:  15771 Hubbell Street

Name of Principal/Contact Person:   Melissa Scott

Contact Number:   313-852-0725

Grades Served:  PreK-8

Project Request: Beautification project

Number of volunteers needed: 5-8

Resources needed to complete the request: shovels and plants (assorted annuals and perennials)

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO VOLUNTEER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS DAY

HOW TO VOLUNTEER FOR NEIGHBORHOODS DAY ON SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 10TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOODS DAY

There will be scores of volunteer projects available for the 10th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day on Saturday, Aug.6.

There are many cleanup and beautification projects as well as event support opportunities at festivals and other events. You can participate as an individual or you can have your organization “adopt” or partnering with a Neighborhoods Day group.

Volunteering is simple four process.
1. Go to the website, www.arisedetroit.org,
2. Click into the Neighborhoods Events List.
3. Scan the list of projects and select the project that interest you.
4. Phone the contact person listed for the project and make arrangements for your visit on Neighborhoods Day.

If you make a connection, please email us at info@arisedetroit.org and let us know what project you will support.

Thank you for Being Part Of The Change!

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A DAY FOR TRUE BELIEVERS; 10TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOODS DAY

Before there were business moguls buying buildings in downtown Detroit … Before there were national retail chains and restaurants coming back to Detroit … Before claiming to be concerned about the neighborhoods of Detroit became a trend and a feel-good cliché …Before the so-called hipsters and the new creative class started discovering Detroit …

Read the Full Story from The HUB: CLICK HERE!

 

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Original published May 13,2016 The HUB – http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2016/05/13/thousands-will-do-great-things-all-across-detroit-on-neighborhoods-day-a-day-of-pride-work-and-fun/

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