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We are a broad-based coalition of community groups. Our mission is to launch a new wave of volunteerism for the many worthwhile programs and activities that are struggling with the issues that trouble our community – illiteracy, high school dropout rates, crime and youth violence, drug abuse, domestic abuse, neighborhood blight and unemployment.


It is our belief that everyone can play a role and render service, thereby having a greater impact on solving these chronic problems. Our goal is to unite the entire community — nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, the business community and the media — in an unprecedented call to action.


This movement is about making a personal commitment to change at a critical time in our city’s history. We invite you to be part of this historic effort.

Luther Keith, Executive Director of ARISE Detroit!

Embrace The Vision, Be Part of The Change.



In Memoriam:

Honoring Jane Thomas, posthumous. Trustee Emeritus, the Skillman Foundation, ARISE Detroit!, secretary, 2006-2016 

Honoring Randy McNeil, posthumous, ARISE Detroit!, Chair, 2010-2016

Honoring Julius Bender, ARISE Detroit!, Board Member, 2017-2018

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