We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear that our readers want more ways to get involved with the city. Here’s where one day (and throughout the month of August, in some cases) you can get involved in the neighborhoods throughout the city of Detroit.
ARISE Detroit! has put together their fourth annual Neighborhoods Day, which will be held on August 7 across Detroit from the Riverfront to 8 Mile road. It’s a unique opportunity to either put your shoulder to the wheel or the group that you work with to get involved. Major sponsors include The Skillman and Kresge Foundations, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) as well as Comerica Bank and Waste Management.
This opportunity to showcase the pride and spirit of the neighborhoods and forge relationships that improve the quality of life for city residents covers all kinds of activities. For instance, some of the opportunities to get involved are:
- Clean up neighborhoods
- Help build new houses
- Health fairs
- Anti-Crime events
- Youth Concerts
- Volunteer sign-ups
“Neighborhoods Day gets people to step out of their circles all over the city, to become involved and get to know their neighbors again,” said city resident Linda Butler, an ARISE Detroit! volunteer. “ARISE Detroit! is replacing what has been missing in Detroit.”
So head over to their website http://arisedetroit.org/ – You can register your group for $50 which includes banners, T-shirts and more as well as soon a complete list of events will be posted. You can be sure we at the Hub will follow up with links when that information is available..