M.L.K. Day “Safe Routes to School” Event
We are excited to invite you to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day “Safe Routes to School” event hosted by the Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies (“the Center”) AmeriCorps Urban Safety project. This year we are partnering up with Wayne State University’s Department of Community Affairs, Vanguard Next Steps AmeriCorps program, and United Way for the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service project to board up four vacant and open homes near Thirkell Elementary.
These vacant and open homes have led to an unsafe situation for students commuting to school on foot or bicycle (See pictures attached). The vacant houses are magnets for danger on several levels. As a result, we have identified what needs to be done to make the route to Thirkell Elementary school safer: secure these dangerous structures so that no one can enter. Detroit’s Thirkell Elementary School serves grades PK-5 in the Detroit City School District <http://www.greatschools.org/michigan/detroit/Detroit-City-School-District/> . It is among the few public schools in Michigan to receive a distinguished Great Schools Rating of 8 out of 10 and is identified by the Skillman Foundation as a good school.
Please join us for the event.
Location: The address is 8024 14th Street (The properties are right next to each other so it would be a safe bet to come join us in the middle)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Date: January 16, 2012
Many thanks to all who made this day possible with their donations and to Michigan Community Service Commission Office (to learn more go to http://www.michigan.gov/mcsc) for their continue support of the Center’s AmeriCorps program.
For more information, contact Ramona Washington at (313) 577-0979 or at email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!