You are invited to join us for our annual North End Community Dinner on Monday, October 1st, 5:30pm at Triumph Church. Triumph Church is located at 2760 East Grand Boulevard. To RSVP please call 313-556-2025 or email CMcCord@VanguardCDC.org.
We look forward to seeing you and your neighbor!
Please join Mayor Dave Bing for A District Community Meeting DISTRICT 5 Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School (3200 E. Lafayette Blvd). Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the school.
This is the sixth in a series of community meetings as outlined in the 2012 Detroit City Charter.
If you need more information, you may contact Eunice Hayes at (313) 224-3703.
The Mayor’s Office is currently seeking applicants for the Transportation Advisory Commission. We would like to have this Commission seated by November 1, 2012, so your immediate attention is appreciated.
No specific qualifications; however, we should be focused on individuals who are interested in assisting the department with improving services, restoring reliability, and increasing ridership. Individuals should also be key stakeholders in the industry (riders, businesses, school administrators, etc).
Description of Agency:
The Department of Transportation Advisory Commission shall study, investigate, monitor, and make recommendations with respect to the maintenance and operation of the Department of Transportation and its subsidiaries.
Number of Members:
Seven (7) members (one selected from each non at-large district). A map of the City council districts can be found on the City of Detroit’s website or by clicking here: http://www.detroitmi.gov/Portals/0/docs/legislative/cpc/pdf/City%20Council%20Districts.pdf
Note – Northend, Brush Park, and the east part of Midtown are in District 3 and the west side of Midtown, Woodbridge, and Corktown are in District 5
Applications can be picked up in Suite 1126 or will be mailed out at their request. Applicants will be given two (2) weeks to submit required information such as resume, references, Government issued identification and Voter registration card (Detroit residency is required). Members of the Commission will be appointed by the Mayor.
Monthly (previously held the 3rd Wednesday at 10:00 a.m)
Interested applicants can contact Eunice Hayes directly by phone at 224-3703, via e-mail at email@example.com, or in person in Suite 1126 of the Coleman A Young Municipal Center located at 2 Woodward, Detroit.
Basic Grant Writing: Class 101 – October 27th
Discussing the basic components of a grant, what you will need to
complete a grant, and how to do a successful grant search and
Program Development: Class 201 – November 3rd
Learn about program development through needs and asset mapping.
Explore Logic Model development and planning.
Budget Development: Class 202 – November 10th
Budget development and on-going outcome based evaluation.
Implementation, Documentation and Reporting: Class 203 – November 17th
Solidify your skills by completing a practice grant application.
Start a Nonprofit: Capacity Building – December 1st
Learn about starting a nonprofit, capacity building for existing
nonprofits, and how to have an existing nonprofit act as your
Workshop Cost: $25 per Workshop – OR – $100 for the Entire Series
For more information and/or to register, Contact Chris Wingert at (313) 556 – 2045 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a difference in 2012! Canvassers needed for the NAACP This Is My Vote Campaign – get great experience for future organizing work — you will be trained, but you must be confident, outgoing and committed to democratic participation in order to meet your goals. Please send your resume, 3 professional or academic references to email@example.com with “Voter Registration Organizers in Michigan” in the subject line. Qualified candidates with complete application materials will be contacted ASAP.
Candidates with a car, valid driver’s license and current auto insurance may be eligible for additional compensation as a driver. EOE.
Oct 4 Session One
Introduction & Overview Presented by: Christopher W. Brooks, Evangel Ministries, Senior Pastor
Oct 11 Session Two
Generous Giving Presented by: Emmese J. Sommers, MBA, Evangel Ministries, Accounting Manager
Oct 18 Session Three
Employment Solutions Presented by: Pastor Aaron O. Richardson, EMERG CDC, INC, Executive Director
Oct 25 Session Four
Budgeting Presented by: Lisa Fort, CPA, Michigan First Credit Union, Supervisory Committee
Nov 1 Session Five
Credit Repair & Debt Management Presented by: Attorney Sandra D. Parker , Flagstar Bank, Vice President Associate General Counsel
Nov 8 Session Six
Banking & Savings Presented by: Hubert E. Wiley, Comerica Bank, Vice President
Nov 15 Session Seven
Home Ownership, Investing & Insurance Presented by: Pastor Christopher W. Brooks, Evangel Ministries, Senior Pastor
Nov 22 Thanks Giving
Nov 29 Session Eight
Entrepreneurship Presented by: Minister Ian M. Watts, HOORAY MBA Consulting, INC, Founder & President
Join us for the free Skillman Good Neighborhoods 2012 Fall Wednesday
Workshop Series. The second workshop, “How Do I Start a Nonprofit?” is:
*Wednesday, October 10th* from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the University of
Michigan Detroit Center in the South Studio conference room. We are
located at 3663 Woodward, Detroit, Michigan, 48201. Free parking is
available on Woodward, in the unmarked lot on Martin Luther King Blvd.
across from the Center, and we will also validate parking if you choose to
park in the Orchestra Place parking structure behind the building.
There are two (2) ways to register for the workshop: 1) Email Lisa Gonzalez
at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information including phone number
and address, or 2) Call Rachel Williams at (313) 593-0928 and leave a message
indicating you want to register for the “How Do I Start a Nonprofit?” workshop
along with your contact information.
See you Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 pm for an exciting time as you
learn about starting your own nonprofit!
The following information is provided to alert WSU students, staff and faculty, as well as area residents, about this crime incident so that they may take additional precautions in the area.
At approximately 4:00 pm yesterday, September 26, 2012, a 23 year old male student reported he was the victim of an armed robbery while walking eastbound on the sidewalk along the north side of the WSU Matthaei Athletic building.
The student told WSUPD officers that two unknown males approached him from behind. One male pushed the student to the ground and demanded the iPhone in his hand. The student observed that the offender had a silver knife in his hand. The student surrendered his phone. The offender then swung the knife, nicking the student’s left arm.
The robbery offender then fled northbound on the sidewalk, between the tennis courts and football field. The second subject, who was present but did not actively participate in the robbery, fled southbound and was last seen in the strip mall parking lot on the south side of W. Warren, just west of the Lodge freeway. WSUPD Officers and a WSUPD K-9 tracking dog responded. An area search failed to locate either subject and the K-9 was unable to sustain a track, possibly due to the high volume of foot traffic in the area.
The student declined medical attention and was transported to the Campus Health Center where he was provided with a Band-aid for his arm.
#1: Unknown black male in his 20″s wearing a black hoodie and “camo” pants.
#2: Unknown black male, 5’10″, last seen wearing a black knit hat and blue jeans.
Beware of Your Surroundings:
Police Officers use this term frequently. It means nothing more than simply being aware of what is going on around you and whether or not that activity is normal and expected for the setting. If something seems strange, unusual or suspicious, you are asked to contact the WSU Police immediately at 313-577-2222. Officers will be dispatched immediately to check out the activity.
Notice Other People:
Look at the people around you, not just a momentary casual glance, but take a good look. Notice if they just glance at you (a normal reaction when making eye contact with a stranger) or if they are watching you. If you notice that they are paying more than momentary attention to you, that may be a red flag that you are about to be targeted.
Open Display of Valuables:
The open display of valuables, including jewelry, cash, and/or high end electronics (including iPads, iPhones, etc) in public places could be just the information a potential thief needs to target you as his next victim.
Trust Your Instincts:
If someone makes you feel uneasy, trust your instincts and act accordingly. Whether indoors or out, change directions and proceed to areas where other people may be around.
Assess Your Own Vulnerability:
Strangers aren’t out to attack YOU. It is nothing personal, they are just looking for the easiest target of opportunity. Your goal, therefore, is to look like somebody who will be too much trouble to mess with. They also want to make you their victim without attracting attention from others. Make it a point, wherever you go, to stay in areas where other people are present. As soon as you enter an area where no one else is around, your guard and defenses should be on alert.
While cell phones have become an important part of our lives, they can also be a distraction, preventing us from observing what is going on around us.
WSUPD patrol officers see, on a daily basis, pedestrians, both on campus and in the surrounding MidTown area, walking around openly displaying high end electronics (talking on their iPhones, texting on their phones and even listening to music, via ear buds, on iPads carried in their hands. Not only are these pedestrians oblivious to what is going on around them, they are openly displaying their valuables to potential thieves. Some pedestrians place themselves at risk being hit by a car when they step off curbs to cross the street….without even looking for approaching cars because they don’t take their eyes off their hand held electronic device!
Keep your head up and walk purposefully. Look at your surroundings and be aware of them. Headphones may give the impression that you are less aware, as well as being completely engaged in a cell phone conversation.
To reduce your chances of becoming a robbery victim, we recommend you routinely walk in areas where you can see others and others can see you.
Robbery perpetrators, like any other criminal, don’t want to be caught “in the act” of robbing someone. They prefer areas where neither potential victims or witnesses will see them. By staying in populated areas, you increase your chances of never being selected for this type of crime.
Whether you are in the city or the suburbs and you find yourself confronted by a robber, the most important thing that you can do during the incident is to prevent, if possible, any violence. Always assume the robber is armed, even if you can’t see a weapon, and act accordingly. If you are the victim of a robbery, consider these important tips:
• Get it over with quickly. Chances are if you stall, the robber will get nervous and may be more prone to violence.
• Nothing you have or own is worth getting hurt for. Valuables can be replaced, you cannot.
• Do what the robber asks, but do not volunteer to do anything more. Move quickly, but carefully to give the robber exactly what they want.
• Do not fight or try any impulsive heroics. The risks are high if the robber is armed.
• Do not volunteer to go anywhere with the robber or allow them to take you anywhere. The odds are heavily against you if you allow them to take you to a secondary crime scene where they have more privacy and more control over you.
• Do not chase the robber. Carefully note their physical description and the direction they flee in. If they have a vehicle, note it’s type, make, color and license plate if possible.
• If you have the opportunity to flee, do so immediately. The robber wants your property most of all. Drop it or throw in one direction, then run in the opposite direction, to any area where there may be other people around.
• Call the Wayne State University Police immediately at 313-577-2222.
We also recommend you carry your cell phone on your person (on a belt clip or in your pocket), rather than in a purse or backpack. That way, if you become separated from your purse or backpack, you can still call for assistance.