Last Saturday (August 18th) was Vanguard Community Development Corporation (VCDC)’s annual showcase for the youth of Camp Positive Influence. During the show case youth showed off the skills they learned during their summer camp. The event was also a back to school “block party” for youth where there was food, fun, games, and free back to school supplies for families.
Camp Positive Influence (P.I.) is typically a 6-8 week program focused on workforce development, entrepreneurship, academic enrichment, community service, and community development. Camp P.I. facilitates youth participants in the development of marketable skills by engaging in positive activities focused on community beautification, digital media, and community awareness.
The program is intentionally designed to build youth leaders in the North End with principles of new job skills, creative expression and community engagement. In addition, Camp P.I. offers creative workshops such as graffiti, mural design, DJing, and other youth inspired classes. For more information contact DBaul@VanguardCDC.org
Too view more pictures from the showcase click here.
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Happy Summer Everyone!
Hope you’re having fun in the sun and enjoying this great weather!
It’s summer, and more than 315,000 kids who depend on school meals are at home and hungry. Charter One Foundation and other generous sponsors are matching gifts dollar for dollar so that we can provide 2 million meals to these children.
We have several projects happening at Gleaners Community Food Bank in the Detroit and the Taylor warehouses.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with all these projects.
Here is a list of volunteer opportunities and details:
Ÿ Office Volunteers: Scheduling, data entry, light clerical.
Ÿ Warehouse Volunteers: Pulling agency orders and packing for agency distribution.
Ÿ Pantry Pack Volunteers: Packing food items into boxes for families.
ŸMobile Volunteers: Packing and bagging food boxes for school distributions.
***Projects will be assigned depending on the priority of our warehouse needs.
Dates need to be filled:
July 30th 9-12noon and 1-4p.m./July 31st 9-12noon and 1-4p.m.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
We welcome individuals and groups of any size.
During the summer months we experience a lower number of volunteers and without your support it is very difficult for us to continue our mission “Nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.”
Please help us by scheduling a volunteer visit soon.
Please call me or send me an email so that we can schedule you or your group.
Detroit Non-Profit Housing at 313-972-1111 has government funds to pay the mortgage for three months for a city of Detroit resident who is 1-3 months behind in their mortgage payment and can demonstrate they can sustain the mortgate after the three months of assistance. There is no charge for this assistance.
Foreclosure Grants Available
The City of Detroit was awarded a CDBG-R grant for $9.9 million. From that grant, $1.2 million was earmarked to provide housing assistance to eligible City of Detroit residents who are at risk of losing their home through means of foreclosure.
Southwest Housing Solutions was awarded $272,519 of that $1.2 million to distribute to struggling homeowners. We have listed below some of the eligibility requirements for the program:
• Property must be in the City of Detroit
• Must be the legal owner of property
• Property must be your primary residence AND you must live in the home
• Mortgage delinquency status cannot exceed three (3) months of arrearages
• Property taxes must be current – (Note: there are some exceptions; call for more
• Homeowner must be able to show stable income
If you, or know ANYONE who you think might qualify for this program, please have them call the Housing Opportunity Center immediately and request an Intake Package at 313.841.9641 or stop by the office and pick one up. We have an EXTREMELY small window of opportunity to help eligible City of Detroit Residents, so it is imperative that we act quickly. Any funds that have not been used by the August 31, 2012 deadline, will be returned to the City of Detroit and then, eventually, back to the Federal Government. Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions.
Midtown Alliance Meeting
July 11, 2012
7:00 p.m. at Mario’s Restaurant
(Second between Willis and Canfield)
(Don’t forget – no meeting in August ! ! !)
Help make our neighborhood safe and clean
Central District Police Department
We have a new Commander = Cmdr. White.
Telephone Crime Reporting (T.C.R.) at 313-267-4600
Address: 7310 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
(corner of E. Grand Blvd/Woodward)
Precinct Desk: 313-596-1300
(In an emergency – call 911 or from a cell phone, call 313-224-1212)
· Commander White = 313-596-1310
· Community Relations:
· Gang Squad = 313-237-2555
· To report drug activity = 313-224-DOPE
· To report illegal gun activity = 1-800-AFT-GUNS
Wayne State University Public Safety 313-577-2222
Central Community Access Center (formerly Neighborhood City Hall)
2 Woodward (Coleman A. Young Municipal Center), Room 106
Chauncey N. Samuel, Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Central District Police/Community Relations Council Meeting
When: Third Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Central District Headquarters
President: Ernest Little = 313-378-3725
Web site through Neighborhood Link = www.neighborhoodlink.com/org/cdpcrc
email address = email@example.com
Midtown Alliance Meetings
When: Second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in August or December)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mario’s Restaurant (Second and Willis)
Information: Leslie Malcolmson = 313-831-7931
Boundaries: East – Chrysler Freeway I-75
South – Fisher Freeway I-75
West – Lodge Freeway M-10
North – Edsel Ford Freeway I-94
Food, Friends, & Fun
Free summer meals are available for all children under the age of 18.
No registration or ID is required to access free summer meals.
COMIDA DE VERANO GRATIS para niños y adolescents
To find your summer site simply call 2-1-1 or text FoodMI to 877-877
Free Summer Meals
For many kids, summertime means two things: fun and friends. But when school’s out, that also means that families can’t count on their kids eating meals at school, and already tight family food budgets have to be stretched even further. Parents also know that growing kids have big appetites.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals to kids across Michigan similar to School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, except meals are free to all kids that come to a registered summer meals site.
Summer Meals Programs Details:
- Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to a summer meals site.
- Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets.
- Food served at summer meal sites follows USDA nutrition guidelines and are paid for by the USDA.
- Summer meal sites are safe places for kids and teens to go, such as schools, churches, and community centers.
- May sites offer educational and recreational activities that kids of all ages can participate in so they can eat, hang out with friends and take part in activities offered.
- Parents don’t need to apply to the program to get a free summer meal for their kids. They can simply bring their child to a summer meals site in their community, and their kids can enjoy it without the hassle of having to fill out an application.
Find a Summer Meals Site Near You:
Call 2-1-1 or Text FoodMI to 877-877 to find a summer meals site near you!