The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is a non-profit, community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods of northwest Detroit. We take a comprehensive approach to community revitalization, with programs designed to renovate vacant homes, assist local homeowners and businesses, beautify our community and keep our neighborhoods safe and vibrant.
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Adopted by the community in September 2012, the Grandmont Rosedale Quality of Life Plan lays out concrete steps toward improving the quality of life in our community over the next 3 to 5 years. The plan contains strategies for neighborhood stabilization, community security, commercial revitalization, beautification and place making, youth development and community engagement. Click here to view the whole plan.
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The lively drumming of Nanou Dijapo matched the buzz of Detroit pride as hundreds working to maintain and improve Detroit neighborhoods poured into the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center. Over a dozen Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation board members and staff attended the Annual Detroit Community Development Awards banquet to accept the honor of Community Development Corporation of the Year.
This title is given annually by Detroit LISC and Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) to an organization that has made an impact in its service area through the creation of commercial projects and programs that engage community members. With over 100 renovated homes, a new business incubator, Grand River WorkPlace, and collaboration with 1000+ volunteers for neighborhood maintenance, GRDC has earned this title for 2014! In his remarks, Tom Goddeeris, GRDC Executive Director, praises those that have collaborated to make this effort a reality. To see the video tribute above.
GRDC was in good company as other award recipients include the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Scripps Park Associates, and SER Metro-Detroit. This group of LISC/CDAD awardees show the true progress made in our city and a reason to have high hopes for the future. Last year, GRDC won the Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Safety Initiative for their numerous efforts including a monthly neighborhood safety meeting, popular crime alert, and their work on the Neighborhood Benefits District (NBD). GRDC thanks LISC for their support throughout the years on programs to maintain Grandmont-Rosedale’s quality of life.
WANT TO WORK FOR GRDC?
The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation in Detroit is looking for two full-time, one-year VISTA members, to start in February 2015.
The Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator will coordinate and participate in various volunteer activities, including landscaping, vacant house maintenance, beautification, graffiti removal, mailings, office work, research, IT support, special events, and tree planting; recruit and work with a wide variety of volunteers; assist in the coordination of the Beautification and Community Engagement Task Forces; maintain volunteer records; assist with neighborhood marketing and social media; and assist with Farmers’ Market and Community Garden programs.
To apply for this position: Go through the AmeriCorps application process by DeC. 12, 2014. Visit AmeriCorps at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58175&fromSearch=true
The Farmers’ Market Coordinator will work closely with the Market Manager to increase Market viability and capacity. For example; research and assist in the development of market programming, promote the market to increase customer counts and sales, as well as participating in all aspects of market operations, including financial recordkeeping, vendor recruitment and retention, market set-up and take-down, production of a weekly market newsletter, volunteer recruitment, programming and special events, and evaluations and surveys of customers and vendors.
Benefits of VISTA service, provided directly through the AmeriCorps Program: living allowance, $11,797/year; health coverage, childcare assistance (if eligible) and student loan forbearance or deferment while in service (if eligible); at end of service, choice of a $5,730 education award or $1,500 cash stipend; one year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job.
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