“I Was Here” Talk at Always Brewing Detroit Draws a Crowd

According to hosts Lauren Hood and Ryan Barrett, the “I Was Here” speaker/dialogue series held at Always Brewing Detroit on March 24, is designed to “preserve the narratives of people who lived in Detroit before it was ‘easy’ to live in Detroit.” The three featured speakers were Cornetta Lane from Core City, Robbie Dwight from…

Meet Danielle Jackson, Our Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market VISTA Intern

After graduating with a degree in journalism from Howard University, Danielle Jackson went to work at Cliff Bell’s, the jazz club downtown. Danielle worked in the marketing department, organizing community events and managing their social media. Danielle plans on using her marketing experience and skills this year as an AmeriCorps VISTA working with Chelsea Neblett…

Jerome Vaughn, Grandmont Rosedale Resident and WDET News Director

After experiencing the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, Jerome Vaughn realized something important about Detroit: “In the aftermath of the earthquake people were reacting by helping one another, doing everything from carrying firehoses to staying at each other’s houses. People do that in Detroit all the time.” Soon after the earthquake, Jerome headed back home to…

Detroit Partnership Day, Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Grandmont Rosedale community will team up with University of Michigan students on Saturday, March 28th from 10 – 3 PM for the 16th Annual Detroit Partnership Day, (DP Day for short). DP Day is a student-run organization that pairs student volunteers from Ann Arbor with schools and non-profit organizations in Detroit. DP Day is their…

Grand River WorkPlace Member and Grandmont Rosedale Resident Cheryl Davis

Robinson Realty and Management Group (RRMG) was the first business to sign up for office space at Grand River WorkPlace, when it opened earlier this year.  WorkPlace was a natural fit for RRMG, which is led by long-time Grandmont Rosedale resident, Cheryl Davis and her two partners, Gaye Butler and LaToya Johnson-Fowlkes. Prior to leasing…

Full Room Discusses Empty Properties at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

The Thursday, February 26 Neighborhood Safety Meeting featured a panel discussion on the topic “From Vacancy to Safety: Resources for You.” District #1 Manager Stephanie Young spoke with residents about vacancy issues that involve city of Detroit resources while GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Managers Chelsea Neblett and Becki Kenderes presented a perspective from GRDC’s Vacant…