News from GRDC’s Community Security Program!

January has been an exciting month for GRDC’s Community Security Program! The Neighborhood Safety Meeting, hosted by the Crime Prevention Task Force with support from GRDC, took place January 22nd. Residents gathered at the North Rosedale Park Community House to hear presentations about accurately reporting suspicious activity to the police and to hear news about…

Grandmont Rosedale, Home to the Jim Dandy Ski Club: The Oldest African American Ski Club in the U.S.

In 1958, three young Detroit men established the first African-American ski club in the United States. These men had skied before, but wanted to include after-ski activities where African-Americans would feel welcome.  The wrote up a constitution, and named their ski club the “Jim Dandy Ski Club of Detroit” after rhythm and blues singer Lavern…