Kenyetta “Kitty” Yarbrough, GRDC’s Community Security Coordinator Intern

GRDC welcomes Kenyetta “Kitty” Yarbrough as our Community Security Coordinator Intern. For her year here as an intern, Kitty is focused on coordinating our Community Security initiatives, the Crime Prevention Task Force and the Neighborhood Safety Meetings. While earning her Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, Kitty also works as a Customer…

Ashley Baker: A GRDC Intern Becomes a GRDC Employee

Ashley Baker started her University of Michigan undergraduate studies in neuroscience, biology, and chemistry. She was doing well in her classes, but once she took an introduction to urban planning class, she left the hard sciences to focus exclusively on her new field of interest. “It just clicked,” Ashley says of her first experience studying…

Oakland Avenue Urban Farm, a Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor

According to its website, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm is “The nation’s first ‘Agri-Cultural’ urban landscape in Detroit’s North End.” This combination of urban agriculture and culture is truly unique. This nearly five acre farm, which is a program of the North End Christian Community Development Corporation, was started in 2008 and is a non-profit, community-based…

Everything Detroit Joins the Grandmont Rosedale Business Community

About ten years ago Katrina Brown came up with the idea for her store, Everything Detroit. Katrina knew that Detroit had no lack of talented designers, artists, and entrepreneurs, but she also noticed that these small businesspeople “shied away from marketing their businesses because of the expense.” Everything Detroit offers Detroit based entrepreneurs, artists, and…

Beautification of Stahelin Celebrated with Dinner on the Avenue

The landscape of Stahelin Avenue between Puritan and McNichols has changed dramatically since North Rosedale Park resident Beverly Frederick first began volunteering to clean-up the area in 2004. Since that time, abandoned homes have been demolished, thousands of pounds of dumped trash has been removed and drug houses have been eliminated with the help of…

Another GRDC Renovated Home For Sale

Roomy Grandmont Rosedale Renovation, Just Listed! Just Listed! GRDC renovated 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath bungalow in the Grandmont 1 neighborhood.  Hardwood floors and natural woodwork. Large master bedroom with sun room addition.  Basement rec room with bar and fireplace. Updated plumbing, electrical and HVAC. Two car garage. Rear deck. Newer roof and take a look…