Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Homeowners Benefit from GRDC’s Home Repair Program

William and Michelle Evans have lived in their beautiful brick home in Grandmont Rosedale since 1988. Like any home, though, time and weather had taken its toll. William learned about GRDC’s Home Repair Program at the annual Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood Open House. Designed for qualified homeowners in certain targeted areas of Grandmont Rosedale, GRDC’s Home…

Larissa Carr, Grand River WorkPlace Manager

Larissa Carr, GRDC’s Grand River WorkPlace Manager, was recently recognized by University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), as a W.K. Kellogg Master of Community Development Fellow and Spotlight feature. As the Spotlight indicates, Larissa is “leading the economic development initiatives and programs to help the Grand River corridor thrive.” Larissa is indeed busy scheduling programming helpful…

Becki Kenderes, Community Development Advocates of Detroit Board Member

Becki Kenderes, GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Manager has been elected to serve on the board of Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD). As part of the larger, city-wide organization, Becki will represent District #1 to champion causes for community development in northwest Detroit. CDAD serves as the “trade association” for Detroit’s community development industry. Its…

Rain Garden to be Installed at the North Rosedale Park Community House

With help from volunteers from the Ford Accelerated Action Day and Grandmont Rosedale residents, GRDC will be installing a rain garden on the south end of the parking lot at the North Rosedale Park Community House on June 5. The Michigan native plants will help alleviate parking lot water run-off and add beauty to the…

Many Beautification Projects in the Works in Grandmont Rosedale

GRDC’s Trash Talkin’ has again begun its monthly meetings of conversation and light litter pick up, but this year it’s a little different. In order to spruce up as much of Grandmont Rosedale as possible, the Trash Talkin’ volunteers are meeting at a different location. The June 27 Trash Talkin’ meeting place is at our…

Karen Johnson Moore, GRDC’s Community Security Program Manager, Bids Farewell

“First, I gotta rest,” says Karen Johnson Moore, soon to leave her position as the Community Security Program Manager at GRDC. Her rest is well earned. In 2011 Karen signed on with GRDC for one year to spearhead the Special Assessment District initiative for the Grandmont Rosedale communities. Karen soon realized that this project to…

Special Assessment District Discussed at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

The well-attended Neighborhood Safety Meeting of April 23 was focused on the initiative to designate the five Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods as a Special Assessment District (SAD). Karen Johnson Moore, GRDC’s Community Security Program Manager, provided the history of the effort and what the next steps would be required. Special Assessment Districts are an innovative tool…

“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…