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…

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…

Tax Foreclosure Meeting Well Attended

Over 100 people attended the GRDC’s Tax Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on Thursday, January 15. Over 20 volunteers from GRDC, the United Community Housing Coalition and the communities of Grandmont Rosedale were on hand to direct attendees, answer questions, help fill out forms and organize the intake of attendees. Over 60 forms for tax relief and…

Salute to Radio Patrol Volunteers!

On Thursday, 6th and 8th Precinct Radio Patrol volunteers gathered at the North Rosedale Park Community House to be saluted for their contributions to safe communities. This event, coordinated by the 6th and 8th Precinct Radio Patrol coordinators with assistance from GRDC community security program staff and volunteers, proved to be a success! Chief Craig,…