GRDC named Community Development Corporation of the Year!

The lively drumming of Nanou Dijapo matched the buzz of Detroit pride as hundreds working to maintain and improve Detroit neighborhoods poured into the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center. Over a dozen Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation board members and staff attended the Annual Detroit Community Development Awards banquet to accept the honor of Community…

Loyal to Your Soil Artists Create Public Art at Stoepel

Want to know what Peck Park on Brush Street, the pedestrian bridge over 75 in Southwest Detroit, the Atheneum Hotel, Children’s Hospital, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campus Martius, the Detroit Athletic Club, and the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church have in common?  They all contain works by world renowned Detroit artist Hubert Massey.  As of this…

GRDC’s Community Garden Produces Delicious Results

The system works:  Volunteers weed, rake, mow, help build a fence, pick, and then they “shop” for produce such as cucumbers, basil, squash, garlic, and strawberries before they head home.  Usually there are 6-12 people who help out Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at GRDC’s Community Garden, and usually there isn’t much produce left over.  Some…

A Wonderful Demonstration of Community at GRDC’s 25th Anniversary Picnic

On Monday, July 7th Becki Kenderes, GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Manager, was worried – very worried.  “Have you seen the weather forecast for Saturday?”  The GRDC 25th Anniversary Picnic was scheduled for Saturday, and the forecast called for thunderstorms.  As the week went on and preparations for the anniversary picnic neared completion, the thunderstorms changed…