Meet Carla White-Smith, Chair of Grandmont’s Youth Expo

Carla White-Smith visited other expos, taking notes on what worked and what didn’t, where visitors gathered, and which vendors were popular with whom. Then she decided to chair a committee to host Grandmont Community Association’s Youth Expo on Saturday, March 16 from 11 am – 3 pm at Christ the King Church, 20800 Grand River.…

Grandmont Rosedale’s Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired Managing Director Victor Arbulu Knows the Importance of Building Community

Victor Arbulu couldn’t have guessed where he’d put down his roots years after earning his MBA in finance and management. After working in small business consulting and in non-profit finance for several years, about 13 years ago, Victor was hired to be the finance manager at the now 55 year old Greater Detroit Agency for…

Meet Chinyere Olumba, the Children’s Librarian at the Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library

Chinyere Olumba remembers spending many childhood summer days hanging out at the Gray Branch of the Detroit Public Library which was in the Butzel Family Recreation Center on the east side. Chinyere could walk there with her four siblings and the five of them would play in the gym, take craft classes, and visit the…

Jerome Vaughn, Grandmont Rosedale Resident and WDET News Director

After experiencing the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, Jerome Vaughn realized something important about Detroit: “In the aftermath of the earthquake people were reacting by helping one another, doing everything from carrying firehoses to staying at each other’s houses. People do that in Detroit all the time.” Soon after the earthquake, Jerome headed back home to…

Rosedale Soccer in its 36th Season

Co-Commissioner of the Rosedale Soccer League Deborah Lowery sat at a table full of cleats for sale at $5.00 a pair and answered parents’ questions about uniforms, game times, and registration.  Deborah has been co-commissioning the league with Rosedale Park resident Stacie Harris since 2008, and before that was the sole commissioner for eight years. …

Positive Youth Development in Grandmont #1

Submitted by Kathy Garrett The First Annual Positive Youth Development Family Fun Day took place on Saturday, February 22, at the GRDC Offices.  Oliver Cole, president of the Grandmont #1 community, hopes that this is the first of many years of PYD Family Fun Day.  “The purpose of the day was to just provide an…