The Many Benefits of Attending Neighborhood Safety Meetings

Just about every other month, on a Thursday evening, GRDC sponsors a Neighborhood Safety Meeting at the North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale. These meetings are free and open to anyone with an interest in increasing safety in the community. The content of these meetings changes month by month, and all first time attendees…

Support GRDC this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thanks to your support, 2018 has been another productive year at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC)! Our Community Connections Breakfast in October provided an opportunity for GRDC supporters, business owners, community development advocates, and Grandmont Rosedale residents to come together to share a delicious breakfast, and to hear an insightful panel…

Meet Brittany Mitchell, a GRDC Intern and New Grandmont Rosedale Neighbor

When given the opportunity to work at any number of non-profits in the Detroit area, Brittany Mitchell chose GRDC because she “wanted to work in a true community.” Brittany knew a little about Grandmont Rosedale before she started as a graduate student in the Master’s Social Work with a concentration in Innovations in Community, Policy,…

Grandmont Rosedale Bids a Very Fond Farewell to GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager Chelsea Neblett

For those who know Chelsea Neblett, GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager for the past four years, it will come as no surprise that when she ran for class president in the 5th grade, complete with a campaign manager and a catchy slogan (“Be a Smartie! Vote for Chelsea!”), she won. Even as an 11 year old,…

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…

GRDC’s Community Security Program, a Resident-Driven Initiative to Prevent Crime

An informed, involved community is a safe, strong community, and it is GRDC’s Community Security Program’s goal to inform and involve as many residents of Grandmont Rosedale as possible in keeping Grandmont Rosedale a great place to live. One of the main concerns for any community is safety. The most effective strategy for addressing any…

September Neighborhood Safety Meeting Sheds Light on Criminal Behavior

Investigator Brain Fountain, a 31-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, was the guest speaker at the September Neighborhood Safety Meeting, addressing the topic of “Understanding Criminal Behavior.” Investigator Fountain explained patterns of behavior that the police find to be common among people committing crimes. Investigator Fountain also suggested ways to curb criminal behavior, or…

Neighborhood Safety Meeting Offers Important Information on Human Trafficking

The guest speaker for the May Neighborhood Safety Meeting was Corporal Erin Diamond from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and chairman of the Michigan’s Human Trafficking Health Advisory Board. Attendees at the Neighborhood Safety Meeting learned several important facts about Human Trafficking and why it’s a public safety issue in Wayne County. As an investigator…