Charlotte Wright: One of the Forces Behind GRDC’s Continuing Success

For close to four years, GRDC board of director Charlotte Wright has brought expertise, dedication, and perhaps most of all, her impressive work ethic to help make Grandmont Rosedale the wonderful neighborhood it is, and GRDC one of Detroit’s oldest and most effective Community Developments Corporations. Charlotte was asked to serve on the GRDC board…

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Resident Rob Henderson Sees the Connections between Artist, Arborist, and Community Advocate

Rob Henderson has been a sculptor all his adult life. Trees were his medium for 30 years before he began working with metal. Rob still works as a professional arborist while also pursuing his passion for portraying how “richness and depth of the many connections and junctions in our lives that create community.” Inspired by…

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.…

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Resident Leads Generations of Detroit High School Students

When Dave Siefker attended last year’s 45th Alumni Gathering of Detroit Urban Lutheran School/Detroit Christian Schools of Excellence, (DULS/DCSE), he thought “45 years – same old principal.” Through years of uncertainty, both financial and geographic, Dave has been a stable force leading high school and grade school students through the often tough years of childhood…

Marsha Bruhn Steps Down after 12 Years as a GRDC Board Member

Since 2007, Marsha Bruhn has gathered monthly with GRDC board members to strategize ways to make Grandmont Rosedale stable, safe, and sustainable. Marsha served on the board because she “considered GRDC such an asset to the neighborhoods and to the neighbors.” Marsha has been one of those neighbors since 1975 when she and her then…

James and Andrew Martin, Two Grandmont Rosedale Musicians

Along with manners and self-sufficiency, one of the most important things a parent can teach their child is a love of music. Once a child reaches a certain age though, just which musicians to love is out of a parent’s hands. Grandmont Rosedale resident Andrew Martin has developed his own taste in music that differs…

Grandmont Community Association Awards Scholarships to Two Grandmont College Students

The Grandmont Community Association (GCA), handed out its 42nd college scholarship in December 2018 to Rebekah Long and Ria Reno. According to Cora Duncan-Foster, the GCA Scholarship Committee Chair, GCA is the only civic association in Detroit to award college scholarships. To Cora and all the members of the committee, these scholarships simply make good…