Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Spent a Busy 6 Weeks Helping Out in Grandmont Rosedale

Among their objectives for the 6 week summer Grow Detroit’s Young Talent training and employment program is to “ensure that young adults have meaningful summer work experiences that create pathways to future opportunities” and to “connect young adults to professional networks and employers that can support their career goals.” Dehvin, Ebony, KeAndra, Rashid, and Micah,…

Meet Joél Reyes-Klann, GRDC’s UM Intern and Vacant Property Task Force Assistant

Joél Reyes-Klann, GRDC’s intern from the University of Michigan, is no stranger to community engagement. Since last June, Joél has spent much of his time assisting GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager Kitty Yarbrough with Vacant Property Task Force meetings, and soon he will also help out with this year’s Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market season. Joél, a…

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…

The Vacant Property Task Force, a Force for Good in Grandmont Rosedale

The Vacant Property Task Force or VPTF, is a group of GRDC staff and community volunteers who have been meeting monthly since 2008 to devise effective strategies for vacant properties. These volunteers, co-chaired by volunteer residents Clarenda Webb and Diane Patterson, spend some days getting their hands dirty. There are two mower crews who go…

Shop Small in GRANDmont on Saturday, November 28

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? Looking for ways to support local Detroit businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs? Look no further! On Saturday, November 28, from 11am – 5pm, Grand River will be bustling with holiday fun with over 25 vendors offering shoppers a wonderful selection of unique, locally-made or locally-sourced items. The festivities…

Kassey Makki, Owner of Kassey Auto Repair Complete Auto Service in Grandmont Rosedale

Kassey Makki has been in business in Grandmont Rosedale for close to 20 years and at his current location, 19200 Schoolcraft, for the last 10 years. Kassey (pronounced “Casey”), has many repeat customers whom he greets always with “How are you, Honey?” Knowing that his customers trust him, Kassey asks even the long-time customers “Are…

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…