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…

Full Room Discusses Empty Properties at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

The Thursday, February 26 Neighborhood Safety Meeting featured a panel discussion on the topic “From Vacancy to Safety: Resources for You.” District #1 Manager Stephanie Young spoke with residents about vacancy issues that involve city of Detroit resources while GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Managers Chelsea Neblett and Becki Kenderes presented a perspective from GRDC’s Vacant…

Tax Foreclosure Meeting Well Attended

Over 100 people attended the GRDC’s Tax Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on Thursday, January 15. Over 20 volunteers from GRDC, the United Community Housing Coalition and the communities of Grandmont Rosedale were on hand to direct attendees, answer questions, help fill out forms and organize the intake of attendees. Over 60 forms for tax relief and…