Detroit Future City Takes Part in Detroit Weekend of Service Saturday

October 8, 2014

WHAT: 

The Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office, T.R.I.P USA, Arise Detroit, Detroit Housing Commission, Kendall Park Community and Wayne County have partnered for a Detroit Weekend of Service.  Volunteers from across the country will engage in meaningful service projects in four locations across the city of Detroit to improve the quality of life in Detroit neighborhoods.

WHERE:

The Detroit Future City clean-up and beautification activities will take place at Skinner Playfield on Grayton Street near Edwin C. Denby High School.

WHY:

Last school year DFC formed an ongoing partnership with Denby High School where the DFC Strategic Framework has been incorporated into several core classes and capstone project for graduating Denby seniors.   Learning about DFC in their classes inspired the students to take a hands-on approach to reimaging and revitalizing the community around their school.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 11, 2014
9:00am-3:00pm

CLEAN-UPS:

Other Detroit Weekend of Service locations in Detroit are:

  • Kendall Park Community – 1223 Sorrento Street 
  • George Evans Recreational Center13950 Joseph Campau
  • Rouge Park – 8049 Spinoza Drive

 

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:              

T.R.I.P. (Travel. Rebuild. Inspire. Progress.)

T.R.I.P. USA (www.TRIPusa.org) is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization that helps rebuild underserved communities in need. The group consists of concerned citizens from across the country who combine their love of travel and community service for the good of improving lives. The mission of the organization is to travel to predominantly low-income, African-American communities to help rebuild neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for local residents. T.R.I.P. has hosted volunteer-vacations and weekend service projects in several cities including: Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York City; NY; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC; and has a network of more than 1,000 volunteers across the country.