Start a Block Club TODAY!
Posted by Staff on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 12:00:00 PM EST
A great way to improve your neighborhood is to start a Block Club!
A block club is a group of citizens who work together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Anyone who cares about their community and is concerned about issues that affect their neighborhood can start or join a block club.
Why start a block club?
-Starting a block club will help you get to know your neighbors and strengthen relationships in your neighborhood.
-You and your neighbors can share information, identify and address concerns, and establish common goals to improve or maintain your neighborhood.
-Working together, you can help to reduce crime and increase safety in your neighborhood.
How to start a block club?
-Recruit two or three people on your block who are interested in helping to organize your neighbors.
-Once you have identified these interested neighbors, pick a date, time and location for your first meeting.
-Create a flyer with the date, time and location of your first meeting that you can pass out to your neighbors.
- Invite everyone on the block to attend the first meeting. It is always better to have one-on-one conversations with your neighbors so you can introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in forming a block club. Always revisit homes where no-one was available at least twice to try and make that personal connection before merely leaving a flyer.
-Keep a list of all the neighbors you contact, indicating those who plan to attend and participate. Also keep a record of what issues they identify during your initial conversation that are of interest or concern to them; this will help you later on to decide what types of projects or activities the majority of your neighbors will be interested in undertaking.
Once your block club is established it is a good idea to register your group with your local Community Access Center and district community relations officer.
City Council President Charles Pugh honors the MAN Network with a Testimonial Resolution
Posted by Staff on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 3:00:00 PM EST
City Council President Charles Pugh believes a strong community is an involved community and has made a commitment to work with residents to improve their neighborhoods.
On Saturday, Pugh honored the MAN Network, a group of men, women and teens who have made a pledge to maintain Detroit’s Osborn Community, with a Testimonial Resolution.
MAN is acronym for Maintaining a Neighborhood and the organization has been successful at increasing community engagement and stopping crime. They patrol the east side neighborhood before and after school and at night. Earlier this year, their efforts helped stop an attempted rape in an abandoned garage across the street from an elementary school.
“I am so thankful that our city has community groups like the MAN Network,” said Pugh. “Their commitment to improve Detroit should not only be applauded but also adopted by more Detroit neighborhoods. Whether it’s starting a block club, joining a CB patrol or simply keeping watch for crime, it’s important that we all become more involved in our neighborhoods.”
For more information on the MAN Network click here.
Your child can go to college for Free
Posted by Staff on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:00:00 AM EST
The Detroit College Promise is helping DPS students attend colleges and universities free of charge.
The mission of The Detroit College Promise is to strengthen the Detroit Public Schools and the City of Detroit by offering a financial incentive to students and families, simply for enrolling in DPS and living in Detroit. The incentive is a scholarship for students that will pay for undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees at Michigan public colleges or universities. Starting with the class of 2011, all DPS students are eligible. The application deadline for students currently in grades 9-12 is December 1, 2010.
For more information or to apply click here.
Ice Skating at Campus Martius Park
Posted by Staff on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 at 10:00:00 AM EST
The Rink at Campus Martius Park is now open for ice skating.
Rink Hours (Nov. 20, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011)
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m - 10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m - midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Rink Hours (Jan. 3 - March 6, 2011)
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For more information and pricing click here.
Adopt a family this holiday season
Posted by Staff on Monday, November 08, 2010 at 12:00:00 PM EST
Matrix Human Services Angel Tree Holiday Program allows generous supporters to provide individual gifts for those in need during the holiday season or adopt an entire family. Matrix Human Services provide support services throughout the year to low-income families, abused and neglected teenage girls, runaways, homeless women, children, and senior citizens but the holidays are challenging for their clients.
Their goal, with your support, is to make the holidays brighter for the many people helped by Matrix Human Services. Click here to adopt a client, family or program!
Get your free Museum Adventure Pass to over 26 metro Detroit area museums
Posted by Staff on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 12:00:00 AM EST
The Detroit Public Library is participating in the Museum Adventure Pass (MAP) program and will offer free passes to over 26 metro Detroit area museums.
Detroit Public Library customers in good standing will be able to check-out a free Museum Adventure Pass, good for 7 days, and admitting either 2 or 4 people depending on the museum.
Passes will be available at all branch libraries in Detroit.
Participating museums include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, the Henry Ford Estate, Cranbrook Museums for Science and for Art, University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History, the Howell Nature Center, and many more.
The program is sponsored by Macy's, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan.
For more info visit your local Detroit branch library or click here.
For Detroit Public Library branch locations click here.
Family Dollar Manager Interview Day Nov. 10
Posted by Staff on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at 9:00:00 AM EST
Family Dollar will host a Manager Interview Day Wednesday, November 10.
Family Dollar is currently seeking hands-on individuals to make an immediate impact in their stores in the Detroit area. Management positions require strong experience in discount retail, grocery, drug store or variety store management. Family Dollar has immediate positions available and provide training for those who qualify. They offer an excellent salary and an outstanding benefits package including: medical, dental, 401K, paid vacation, and much more!
Family Dollar Manager Interview Day
When: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Location: 22663 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
For an on-site interview, apply online before the event at www.familydollar.com or apply in person at your nearest Family Dollar.
For more job listings at pughandyou.com click here.