Neighborhood News

Governor's Service Awards to Be Held September 5th in Detroit
  The 2019 Governor's Service Awards will be held Thursday, September 5th at the Detroit Opera House. The annual awards program spotlights those who make a difference by addressing some of the most challenging issues facing our communities. Leading community leaders, corporate sponsors, legislators, organizations and others will be in attendance. Click here to acquire more details how you can add your support.
   
In the Pursuit of Being Recognized: Census 2020
  There has been much controversy and conversation concerning the upcoming Census headcount. Besides the dollars associated with federal funding that may be lost due to undercounting, equally important is the legislative representation per each state in Washington, D.C. One centralized Internet location for census resources is BE COUNTED MICHIGAN 2020. Prepare yourself and neighborhood communities with how to assist in acquiring accurate counts.
   
Brilliant Detroit Opens New Community Hub in Fitzgerald Neighborhood
  Building Detroit, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build kid success neighborhoods, has built its third facililty this year, located at 16919 Prairie Street in Fitzgerald neighborhood. The once blighted home is finding new life as an early childhood learning center.
   
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation Selected for Inclusive Communities Project
  Only one of five community foundations in the nation recently selected, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KZCF) will participate in the Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CIC) project. CIC is designed to advance equity in the workplace and build community cohesion.
   
United Way Awards Nearly $217,000 in Mini-Grants to 19 Kent County Agencies for Census Outreach
  United Way announced on Tuesday, July 9, that it is awarding 19 Kent County agencies nearly $217,000 in awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. The grant money came from a variety of sources and will be directed towards reaching a wide variety of historically undercounted populations including people of color, low-income populations, older adults, LGBTQ community members, people with limited English, homeless and immigrants.
   
Local Stakeholders Provided Opportunity to Get Firsthand Impressions of New Marketplace Apartment Complex
  The new Marketplace Apartment Complex was opened for a preliminary viewing to business and other local stakeholders on Tuesday, July 16th. Once completed, the former YWCA building on East 3rd Street will house 92 units consisting of a four-story mixed-use apartment building and townhomes. The building will also comprise three retail spaces on the ground level. The project completion date for move-ins is January 2020.