Free film festival to feature The Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! videos June 27

Free film festival to feature The Neighborhoods, ARISE Detroit! videos June 27

There is a lot happening in Detroit’s neighborhoods, much of which many don’t get to see. The City of Detroit and ARISE Detroit! are working together to fix that. They are partnering for a free one-day Neighborhood Film Festival, spotlighting people and organizations working to improve the city’s neighborhoods. The festival will feature three short […]

Readying for Growth: Developers and neighborhood residents agree that development is a two-way street

Readying for Growth: Developers and neighborhood residents agree that development is a two-way street

It’s not the most ordinary landscape for development. From east to west, Detroit communities are diverse not only in their residential makeup, but in their depth of economic and professional resources. The various obstacles faced by neighborhoods envisioning assets that would enhance their quality of life is an ongoing discussion in the city. Although developers […]

Panel discussion aims to foster understanding between Detroit residents and developers

Panel discussion aims to foster understanding between Detroit residents and developers

It’s a conversation Detroiters have with increasing frequency. The question of how to make sure they see themselves reflected in the city’s ongoing renewal is debated everywhere from living room block club gatherings to local taverns. A blue ribbon panel of developers and community leaders will discuss how to promote inclusive neighborhood development at the […]

Arise Detroit! summit to help neighborhoods prepare for growth

Arise Detroit! summit to help neighborhoods prepare for growth

Opportunity is knocking at many Detroit neighborhoods. Investors would like to invest. People would like to move in. Retail would like to be there to serve the community. But before all that can happen, those neighborhoods must transform and reimagine themselves and then need to find the resources needed to improve their communities. That’s the […]

Opportunity Knocks: Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

Opportunity Knocks:  Summit shows Detroiters how to prepare for and garner support for neighborhood growth

  You know your neighborhood can “be” and “do” better, but getting the necessary resources to support improvement efforts can be challenging even for the most organized block clubs and community organizations in the city. It’s challenging, but not impossible, says Luther Keith, the executive director of ARISE Detroit! Detroit, a coalition of 400 neighborhood […]

Samaritan Center Summit invites youth organizations to convene June 22

Samaritan Center Summit invites youth organizations to convene June 22

If there’s one thing Detroiters can never have in excess it’s youth advocacy. From health and fitness programs that work to instill lifestyle habits in children to drug prevention and leadership programs, the city benefits from all efforts that target young people. Youth advocates are invited convene and network with one another from 6 p.m. […]

Detroit is home to the biggest neighborhood celebration in the nation

Detroit is home to the biggest neighborhood celebration in the nation

It’s a backyard movement and a part of the driving force behind a decade-old, resident-led improvement initiative credited for buoying up neighborhoods during a time there was little hope or evidence of outside investment. While Detroit is home to many special blockbuster events, ARISE Detroit’s Neighborhoods Day belongs to its neighborhoods. This real do-it-yourself (DIY) […]