Detroit Little Libraries

DESCRIPTION

Detroit Little Libraries - a grassroots group partnering with the national Little Free Library - is working to promote reading, community and neighborhood pride in the city by installing little free libraries.

For the uninitiated, a little free library is a container about the size of a doll house that is placed outside someone's house, or in a public space such as a park. It is filled with books that anyone can take, read and keep. Patrons are encouraged to return a book for someone else in the community . Stewards in the neighborhoods take care of the little library, and often evolve into ambassadors for community involvement.

 

 

CONTACT

Website: detroitlittlelibraries.org | Email: info@empowermentplan.org

 

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The Empowerment Plan

DESCRIPTION

We're a Detroit-based non-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless community. We hire homeless women from local shelters to become full time seamstresses. These women manufacture a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag, which is then given out to homeless individuals living on the streets at no cost to them.

We believe in giving second chances to those who want it, and providing warmth to those who need it.

 

 

CONTACT

Website: empowermentplan.org | Email: info@empowermentplan.org

 

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Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under Community Development.

Detroit Water Project

DESCRIPTION

Detroit Water Project's mission is to eliminate water and energy insecurity in the United States. They connect Detroiters in need of assistance paying their water bills with generous donors from across the country.

 

CONTACT

Website: detroitwaterproject.org | Email: info@detroitwaterproject.org | Phone: 313-279-0608 | Address: 24 Avalon St, Highland, MI 48203

 

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Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under Advocacy, Activism.

Detroit Water Brigade

DESCRIPTION

Detroit Water Brigade is a volunteer-led alliance of compassionate citizens of Detroit and their international allies working to bring emergency relief to families facing water shut offs while advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit. We deliver bottled water, water coolers, jugs, rainwater catchment barrels, filters, and other supplies to families. Supplies are donated to our various Water Stations or our central hub at 1514 Washington Blvd downtown from our online registry. 

We believe water is a human right.

 

CONTACT

Website: detroitwaterbrigade.org | Email: general@detroitwaterbrigade.org | Phone: 313-279-0608 | Address: 24 Avalon St, Highland, MI 48203

 

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Habitat for Humanity Detroit

DESCRIPTION

Habitat for Humanity Detroit is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by building new and rehabilitating homes for hardworking families in Detroit. They bring together people from all walks of life to eliminate substandard housing, revitalize deteriorated neighborhoods and serve families in need through the provision of affordable housing solutions.

 

CONTACT

Website: habitatdetroit.org | Phone: 313-521-6691 | Address: 14325 Jane Street, Detroit, MI 48205

 

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ACLU of Michigan

DESCRIPTION

The ACLU fights for civil liberties and believes they must always be respected. The ACLU works in the Courts, in Congress and at grassroots level to defend the Constitution wherever it is threatened.

The ACLU of Michigan's mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas. The ACLU is the premier civil rights organization in our country, earning widespread respect and admiration for its consistent defense of constitutionally based principles.

To make a legal complaint with the ACLU of Michigan, call us at 313-578-6800 or go to our website at www.aclumich.org.

 

CONTACT

Website: aclumich.org | Email: aclu@aclumich.org | Phone: 313-578-6800 | Address: 2966 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 

 

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Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under Advocacy, Legal Services.

National Conference of Black Lawyers

DESCRIPTION

National Conference of Black Lawyers is an association of lawyers, scholars, judges, legal workers, law students and legal activists. Our Mission is to serve as the legal arm of the movement for Black Liberation, to protect human rights, to achieve self-determination of Africa and African Communities in the Diaspora and to work in coalition to assist in ending oppression of all peoples. NCBL is a bar association but its program concerns matters of critical concern to the broader Black community.

 

CONTACT

Website: michigannlg.org | Email: curtis@michigannlg.org | Phone: 313-925-2626 | Address: P.O. Box 311458, Detroit, MI 48231 

 

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Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under Activism, Advocacy, Legal Services.

National Lawyers Guild Detroit & Michigan Chapter

DESCRIPTION

The National Lawyers Guild is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization which shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.

Our aim is to bring together all those who regard adjustments to new conditions as more important than the veneration of precedent; who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, farmers, and minority groups upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

 

CONTACT

Website: michigannlg.org | Email: curtis@michigannlg.org | Phone: 313-925-2626 | Address: P.O. Box 311458, Detroit, MI 48231 

 

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Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under Legal Services, Advocacy.

Horatio Williams Foundation

DESCRIPTION

The Horatio Williams Foundation is dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs of under-served inner city youth by developing their leadership skills in the concentrated areas of sports, education, and community service. We promise to emphasize the importance of leadership through education and teamwork by providing programs that instill discipline, confidence, and high self-esteem.

 

CONTACT

Website: horatiowilliamsfoundation.org | Email: info@horatiowilliamsfoundation.org | Phone: 313-567-0883 | Address: 1010 Antietam, Detroit, MI 48207 

 

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Motor City Grounds Crew

DESCRIPTION

Motor City Grounds Crew's change making mission is to provide first class lawn and curb side maintenance services to selected City of Detroit parks and adjacent vacant properties. In collaboration with our donors and volunteers, we believe we are making a positive contribution toward building a poverty resistant community.

 

CONTACT

Website: mcgroundscrew.org | Email: info@mcgroundscrew.org | Phone: 313-757-2672 

 

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Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

DESCRIPTION

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network is a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to build food security in Detroit's Black community by: 1) influencing; 2) promoting urban agriculture; 3) encouraging co-operative buying; 4) promoting healthy eating habits; 5) facilitating mutual support and collective action among members; and 6) encouraging young people to pursue careers in agriculture, aquaculture, animal husbandry, bee-keeping and other food-related fields.

 

CONTACT

Website: detroitblackfoodsecurity.org | Phone: 313-345-3663 | Address: 3800 Puritan Ave, Detroit, MI 48238

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Food Justice.

Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

DESCRIPTION

The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development motivates youth to reach their highest potential. We have designed programs based on Mrs. Parks philosophy of "Quiet Strength" which engages youth in hands-on experiences to build practical day-to-day living skills. We promote multicultural participation in our program to provide youth with a cross-cultural exposure for nurturing a global and inclusive perspective.

 

CONTACT

Website: rosaparks.org | Email: general@rosaparks.org | Phone: 313-965-0606 | Address: 535 Griswold, Suite 111/513, Detroit, MI 48226

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Youth Development.

Detroit Food Justice Task Force

DESCRIPTION

The Detroit Food Justice Task Force is a consortium of Black People and People of Color led organizations and supporters that share a commitment to creating a food security plan for Detroit that is: sustainable; that provides healthy, affordable foods for all of the city's people; that is based on best-practices and programs that work; and that is just and equitable in the distribution of food, jobs and profits.

 

CONTACT

Website: detroitfoodjustice.org

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Food Justice.

Georgia Street Community Collective

DESCRIPTION

Georgia Street Community Collective is a community garden and farm that provides fresh food for the surrounding neighborhood and provides mentoring to youth.

 

CONTACT

Website: georgiastreetcc.com | Email: georgiast313@yahoo.com | Phone: 313-452-0684 | Address: 8902 Vinton, Detroit, MI 48213

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Food Justice.

Feedom Freedom Growers

DESCRIPTION

Feedom-Freedom Growers is a community group and resource committed to growing community relationship through the cultivated of food, hearts and minds. FFG collectively foster food sovereignty by creating a new culture of work and cooperative economics. Through art, education and growing food we are cultivating self-reliance that sustains the life of our developing communities.

 

CONTACT

Website: feedomfreedomgrowers@gmail.com | Phone: 313-632-0991 | Address: 866 Manistique St., Detroit, MI 48215

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Food Justice.

Detroit Speaks

DESCRIPTION

Detroit Speaks is a youth-focused campaign with the mission of inspiring school-aged students in Metropolitan-Detroit to increase their social awareness and responsibility, as well as community involvement. Detroit Speaks will highlight the accomplishments of young Detroiters, and provide students with resources and opportunities to expand individual perspectives on college and/or career options.

 

CONTACT

Website: detroitspeaksout.com

 

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The Connection Network

DESCRIPTION

The Connection Network's mission is to join women with other like-minded individuals to build a strong network of leaders by creating mentors/mentees, business relationships and personal friendships. TCN offers unique opportunities for women to share experiences and learn from one another to enhance their personal and professional development.

What makes The Connection Network different from other networking or women's organizations, is our commitment to not only empowering other professional women but also those young girls in serous need. Paying it forward by sharing the connections, tips and words of wisdom with those that may never be exposed, is the true gem of TCN. Every event, luncheon and gathering will be tied to and benefit an identified organization that seeks to build up a new generation of women leaders.

 

CONTACT

Website: theconnectionnetwork.org | Email: theconnectionnetworkorg@gmail.com | Address: 127 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Mentoring.

New Era Detroit

DESCRIPTION

New Era Detroit is an organization formed to bring back urban unity with growing urban communities. Our focus is empowering and encouraging African American residents in the city of Detroit and around the world to buy, build, invest & get involved in the communities that they live in. With NED our focus is clear, investing in the communities that we already live in by unifying, becoming conscious of our environment, building an environment that actually benefits the people living in it. The city of Detroit is going through a rebuilding stage and this is an opportunity that we must take advantage of and that's what we plan to do. With the help of like-minded people working together and building as one we will succeed! "One man, One woman, One child, One community at a time until we are One UNITED City!

 

CONTACT

Website: neweradetroit.com | Phone: 313-466-4377

 

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MISSion.31 Inc.

DESCRIPTION

MISSion.31 Inc. is a mentoring organization who's primary purpose is to teach, mentor, and inspire young women in grades 6-12.

 

CONTACT

Website: missionthirtyone.org | Email: mission.31inc@gmail.com | Address: PO Box 2763, Belleville, MI 48112

 

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Posted on December 28, 2015 and filed under Mentoring, Youth Development.