More than 400 people are expected to attend the 5th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Rising Summit, Saturday, Nov. 1 at the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College District. The event is themed: Creating a More Liveable Community.
The summit’s purpose is to equip residents with strategies and tools to address many of the issues they face throughout the year, including crime, fighting blight, establishing neighborhood block clubs and repurposing vacant land. Ken Cockrel, executive director of Detroit Future City, will be one of the keynote speakers for the event.
The summit will also feature a presentation from the Detroit Land Bank Neighbors Wanted program on acquiring homes through the city auction program.
Sponsored by the Kresge Foundation, the summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the downtown campus of WCCCD located at 1001 W. Fort Street, 48226. It will include a continental breakfast and lunch. The summit will offer 12 workshops in areas ranging from fighting blight and crime and forming block clubs, to developing youth leadership programs, establishing community art programs, urban farming, developing farmers markets, obtaining mini-grants for neighborhood programs, faith-based neighborhood development and more.
Workshops will be held the morning from 10:45 a.m. to noon., and in the afternoon from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. The summit will also feature community organization exhibitors with information and resources to help neighborhood residents.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration opens at 8:00 am, plenary session opening Summit at 9:15 am.
WHERE: Downtown campus, Wayne County Community College District, 1001 W. Fort St., Detroit, 48226.
Click HERE to register as a participant.
Click HERE to register your organization as an exhibitor. Exhibitor fee is $25 per organization. Seeking exhibitors with programs and information that can be used to improve quality of life in neighborhoods, youth programs, blight removal, senior assistance, urban farming, etc. Sale of products and services is not allowed.
Source: Arise Detroit