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ARISE Detroit! Set To Revitalize Community

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Here’s some good news coming out of Detroit.  Community groups and residents are getting together for this year’s ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. More than 180 community service projects are set to transform the area – from churning the earth in a community garden on the city’s southwest side to “adopting” several Detroit public schools for service projects. Participants say each is a catalyst for change.

‘Hope has not died,’ said Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit!, a coalition of more than 400 nonprofits, churches and community groups. ‘We know things are challenging, but this day is a statement … that this is a city that beats with a strong heart.’
The event has grown each year since its 2007 start, Keith said, and this summer has drawn sponsors such as Meijer, Comerica Bank, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Detroit Media Partnership, which operates the business aspects of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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