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UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY “PROLOGUE, TRANSITIONS AND VIEWPOINTS” VOLUNTEER DAY

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On August 22nd-23rd, 2018 the Century Forward team led more than 30 volunteers from the University of Detroit Mercy’s freshman class in clearing lots throughout Fitzgerald. Century Forward will partner with UDM for future volunteer opportunities that contribute to the creation of cleaner, safer spaces for the Fitzgerald community.


“A lot with a house set for demolition under The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project will be transformed into a space that reflects community history. Amenities include multi-generational seating, reclaimed platform, tunnel and tire structures allowing kids of all ages to climb and play, and plants and signage encouraging sustainability education.”

“A lot with a house set for demolition under The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project will be transformed into a space that reflects community history. Amenities include multi-generational seating, reclaimed platform, tunnel and tire structures allowing kids of all ages to climb and play, and plants and signage encouraging sustainability education.”


ADDITIONAL PRESS

Detroit News: 11 playground projects win grants in SE Michigan

“A house scheduled for demolition in Detroit's Fitzgerald neighborhood will be transformed into a multi-generational hangout and playground as part of a $1 million joint project involving the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.”


Next City: Detroit’s Expanded Plan to Spread the Wealth to Neighborhoods

“Michelle Bolofer, who has led a nonprofit offshoot of Century Partners called Century Forward since March, says she’s been working to build a network of stakeholders in the project and help create workforce opportunities for Fitzgerald residents.”


curbed detroit: Housing revitalization in Fitzgerald neighborhood moves forward

“A new non-profit—Century Forward—has been formed to address many neighborhood concerns.”