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