The Voices of Detroit: Neighborhood Rising Summit

ARISE Detroit! is a "Spirit of Detroit"!
ARISE Detroit! is a “Spirit of Detroit”!

ARISE Detroit! is a coalition of community groups primary focused on improving the neighborhoods of the City of Detroit, including volunteers from the El Moore in Midtown. According to Luther Keith, Executive Director of ARISE Detroit!, the goal of the organization is to unite the entire volunteer efforts of our Detroit community, including nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, businesses, and the media to have a positive impact on the many issues that are causing troubles. There are many worthwhile programs and activities going on at all times; ARISE Detroit! works to bring the various groups and organizations together as part of a larger movement making personal commitments for change in Detroit.

Every November, ARISE Detroit! holds its annual “Neighborhood Rising Summit” at the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College District. This highly anticipated event includes valuable morning and afternoon workshops and presentations intended to inform and uplift the many volunteers, groups, and organizations that work tirelessly year-round.

I was honored to represent the El Moore at the most recent 2014 Neighborhoods Rising Summit; we look forward to working with the many wonderful people and organizations we met, and also to attending the 2015 Summit.

To view notes from the 2014 Neighborhood Rising Summit, click here. Check out ARISE Detroit! to see how you can “Be Part of the Change”, and plan to attend the 2015 Neighborhoods Rising Summit on the first Saturday of November.