Registration is open for community groups, block clubs, churches and businesses to be part of the seventh annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, in neighborhoods throughout Detroit.
The day is a spectacular demonstration of community pride with more than 100 community service and improvement projects and celebratory events in more than 100 neighborhoods.
Last year, some 200 events were held on ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, stretching from the riverfront to Eight Mile Road. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of volunteers participated.
The idea behind the event is to create an opportunity to showcase the pride and spirit of neighborhoods and forge relationships that can help improve the quality of life for city residents going forward. Groups can register at http://www.arisedetroit.org or phone 313-921-1955.
In exchange for a $50 registration fee, groups will receive a custom made banner promoting their event, t-shirts, a resource toolkit of information on community services and inclusion in the marketing and promotion of Neighborhoods Day. The registration deadline is July 1.
As in the past, community groups, block clubs and churches will host neighborhood clean-ups, help build new housing, host health fairs and free health screenings, parades anti-crime events, community service projects, youth concerts, school events and sign up volunteers for community programs.
Once again, ARISE Detroit! will also be partnering with Detroit Public Schools to get businesses and organizations to adopt schools for community service projects on Neighborhoods Day.
Community groups and organizations planning similar events in the month of August — not just on Aug. 3 — can have their events also promoted and marketed as part of the Neighborhoods Day observance if they pay the registration fee. All events will be posted online at http://www.arisedetroit.org.
Funded by the Kresge foundation and other supporters, ARISE Detroit! is a coalition of more than 400 non-profits, churches, community groups and organizations. ARISE Detroit! recruits volunteers and markets events and programs on behalf of local community groups trying to improve the quality of life in Detroit.