ARISE Detroit! is partnering with Detroit Public Schools for the organization’s seventh annual Neighborhoods Day on Saturday, August 3. Businesses and organizations are being encouraged to adopt a school and help beautify it for the upcoming school year.

Thirty-five Detroit Public Schools are participating in this year’s event. Each school has developed its own wish list and project request. The community service projects being requested include painting, planting gardens and flowers, repairing sports fields, mowing lawns, plumbing repairs, boarding up nearby vacant homes, and much more. The complete list of school requests, along with the number of volunteers needed for each school, can be found at

“We are pleased to include Detroit Public Schools again this year in our event that demonstrates pride in our city,” said Luther Keith, Executive Director of ARISE Detroit! “Children need a safe and inviting learning environment, as well as clean and safe routes to school. Volunteers who adopt a school will make a major difference in the lives of our young people.”


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