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Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Community Development Advocates announced their 2014 Champions of Detroit to celebrate individuals and organizations engaged in transformative work improving the quality of life in Detroit’s neighborhoods.The 2014 Detroit Community Development Awards ceremony presented by the MASCO Corporation Foundation will take place Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Riverview Ballroom of Cobo Center.

“This year’s honorees exemplify the commitment, initiative and creative approach Detroit LISC believes is essential to addressing the challenges facing Detroit neighborhoods at this time in the city’s history,” stated Tahirih Ziegler, Executive Director of Detroit LISC. “From enhancing workforce readiness programs with individualized financial literacy counseling for long-term intergenerational impact to a mixed income housing unit to supporting positive youth development efforts that utilize professional and peer to peer coaching and leadership training, the 2014 honorees combined efforts impact long-term community stabilization in Detroit.”

Recipients of the coveted 2014 Community Development Award are: SER Metro Detroit, recipient of the Champion for Working Families Award; Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (DYVPI), recipient of the Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Community Safety Initiative; Scripps Park Associates, LLC and the Detroit Housing Commission, the recipients of the Excellence in Real Estate Development Award; Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC), recipient of the CDC/Non Profit Developer of the Year Award; and Edward Deeb, co-founder Metro Detroit Youth Day, recipient of the Exemplary Neighborhood Leadership Award.

Tickets to attend the event on November 18, 2014 may be reserved via phone at (313) 596-8222, ext. 10 or email at: DetroitCDAwards@lisc.org. Individual tickets are $75 per person and a table of ten may be reserved for $600.

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