Advisory: Students revitalize Detroit neighborhoods

March 23, 2000

Advisory: Students revitalize Detroit neighborhoods

What: More than 600 University of Michigan students will converge on northwest Detroit to build, demolish, landscape, clean, paint, and revitalize Detroit neighborhoods through The Detroit Project.

When: Saturday, April 8, noon-4 p.m.

Who: Sponsored by Circle K, a University of Michigan service-oriented student-run group affiliated with Kiwanis. Detroit organizations including Motor City Blight Busters, the Detroit chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Northwest Detroit Neighborhood Development, Inc., have already committed to this day of action.

Where: Northwest Detroit neighborhoods around Stoepel Park #1.

Why: This campus-wide, student-run day of service is an effort to make a real contribution to revitalization efforts in Detroit. Circle K will bring together students from virtually every U-M unit to work alongside neighborhood residents towards a common goal that will not only impact Detroit neighborhoods but will also create partnership between campus and community groups.

Now: Detroit organizations can get involved by donating much-needed supplies, including cleaning supplies, gardening equipment, office supplies and funding.

For more information, contact U-M’s Circle K president Katie Foley, from Rochester, Mich., at (734) 355-2264 or e-mail or contact Finance Officer Brady West, from Livonia, Mich., at (734) 421-5795 or e-mail

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