U-M School of Social Work, Skillman to host economic forum to improve Detroit neighborhoods

January 3, 2008

DATE: 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., Jan. 11, 2008.

EVENT: An economic forum will convene representatives from the University of Michigan, Skillman Foundation, non-profit groups and residents to discuss community economic development and entrepreneurial ventures in six Detroit neighborhoods: Brightmoor, Northend, Osborn, Cody/Rouge, and Vernor and Chadsey/Condon in Southwest Detroit.

Each of the six communities is expected to create an action plan to implement by June 2008. This forum is the first of four events in a year-long series on economic development (January, March, summer, fall).

For the forum’s agenda and list of U-M and community speakers, visit www.ssw.umich.edu/public/currentProjects/goodNeighborhoods/

To RSVP, contact Trina Shanks at (734) 764-7411.

PLACE: U-M Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 150 in Detroit.

SPONSORS: U-M School of Social Work, Skillman Foundation.


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