ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day is looking for groups to adopt Detroit schools

Posted: 3:18 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-19 19:18:10Z

The 10th annual Neighborhoods Day started by ARISE Detroit! will take place on August 6.

Detroit Public Schools are looking for businesses and organizations to adopt Detroit schools to spruce things up for the 2016-2017 school year.

There are 11 schools in Detroit that are looking for adoption partners for Neighborhoods Day and they each have their own list of requests. Projects requested include painting, planting gardens and flowers, repairing sports fields, mowing lawns, plumbing repairs, boarding up nearby vacant homes and much more.

This year's activities are chosen by each neighborhood's local block clubs, churches, associations, businesses and community groups and include:

  • cleanup projects
  • building new housing
  • back-to-school fairs
  • garage sales
  • community art displays
  • church programs
  • health fairs
  • youth concerts
  • parades
  • anti-crime events
  • volunteer recruitment

Groups interested in adopting a Detroit school can email or call 313-921-1955.

For more information and the schools involved, visit the ARISE Detroit! website .