Safe Walk to School

A group of concerned parents set up a volunteer system to provide a safe path to school for Barton McFarland's youth.


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Additional Resources:

Brothers on Patrol

Detroit Impact

Paint the Path

Building on the culture of using arts based community events to catalyze revitalization, the community invites local artists in a Paint the Path event to beautify the path.


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Past Event Examples:
     Sidewalk Festival

Local
Artists

Afterschool Programming

After solidifying relationships with local artists, after school programs focused on narrative building and visual media at Mackenzie Elementary Middle School are initiated.


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After School Programming Examples:

     Kendall Housing CDC Programs
     DABO Knight Writers
     Detroit Impact Solar Girls

Detroit
Impact
DABO
Local
Artists

Artist Residency

To expand the efforts of the afterschool programming, the local artists develop an artist residency program and rehab an existing home in the neighborhood.
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Artist Residency Exmaple:

      The Forge

Local
Artists
Rippling
Hope
Kendall
CDC

Forming the Organization

The involved parents and local artists solidify their existing efforts and strengthen their future plans by incorporating into an official non-profit organization.

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Additional Resources:
      DABO Leadership Training

DABO

Funding & Ownership

Alt-Ed Collective works with neighborhood residents to form a Community Land Trust to develop the Youth Center.


Ownership
Models
Funding
Resources

Site Design

While fundraising for construction, the site and landscape is utilized for recreational activity and holding learning environments focused on sustainable energy production.

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Detroit
Impact
Rippling
Hope
Materials
Deconstruct
Manual

Incremental Construction

Incremental construction begins of the Youth Alternative Education Center.

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DABO
Materials