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Urban Development Corporation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 8 people are interested

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of low to moderate income families. We are trying to bring stabilization, revitalization and sustainability to an inner-city neighborhood on Detroit's Northeast Side.

Currently, UDC is working to clean-up and beautify several vacant lots in need of additional soil and soil grading and are seeking help from a few urban farmers willing to lend a helping hand. All activities will include social distancing.

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About Urban Development Corporation

Location:

2727 Second Avenue, Suite 129, Detroit, MI 48201, US

Mission Statement

Improve the quality of life and bring about positive life-style changing experiences of low to moderate income families who live in urban communities. In carrying out our mission Urban Development Corporation serves as a catalyst in the revitalization of communities through the development of activities and programs which promote clean, drug-free, healthy, safe and enjoyable family lifestyles.

The uniqueness of our organization is our willingness to address counter productive behaviors which plague many urban communities, they include: random gunshot firing, slum lording, illegal dumping, liquor stores on nearly every corner, vandalism, and the selling of illicit drugs. These activities are major contributing factors to the rapid deterioration of inner city neighborhoods and lead to a large number of eyesore houses having to be torn down.

Description

Our efforts are currently concentrated in the following areas:

  • Beautification and clean-up of inner city neighborhoods.
  • Substance abuse awareness and prevention.
  • Broadening the horizon of inner city youth through exposure to future career opportunities, the fine arts, and recreational activities.
  • Acquisition and renovation of deteriorating properties.
  • Unemployment and underemployment.
  • Addressing environmental pollution concerns and issues.
  • Serving as a liaison between residents, businesses; local police and municipalities to alleviate illegal activity.
  • Rehab of our donated building which will be utilized as a community/employment center.
Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Farming
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Urban Planning

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Experience working on a farm and or doing landscape work and willing to lend a helping hand.

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