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Urban Development Corporation

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a grass-roots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low to moderate-income families who live in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods of Detroit.

Currently, we are seeking an energetic experienced grant and/or proposal writer to "volunteer" with our organization to provide guidance and assistance with the research, identification, and writing of mini-grants.

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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.
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Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Budgeting
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10 hours/month
  • Willing to help research, identify and assist with the writing of grants in line with our organization's mission and objectives. Also, enjoy research and grant writing.

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