Corporate Volunteers Needed to Transform Vacant Lots into Beautiful Green Spaces

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ORGANIZATION: Urban Development Corporation

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a nonprofit organization {501 ( c ) 3} dedicated to improving the quality of life and bringing about positive lifestyle changing experiences of low-to-moderate income families who live in urban communities.

Currently, UDC is transforming dilapidated vacant lots into welcoming clean, beautiful green spaces for the tranquility, enjoyment of nearby residents. In addition for purposes of hosting many outdoor activities and programs curtailed to exponentially improve the quality of life for residents.

We welcome some additional helping hands to aid in our efforts from local corporate employee volunteer teams. UDC could utilize help with removal of debris/trash, soil leveling, mowing, raking, fertilizing, seeding and spreading of straw.

This represents an opportunity for corporations to come out and lend a helping hand to a community very much in need, have fun and engage with employees outside of work and contribute byway of philanthropic giving. Simply contact us with potential days and times your Team might be available.

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Environment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Saint Louis StreetDetroit, MI 48234

(42.43301,-83.04151)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Farming
  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 to 4 hour time commitment.
  • Seeking corporation's corporations willing to lend a helping hand to an inner-city neighborhood very much in need.

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