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Negative Impact of Marijuana on Impoverished Communities / Detroit

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ORGANIZATION: Urban Development Corporation

Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low to-moderate income families living in the inner-city neighborhoods of Detroit, Michigan.

We are interested in working with a team of volunteers to explore the potential negative impact of the proliferation of marijuana establishments within an inner-city Detroit neighborhood. Does the presence of marijuana establishment affects one's quality of life? Does it have any negative impact on children and or young adults?

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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

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Environment
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Environment

WHEN

Sat Jul 23, 2022 - Sun Aug 21, 2022

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Environmental Science
  • Research
  • Public Advocacy
  • Urban Planning
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 to 4 hours per week.
  • Interest in studying the potential negative impact of marijuana on a community.

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