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Urban Development CorporationUrban Development Corporation
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 revitalizatio... Read more
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.
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.
by Dejah E. from Detroit, MI
When I showed up, no one was there, and I couldn`t get in contact with the person who was over the organization. They need to actually put an ADDRESS next time & someone needs to be available to call on days of volunteering just in case something like this happens again. I won`t be working with these people anymore. So unorganized.