Member News Roundup ~ January

[This post is part of the monthly CEDAM Member News Roundup series.  If you have news to share/an event to promote, send it our way or leave a message in the comments section at the bottom of this post.]

Photo of Old Town from the Old Town Commercial Association website.

Many CEDAM members this month held events or had special volunteer opportunities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Other members benefited from community work. South Oakland Shelter, for example, received hygiene kits for the homeless population they serve. News article.

Urban Neighborhood Initiatives in Detroit created a mural project last year to engage local artists and youth and to further their mission of neighborhood revitalization. Pictures of some of the murals are on the UNI Facebook page.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Old Town Lansing as one of 10 semifinalists for its national annual Great American Main Street Award. CEDAM member Old Town Commercial Association and thousands of volunteers are behind the revitalization that makes Old Town a great place.

The Accounting Aid Society opened a new Oakland Neighborhood Tax Center designed to help area residents with tax-related concerns. The Center expects to serve about 6,000 low and middle income households in its first two years. Find more information about the center here.

Southwest Solutions opened a Wellness Center and an Adult Learning Lab in January. The Wellness Center will reach out to an under-served population and offer health services to about 7,000 people per year. The Learning Lab will help individuals improve skills to be better qualified for employment. Model D news article.

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan broke ground for an expansion of its senior living housing. The project will begin with cottage homes. Future plans include spacious senior apartments. News article.