2019-2020 Recipients

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Get To Know The 2019 NeighborHUB Grant Recipients

Bridging Communities, Inc.

Project: Community Kitchen

Scope: This project proposes the construction of a community kitchen in Southwest Detroit to expand opportunities for intergenerational exchange, commerce, learning, and healthy meals created in the community by the community. Learn more about Bridging Communities, Inc.

“Wow we are truly honored to receive this prestigious award. As a nonprofit I understand the competition that our application was a part of. We look forward to the celebration and the announcement.”


– Phyllis Edwards, Executive Director, Bridging Communities, Inc.

Miracles To Inspire Change And Healing After Experiencing Loss (M.I.C.H.A.E.L)

Project: Kids’ Grief Relief

Scope: This program will provide a safe and supportive Hub where children of trauma can begin to heal properly through education, healthy expression of grief, social interaction, and physical activity. Learn more.

“We are overwhelmed with gratitude and cannot overstate how honored we are for being selected as a recipient of this year’s NeighborHUB Grant. Your support will ignite an astounding level of success that we would not have been able to achieve without you!”


– Tacara Woods, Founder, Miracles to Inspire Change and Healing After Experiencing Loss

The Avalon Village

Project: The Homework House

Scope: This grant will help launch the Homework House, a big red brick house where under-served Highland Park children come for a kaleidoscope of creative educational activities, meals, laundry and shower facilities – a beautiful, enriching space. Read more.

“We are truly grateful to the Detroit Regional Chamber for this NeighborHUB grant. It will make a life-changing difference for the children of Highland Park and for all of us at Avalon Village. This funding will give us the final push we need to complete the Homework House, an afterschool safe haven in our self-sustaining eco-village. The house was slated to be demolished, but we have been lovingly restoring it for several years with a geothermal heating and cooling system, a solar roof and so much more. We can’t wait to open our doors to local students! Special thanks to the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency for their partnership and support.”


– Shamayim ‘Mama Shu’ Harris, Founder and CEO, Avalon Village

360 Detroit, Inc.

Project: Community House

Scope: This program will help create a community art house and gathering space to host art classes, cooking classes and reading and financial literacy training. Read about the project.

“Positive action not just talk is the key ingredient for a healthy community,”


– George Adams Jr., President and Founder, 360 Detroit, Inc.

Northend Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC)

Project: Reactivation of the Historic Red’s Jazz Shoeshine

Scope: This project focuses on the restoration of the historic Red’s Jazz Shoeshine Parlor, bringing home a family-owned business spanning three generations to its original location and activating a vacant storefront with culturally resonant programming. Learn more.

“Thank you so much! We are thrilled to be supported for our work in the North End. We cannot wait to showcase our project upon completion.”


– Jerry Ann Hebron, Executive Director, Northend Christian Community Development Corporation

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