2023-2024 Recipients

NeighborHUB Bags to Butterflies

Get to Know the 2024 NeighborHUB Grant Recipients


360 Detroit Inc.

Project Lead: George Adams Jr., President and Founder
Project: Improve and expand programming at 360 Park with dance classes, sports activities, community resources, overnight camping, movie nights, art classes, and wellness classes.

Atlantic Impact

Project Lead: Matthew Clayton, Program Director
Project: Through the Our Town Training School, Atlantic Impact will provide Detroit residents in four neighborhoods with home repair workshops and a community workspace that supports home improvements and neighborhood revitalization.

Black Legacy Advancement Coalition

Project Lead: Dexter Sullivan, President
Project: The Ground Up Project is a community development effort to revitalize property in one of Detroit’s historic African American neighborhoods, promoting new construction and restoration development within the Dexter/Linwood and LaSalle Gardens communities while training young adult residents with life skills.

Detroit Horse Power

Project Lead: David Silver, Executive Director
Project: Detroit Horse Power will construct an outdoor classroom and memorial garden to support learning and reflection at its new urban equine education center on a 14-acre demolished Detroit school site.

Detroit Phoenix Center

Project Lead: Courtney Smith, Executive Director
Project: The YouthUP Mobile Unit is primed to broaden our outreach and serve as an extension of our drop-in center, bringing essential services directly to street connected, homeless, and high-risk youth ages 12-24 in Detroit. 

Detroit Zen Center

Project Lead: Myungju Sunim, Director
Project: The “Shine One Corner” project, set across the Detroit Zen Center’s urban eco-laboratory, will offer a full schedule of tours, field trips, workshops, and neighborhood access to greenspaces. The project will serve as a micro-model of how to solve Hamtramck’s storm-sewage backup and flood crisis. 

Mexicantown Community Development Corporation

Project Lead: Raymond Lozano, Executive Director
Project:  This project will focus on activating, operating, and sustaining the Mexicantown Community Development Corporation café.

Nurturing Our Seeds

Project Lead: Erin Cole, Co-founder
Project: This project will create and support a community gathering space that will provide nutrition education classes for families, farmer/mentor health workshops, a youth programming series, as well as model innovative technology in agriculture and sustainability.

Teachers Supporting Teachers Everywhere Inc.

Project Lead: Jacqueline Dunlap, Executive Director
Project: The Teachers Supporting Teachers Everywhere Bridging Wellness and Learning at Barton Elementary project is dedicated to investing in teachers and students to foster personal growth that ripples through the community on the west side of Detroit.

We Are Culture Creators

Project Lead: Michael Reyes, Executive Director
Project: The Creative Empowerment Hub will be a catalyst for nurturing the talents of young creatives, performers, and artists of color in Detroit. It will emphasize the artistic development and essential entrepreneurial skills necessary for professionalizing by providing an accessible community workspace for workshops and training, podcast room, computer lab, and video media room necessary to further creative careers in music and media. 

Small Businesses

Audio Engineers of Detroit

Project Lead: Robin Kinnie, President
Project: An audio engineering training center and recording studio that partners with local organizations to provide audio engineering certification to adults and youth. Audio Engineers of Detroit owns a state-of-the-art recording studio producing music, audiobooks, podcasts and live events. 

Bouncing Around the Motor City

Project Lead: Cathryn Coleman, Chief Executive Officer
Project: Bouncing Around the Motor City will establish their party and event rental building as the first venue to organize, build a community outreach, and host monthly meetings in the Bethune Community.

Brooks Management Group

Project Lead: Enisha Brooks, Chief Executive Officer
Project: Brooks Management Group (BMG) stands as a beacon of innovation and inclusivity in the property management sector. It embodies a commitment to breaking down barriers and fostering opportunity. BMG is dedicated to serving clients often marginalized by traditional financial institutions, ensuring that every homeowner has access to the support they need to thrive. 

Crummy’s Cake & Supply Studio

Project Lead: Mark-Anthony Knox, Owner
Project: Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio is a local cake supply store located in the Bagley District of Detroit. They specialize in offering customers cake supplies, cake classes, a rental kitchen and scratch desserts. They are the only black-owned cake supply store in Michigan and the only cake supply store in the City.  

Detroit Rosa

Project Lead: Charity Dean, Co-owner
Project: Detroit Rosa is a coffee shop that also offers breakfast and lunch for its patrons and is regularly the place for community events and gatherings, rents out its comfy space out for private events, and offers coffee for sale under a private label.

Goodness Gracious

Project Lead: Kelley Ann Jones, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Project: Goodness Gracious Inc. provides fresh and inspired floral products and event planning services. Its talented expressions communicate our customers’ message with beauty and hospitality, while graciously building leaders.

Happy Bounce

Project Lead: Denis Clemons, Owner
Project:  Transform their building into a vibrant event space that meets the needs of the surrounding community. They will enhance the safety, accessibility, and overall experience for customers. The space will not only provide entertainment but also serve as a hub for community engagement, supporting local businesses, and fostering connections among residents. 

Ice Cream Detroit

Project Lead: Ysahai Honor-Marie, Owner and Confectioner
Project: Bring back Detroit’s rich history of handcrafted ice cream shops in the neighborhood and in the community with a twist. They infuse your favorite Ice Cream or Sorbet with your favorite liquor, beer, or wine, as well as non-alcoholic flavors. Each flavor is created in small batches and is hand crafted with less than 0.5% alcohol by volume per serving. They will finish their first brick and mortar ice cream parlor and small batch production facility.  

IVY Kitchen + Cocktails

Project Lead: Nya Marshall, Owner and Operator
Project: IVY Kitchen + Cocktails desires to blend diverse elements of art, culinary craftsmanship, and entertainment to create a unique and captivating experience for patrons. IVY offers Detroit a place where exceptional cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and artistic expression converge, setting the stage for memorable moments.

Just For Kidz II

Project Lead: April Vanner, Owner
Project: Just For Kidz II Child Care is a childcare and learning center that is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They provide quality care and learning for parents working odd hours, two jobs, and more. They support parents and their children in whatever their needs are. 

Little Stinkers

Project Lead: Arika Charleston-Shorter, Owner and Director
Project: Little Stinkers is dedicated to providing high-quality latchkey, after-school, and summer school programs for the city’s youth. With a strong commitment to nurturing the intellectual, social, and emotional development of children, Little Stinkers has become a trusted partner for parents seeking safe and enriching environments for their children outside of regular school hours. 

No Fear Cafe

Project Lead: Alicia McKay, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Project: No Fear Cafe co-learning center provides summer and after school programs that focus on promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, while fostering a positive and safe environment. They connect with libraries, recreational centers, youth programs, and schools to provide high quality programs to children. 

Plum Health Director Primary Care

Project Lead: Dr. Paul Thomas, Owner
Project: Plum Health DPC provides comprehensive family medicine services in order to address Detroit’s lack of primary care physicians. Operating out of The Corner Building at Michigan Ave. and Trumbull, they provide their patients with at-cost meds, at-cost labs, and at-cost imaging services, saving patients roughly 90% on these services. 

Puente Cultural Integration LLC

Project Lead: Bridget Espinosa, Chief Executive Officer
Project: Bridge the cultural and language gap between the Latinx/Hispanic community and agencies through inclusive program development, bilingual and culturally appropriate marketing strategies, Spanish-language services, workshops, individualized small business coaching, and cross-cultural consulting. Their mantra each day is “who are we going to help today?” 

Sanctuary Farms

Project Lead: Jon Kent, Director, Business Development and Community Outreach
Project: A sustainable business that focuses on closing the food loop through cultivating organic produce and creating nutritious compost. They foster a thriving community on the lower east side of Detroit where people are safe, healthy, and connected to their local environment and food by actively being involved in closing the food loop. 

Sandy’s Land LLC

Project Lead: Sandra Epps, Executive Director
Project: Sandy’s Land will create a Butterfly Garden and Black Doll Museum. 

The Detroit Pizza Bar

Project Lead: Akunna Olumba, Chief Operating Officer
Project: A downtown restaurant located in the neighborhood, with neighborhood pricing. They seek to disrupt the urban dining model by offering more responsive table and customer service and by having a robust workforce development training program that teaches soft skills and offers on the job training for jobs in the restaurant industry.

The Squeeze Station

Project Lead: Dianne Brown, Owner
Project: Provides healthy dining and carry out options to the Michigan-Martin neighborhood of southwest Detroit. The Squeeze Station also provides community programming that facilitates a biweekly interfaith men’s group, a biweekly poetry open-mic, event rentals, and special collaborations with local organizers and enterprisers. 

The W Buchanan Group LLC

Project Lead: Dana McAllister Armenteros, Director, Wellness
Project: The W Buchanan Group began as an administrative consultative firm for corporate housing as well as restaurant advisory services, later pivoting to Wellness for the People and Wellness for the Planet. They will establish a store front to more directly impact the neighborhoods.

Welcome Home Yoga & Wellness Center Inc

Project Lead: Robyn Childers, Co-founder and Owner
Project: Makes yoga and wellness practices accessible to all, especially those community members who have been historically underserved (i.e., BIPOC, LGBTQ, etc.). They offer a variety of yoga and meditation classes, massage and wellness services, educational trainings and workshops, and full retail (e.g., apparel, metaphysical items, yoga mats and accessories), both online and in-person. 

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