ARISE Detroit! & DPS to Announce New Partnership as part of August 4th citywide event
News Conference: 11 a.m, Wednesday, July 18, Harms Elementary School, Detroit
DETROIT, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit Public Schools officials will appear at a news conference today announcing a new DPS partnership with ARISE Detroit! to create safe school routes as part of the sixth annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day.
Neighborhoods Day will feature more than 150 community service and improvement projects across the city, involving hundreds of organizations and thousands of people.
Details of the DPS/ARISE Detroit! collaboration will be announced at 11 a.m today at Harms Elementary School in Detroit, located at 2400 Central near Vernor.
The new partnership will invite local businesses and community organizations to "adopt" schools for Neighborhoods Day. This will include creating "safe school" routes in blighted neighborhoods around schools and various school renovation projects.
In addition, Neighborhoods Day will include more than 50 community cleanup projects and numerous health fairs, back to school events and youth activities in neighborhoods all over the city from sun up to sundown.
Major sponsors of the sixth annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day are the Skillman Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Waste Management of Michigan, Health Alliance Plan, Comerica Bank, Huntington Bank, PNC Bank, the Erb Foundation, the LEAP project, attorney Joumana Kayrouz, CVS Pharmacy, AFPD, Black Family Development, Radio One, the Michigan Chronicle, Detroit Regional News Hub, ATS Educational Services, DMC, the Detroit Media Partnership, My TV 20, Comcast, Dunkin' Donuts, Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, WWJ Radio and MGM Grand Detroit.
Other supporters include Compuware, Michigan First Credit Union and B.L.A.C. magazine.
Established in 2006 and funded by the Kresge Foundation, ARISE Detroit! is a coalition of more than 400 community groups, churches, block clubs and businesses promoting volunteerism, community activism and positive media images to create a better Detroit.
For more information on Neighborhoods Day call 313-921-1955 or visit www.arisedetroit.org. ARISE Detroit! is located at 5555 Conner, Suite 1233, Detroit, Michigan 48213.
SOURCE ARISE Detroit!