Detroit Empowerment Zone Makes New Play Area Possible For Children at Webster Elementary School

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Detroit Empowerment Zone Development Corporation

    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Empowerment Zone Development
 Corporation recently provided funding to turn Webster Elementary School's
 playground -- currently a vacant lot -- into a beautiful landscape of fun and
 recreation.  A new playscape, sandbox, slides, basketball court and minitrack
 will be built so that children at the school and residents in the community
 can enjoy play and physical exercise.  A special groundbreaking ceremony will
 be held Friday, April 27, 1 p.m., at Webster Elementary, 1450 25th Street.
     The Parent Teacher Association, students, staff as well as Communities in
 Schools, a group that links educational institutions with private and public
 entities, collaborated to raise money for this project.  The Detroit
 Empowerment Zone Development Corporation got involved after reviewing a grant
 proposal from the school and decided to fund it.  Additional funding is
 provided by the Detroit International Bridge Company and proceeds from dances
 and sales held by students.
     The new recreational playground will enhance the school and community and
 help Webster promote a campaign to clean and beautify the area.  A parade was
 held Wednesday, April 25, to celebrate the school's efforts and galvanize
 community support for further improvement.
     Empowerment Zones were designated by the federal government for
 revitalization in urban and rural areas throughout the United States.
 Detroit's Empowerment Zone covers an 18.35 square mile area, which traverses
 the city, and is home to about 100,000 Detroiters.  The Zone is unique in that
 the $100 million in federal funds that has been committed to it has attracted
 a $7 billion commitment from the private sector.  Detroit's Empowerment Zone
 empowers residents by providing them with services, such as employability
 skills training and independent living skills that equip and prepare them for
 success.
     For more information about the new recreational play area, call Cynthia
 Williams at 313-849-3709, ext. 108 or Elizabeth Quinones at 313-872-8050,
 ext. 25.  For more information about the Empowerment Zone, call 313-872-8050,
 ext. 15.
 
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SOURCE Detroit Empowerment Zone Development Corporation
    DETROIT, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Empowerment Zone Development
 Corporation recently provided funding to turn Webster Elementary School's
 playground -- currently a vacant lot -- into a beautiful landscape of fun and
 recreation.  A new playscape, sandbox, slides, basketball court and minitrack
 will be built so that children at the school and residents in the community
 can enjoy play and physical exercise.  A special groundbreaking ceremony will
 be held Friday, April 27, 1 p.m., at Webster Elementary, 1450 25th Street.
     The Parent Teacher Association, students, staff as well as Communities in
 Schools, a group that links educational institutions with private and public
 entities, collaborated to raise money for this project.  The Detroit
 Empowerment Zone Development Corporation got involved after reviewing a grant
 proposal from the school and decided to fund it.  Additional funding is
 provided by the Detroit International Bridge Company and proceeds from dances
 and sales held by students.
     The new recreational playground will enhance the school and community and
 help Webster promote a campaign to clean and beautify the area.  A parade was
 held Wednesday, April 25, to celebrate the school's efforts and galvanize
 community support for further improvement.
     Empowerment Zones were designated by the federal government for
 revitalization in urban and rural areas throughout the United States.
 Detroit's Empowerment Zone covers an 18.35 square mile area, which traverses
 the city, and is home to about 100,000 Detroiters.  The Zone is unique in that
 the $100 million in federal funds that has been committed to it has attracted
 a $7 billion commitment from the private sector.  Detroit's Empowerment Zone
 empowers residents by providing them with services, such as employability
 skills training and independent living skills that equip and prepare them for
 success.
     For more information about the new recreational play area, call Cynthia
 Williams at 313-849-3709, ext. 108 or Elizabeth Quinones at 313-872-8050,
 ext. 25.  For more information about the Empowerment Zone, call 313-872-8050,
 ext. 15.
 
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