Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit @ Garage Cultural
Nov 2 – Nov 11 all-day

Join us Friday November 2nd for Garage Cultural’s annual community ofrenda unveiling and the opening reception for Venus Garden, an exhibition featuring new work by Dalia Reyes.

This years ofrenda and exhibit focuses on divine female energy. Looking at the ways in which it can uplift and unite us even among societal aims to both challenge and subdue it.

* Cocktails | Antojitos | Arte | Premios *

Poetry readings by Catalina.

We will also be announcing the winners of the Dia de los Muertos K-8th Art Contest.

Attendees can also add to the ofrenda.


Únase a nosotros el viernes 2 de noviembre para la inauguración de la ofrenda comunitaria anual de Garage Cultural y la recepción de apertura de Venus Garden, una exposición con el nuevo trabajo de Dalia Reyes.

Este año la ofrenda y exposición se centra en la energía divina femenina. Mirando las maneras en que puede elevarnos y unirnos a pesar de los objetivos sociales para desafiarlo y someterlo.

* Cócteles | Antojitos | Arte | Premios *

Recital de poemas por Catalina.

También anunciaremos a los ganadores del Concurso de Arte del Día de los Muertos para grados K-8o.

Los asistentes tambien podran agregar a la ofrenda.

Best Practices for Nonprofits in the #MeToo Era: Investigations and Policies @ Webinar
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Best Practices for Nonprofits in the #MeToo Era: Investigations and Policies @ Webinar

Michigan Community Resources is proud to be a member of Exponentum (TM), a national network of business law pro bono providers.

Please join us for a webinar on November 8, 2018, offered by Exponentum in conjunction with pro bono attorneys from Jackson Lewis.

Jackson Lewis P.C. and Exponentum are pleased to present a complimentary webinar for nonprofit employers.

Legal requirements and best practices are evolving in the #MeToo era affecting all employers. Tailored specifically for nonprofit leaders, we will provide practical and timely guidance so you can effectively evaluate current policies and be prepared to investigate workplace complaints and respond appropriately. All executive directors, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, board members, and other leaders of nonprofit organizations are invited to attend.


  • Best practices and legal requirements for your policies against harassment, discrimination and retaliation
  • Highlights of the latest state statutes mandating that employers take certain steps to prevent workplace harassment

Steps for conducting an effective workplace investigation

Please contact Jessica Poot for more information.

2018 Detroit Community Development Awards @ Cobo Center
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2018 Detroit Community Development Awards @ Cobo Center | Detroit | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Detroit Community Development Awards presented by the Masco Corporation Foundation will take place on November 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom A at Cobo Center.

This premier industry event publicly recognizes the individuals and organizations whose vision, leadership and commitment is successfully transforming Detroit neighborhoods.

This year, we are honoring Detroit and the past, present and future of community development and its leaders.

The Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) helps neighbors build communities in Detroit by providing capital, technical expertise, training, and information to develop local leadership in creating affordable housing, spurring economic development, and supporting safe neighborhoods.

The Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) has served as the leading voice for Detroit’s community development industry. CDAD advocates for public policies and resources that  advance the work of nonprofit, community-based organizations in Detroit neighborhoods who are engaged in physical development, land use planning, community organizing, and other activities designed to stabilize and revitalize the quality of life in Detroit.

Michigan Community Resources (MCR) was originally known as Community Legal Resources. They began in 1998 as a project of Michigan Legal Services and the ABA Business Law Section Pro Bono Committee. Over time and directly due to the needs of their clients, they developed community and economic development expertise and enveloped its core principles into our organization’s culture. Michigan Community Resources now provides a more comprehensive array of services for navigating through legal, community organizing, and urban planning issues so that nonprofit organizations can continue to have a positive impact on their respective communities.

Cinnaire helps community development organizations, lending partners and socially motivated investors accomplish goals in underserved communities. They fill gaps in community development funding by leveraging capital from public and private sector organizations and bringing expertise to communities that need it most.

KGD Annual Celebration and Potluck @ City Temple SDA Church
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s a KGD tradition! Each year we gather to discuss the season and the direction for next year, honor outstanding garden projects, and enjoy a good potluck meal as community. Please bring a dish to pass and contact us if you need a ride (1 week notice please!). Hope to see you there!

Community Meeting: Mack Avenue Strong Neighborhoods Plan @ MACC Development
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us! MACC Development invites you to a community meeting to introduce the Mack Avenue Strong Neighborhoods Plan. The project seeks to develop a community-led vision and set of strategies to strengthen residential housing in the neighborhoods north of Mack, south of Warren, between Grand Boulevard and Fischer Street. This first meeting will seek to identify neighborhood strengths and challenges to address as part of the plan.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Learn more about the project and take a quick survey for your chance to win a $25 gift card to The Commons at

LifeBUILDERS 2018 Gala @ Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

You are cordially invited to join LifeBUILDERS for an evening of significance!

We will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a museum tour (optional) from 6:00-6:45pm. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:45pm followed by a special program in the museum auditorium at 7:30-8:15pm.

Our guest of honor for the evening will be Dr. Richard Allen Farmer. Dr. Farmer is known and admired around the world as a vibrant communicator, concert-level pianist, eloquent theologian and impassioned man of God. Dr. Farmer has spoken to thousands of people in conference, campus and religious settings, freely sharing his wit, wisdom, Biblical insights and musical gifts.

Lunchtime Bus Tours: Tour a DPSCD School in Your Community
Nov 9 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

Learn about the exceptional programming and enriching activities available to DPSCD students. Explore schools that offer a range of programs including Montessori, art, music, dance, sports and much more on the Lunchtime Bus tours. Lunch and free parking are provided. Space is limited. RSVP TODAY at Please arrive at 11:15 a.m. All tours begin promptyly at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m.

Northwest: November 9th
Bates Academy
Bagley Elementary School of Journalism & Technology
Palmer Park Preparatory Academy
Parking location: Mumford High School, 17525 Wyoming St.

Southwest: November 15th
Academy of the Americas Elementary/Middle School
Bennett Elementary
Harms Elementary
Parking location: Western International High School, 1500 Scotten St.

Eastside: November 28th
Chrysler Elementary School
Nichols Elementary/Middle School
Bunche Preparatory Academy
Parking location: King High School, 3200 E. Lafayette St.

Central: November 30th
Burton International Academy
Spain Elementary/Middle School
Golightly Education Center
Parking location: Ben Carson High School, 571 Mack Avenue

Northwest: December 5th
FLICS Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School
Edison Elemntary
Cooke STEM Academy
Parking location: Randolph, 17101 Hubbell St.

For more information, call (313) 873-6345 or visit

Detroit Horse Power’s Inaugural Gala @ Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Detroit Horse Power's Inaugural Gala @ Waterview Loft at Port Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Detroit Horse Power’s Inaugural Gala will be held Friday November 9, 2018 from 6-10pm at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit.

The event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a strolling dinner, raffle, and silent auction. Cocktail/business attire. Valet parking provided.

$150 per person. Or become a Blue Ribbon sponsor with two tickets for $500.

Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite or (to eliminate payment processing fees) by mailing a check to “Detroit Horse Power” to:

P.O. Box 6974

Detroit, MI 48206

All proceeds support Detroit Horse Power’s growing impact: partnering urban youth with horses to promote social-emotional learning on our path to building a new urban equestrian center on vacant land within Detroit’s city limits.

360 Detroit Community Engagement Meeting @ Grace Episcopal Church
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn what’s happening in our community now and what’s coming.
Special Guest will be presenting valuable information.

Participation Prizes & Gift Card Drawings!
Chance to Win a Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree!

360 Detroit, Inc. ~ Conduit For Change

Toiletry Pantry @ Broadstreet Presbyterian Church
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm