CDAD Board Nomination Deadline
Nov 30 all-day

Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) is accepting nominations to serve on the CDAD Board through November 30th. Open Board Positions include Districts 1, 2 (Special Election), 4, 5, and three At Large positions. More info here:


Entrepreneur Training Program Applications Due
Dec 1 all-day

Are you or do you know someone who’s formerly incarcerated and looking to start a business? RecoveryPark and ProsperUS Detroit have joined forces for a new entrepreneurship program with applications due December 1st. Spread the word and apply today!

Rosedale Holiday Pancake Breakfast @ North Rosedale Park Community House
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods kick off the holiday season with pancakes and caroling and a visit from Santa! Bring your friends and neighbors!!

Poetry Workshop With Jessica Care Moore + Thomas Moore @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Poetry Workshop With Jessica Care Moore + Thomas Moore @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit | Detroit | Michigan | United States

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Hosted by renowned poet, playwright, performance artist and producer Jessica Care Moore and her son, King Thomas Moore, this workshop aims to help youth experience the benefits of creating and expressing themselves through poetry. Jessica’s poetry has been heard on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. In 2016, King won a Knight Arts Challenge Award to launch a 12& under super cool poetry open mic series in Detroit.

Design Core Detroit Commerce Design Tour @ Lumen Detroit
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Design makes a difference in the quality of places we visit and the experiences they offer.

We invite you to a special insiders’ tour with the Detroit Experience Factory, visiting select Commerce Design: Detroit winning locations to learn how each business used design to solve it’s business challenges. Meet the owners and the design teams who worked together to create memorable, unique and welcoming spaces.

You have the option to chose from one of three tracks. All tours will start at Lumen Detroit.

Track 1: Sfumato, FOLK, Kuzzo’s

Track 2: Advanced Plumbing & Heating Supply, The Commons, Detroit Foundation Hotel

Track 3: House of Pure Vin, Advanced Plumbing & Heating Supply, Takoi

***Note: limited seats available for each track***

Tickets: $45

Fenmore Street Block Club Meeting @ Chase Library
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fenmore Street Block Club meets every first Monday of the month at the Chase Library on West Seven Mile from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bed in a Bag Radiothon: Sleeping Bag Drive for the Homeless @ McDonalds
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Property Tax Exemption Workshop: District 1 & 2 @ Focus: HOPE
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
UCHC Annual Christmas Project Party @ Temple Bar Detroit
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a gift for a child*, a check to help us buy gifts, yourself, and a friend**!

Light food, soft-drinks, and coffee will be provided. Cash bar for other beverages.

This year marks 33rd year that UCHC has been involved with the Annual Christmas Project Party, the 12th year we have sponsored the event, and the 40th year that Ted has played Santa! Simply put, we try to help particularly needy or recently homeless clients enjoy the holiday season by giving gifts to children and seniors and by sharing dinner with the families.

No grant funds are involved in the project. All expenses are covered by volunteer staff and donors (such as yourself). UCHC is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

*We welcome and appreciate new or handmade gifts appropriate for anyone under 18, seniors, and disabled persons. No used items.
**A friend will be provided if one is not available

This is your chance to be Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, Ol’ St. Nick, or the transformed Mr. Scrooge for a needy family. Don’t miss this opportunity!

BECDD Workshop – Commercial Foundation and Corporate Grants @ University of Michigan Detroit Center
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UM Dearborn’s Institute For Local Government is partnering with Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) to offer a series of 4 professional development workshops to help employees, board members, and volunteers for community development organizations and other nonprofits enhance their expertise in critical areas.

All workshops are free, but seating is limited so you must register to attend:

Workshop Topics:

-Fundraising: Building a Rock Solid Development Plan: Tues., Nov. 13, 2018
-Accessing Foundation and Corporate Grants: Tues., Nov. 27, 2018
-Commercial Development Fundamentals: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
-Implementing Your Strategic Plan: January, 2019, date TBD

All workshops will be held at the UM-Detroit Center at 3662 Woodward Ave.

Free parking is available in DSO Garage behind the Detroit Center (off Parsons Street). Bring your parking ticket for validation. Light refreshments will be provided.