New phase of Good Neighborhoods meetings set


The Skillman Foundation kicked off the third stage of its 10-year, $100-million Good Neighborhoods program with a Northend Central Woodward community meeting at Detroit’s St. Regis Hotel on Jan. 24.

More than 250 residents, stakeholders and community leaders attended the meeting to learn about the neighborhood work that has been done over the past five years and to learn how they can help transform the lives of the 10,000 children who live in Northend Central Woodward.

This phase of the Foundation's Good Neighborhoods program, called Transformation, focuses on aligning resources, scaling activities, fully implementing community strategies and demonstrating improvements. The program’s initial phases, Community Planning and Readiness, have been completed by all six neighborhoods.

President & CEO Carol Goss and the Foundation’s leaders welcomed and praised the crowd for its hard work and dedication to the community. Members of the Northend Central Woodward Alliance, the neigborhood’s governance board, were officially sworn in by Judge Wade H. McCree. Ambassadors for the evening were several young people, sporting black tees, who helped and greeted guests.

The schedule for the remaining neighborhood meetings:

  • Cody Rouge: Thur., March 22 – Don Bosco Hall – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Osborn: Thur., April 5 – Brenda Scott Elementary School – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Brightmoor: Thur., April 19 – Leland Missionary Baptist Church – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Southwest: Sat., April 28 – TBD – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Chadsey Condon: Sat., May 19 – TBD – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.