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August 2017

Vote for ProsperUS Businesses in HATCH Detroit Contest

August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am

TWO ProsperUS Detroit businesses are competing in the Hatch Detroit competition! You can vote once a day from now until midnight, Thursday, August 17. The businesses are Baobab Fare, a soon-to-be restaurant owned and operated by Burundi natives Nadia Nijimbere and Hamissi Mamba and Bendicion de Dios - Detroit, a catering company owned and operated by Cecilia Ardon and offering the best El Salvadoran food in Detroit! Voting is open to the general public. Vote online at the Comerica Hatch Detroit or the Hatch Detroit Facebook app. There are…

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Stitches of Love – Help support families in need this winter

August 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
St. Anthony’s, 3553 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI

As an extension of the Stitches of Love sewing classes, we are adding a component to support families. Donate crocheted or knit 8x8 inch squares in any style, technique or color and in December we will connect them to make blankets for families in time for the holidays. You can participate by donating one or more squares or donating materials so others can create squares. Suggested donated materials include: Yarn of any type, color and any amount Knitting and Crochet…

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ORANGE DAY: Support the end of violence against women & girls with Zumba

August 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Anthony’s, 3553 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI

Every evening there is a Zumba class at the Vista Partnership; on August 25th there will be a conversation to promote awareness about domestic violence with a community Zumba class. Please join us by wearing something orange and be ready to dance! Community resources will be available to educate and assist individuals suffering from domestic abuse. This event is hosted by Southwest Solutions, CHASS Center/LA VIDA Partnership and Chicas Activas Zumba. For more information contact Mayté Penman at 313.297.1341 or…

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September 2017

Family Alliance for Change Annual Breakfast

September 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
University of Michigan-Dearborn, 19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126 United States

Southwest Solutions is pleased to provide you with an exciting opportunity to help support our partner organization, the Family Alliance for Change (FAFC), and their work educating, empowering and supporting parents of children with special needs to meet their family’s goals.  Please plan to join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the University of Michigan Dearborn - Fairlane Central Campus for their annual fundraiser breakfast at 8:30 AM.  This year’s event will feature keynote speaker, Richard Bernstein, State of Michigan Supreme…

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April 2018

Free job training for adults who are learning English!

April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harris Literacy, 8640 W. Vernor Hwy
Detroit, 48209

Is English your second language and are you  interested in training for a job as a forklift/hi-lo driver or as an auto mechanic? If so, our Earn + Learn program is offering a great opportunity that you should look into! The training is free and even pays a stipend, so you can earn some money while your are learning skills that will help you get a good-paying job. This special class is for adults whose first language is either Spanish…

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June 2018

Neighborhood Beautification Day 2018

June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ford Resource and Engagement Center, 2826 Bagley
Detroit, MI 48216

Our annual Neighborhood Beautification Day is Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 12:00 noon. To register for the event, please use the online registration form. The event will kick-off at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (The Mercado) at 8 a.m. for registration, breakfast tacos and coffee, orientation and assignments. Volunteers will work in teams to install or refresh flower beds and community gardens, weed and mulch, paint, and clear overgrown brush and debris at community locations in southwest Detroit. To…

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July 2018

Skilled trades training information meeting

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Randolph Career Technical Center, 17101 Hubbell Ave
Detroit, MI 48235 United States
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Attend a one-hour information session on Saturday morning to learn more about free training in the skilled trades to help you get a good-paying job in high-demand fields, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and carpentry. These information sessions are held on the second and fourth Saturday on the month at: Randolph Career Technical Center 17101 Hubbell Ave. Detroit, MI 48235 If you like what you hear at the meeting, you can stay for registration and testing from 11am onwards. To register…

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September 2018

Credit Building Workshop in Brightmoor

September 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mission: City, 20405 Schoolcraft Avenue
Detroit, MI 48223 United States
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Our free Brightmoor Credit Building Workshop will teach you how your credit score is calculated and how to access and read your credit report. We will also share effective debt-reduction and credit-building strategies. This one-hour workshop is open to anyone and happens on the second Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm at: Mission: City 20405 Schoolcraft Avenue Detroit, MI 48223 To register, call Tenai at 313.297.0068 or register online at this link. Space is limited, so register now!

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October 2018

Community Garage Sale

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

It's that time of year when a chill is in the air and fall cleaning is a part of our weekends. Do you have items that your family is no longer using and you'd like to sell? Then you should take part in our Community Garage Sale in southwest Detroit. When: Saturday, October 13th 11AM-3PM Where: 1759 21st Detroit, MI (Former Detroit Farm and Garden) It's $10 to get space at the event to sell your stuff. You'll need to…

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November 2018

Light up Veterans Park at Piquette Square

November 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Piquette Square for Veterans, 6221 Brush Street
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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There'll be a festive holiday event at Masco Veterans Park at Piquette Square on Friday, November 16. 1PM - Decorating the park with lights 4PM - Celebration with refreshments and caroling Sunset - Tree lighting See the flyer for more details. 

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