Southwest Solutions and GKN Host Neighborhood Board-Up and Cultural Celebration in Southwest Detroit

July 24th, 2016
GKN employees volunteered for a two-day house board-up project in southwest Detroit that culminated with a community fair.

GKN, a global engineering company, sponsored a neighborhood board-up and cultural celebration at Priest Elementary-Middle School in southwest Detroit. Volunteers from the company, neighborhood residents and AmeriCorps VISTAS from SER Metro and Wayne State University worked together to board nearly 50 abandoned homes.

This project builds on ongoing efforts to strengthen the community by improving the surrounding area and creating safe walking routes for students and their families.

Following the neighborhood beautification, GKN hosted a cultural celebration for residents and students’ families, featuring food, live music and games to promote community pride, diversity & inclusion.

See pictures from the clean up on our Facebook page.

Learn more about Priest Elementary-Middle School and other Community Schools: http://www.swsol.org/community-schools/

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