Neighborhood Beautification Day


Neighborhood Beautification Day 2019

For our 13th annual Neighborhood Beautification Day, volunteers worked in the Newberry area in southwest Detroit, where Southwest Solutions is engaged in an important project to transition 60 families from renters to homeowners. About 150 volunteers, including many Newberry residents, worked in teams to clean up vacant lots, clear overgrown brush, paint porches of new homeowners, and do minor landscaping. The event took place on Saturday, June 1 from 8AM to noon.

Neighborhood Beautification Day is truly a collaborative effort of organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals committed to community service and the continuing revitalization of southwest Detroit. We thank all our volunteers for an incredibly productive day that made a real difference in the 8-block Newberry community. More than 30 vacant lots were cleaned up.

We also thank our sponsors for their generous support: JP Morgan, Citizens Bank, Flagstar Bank, Home Depot, Jasman Construction, Molina Healthcare, and NeighborWorks America. Special thanks to Leon Gray, Senior Relationship Manager at NeighborWorks, and to Ninfa Cancel, District 6 Manager for the City of Detroit.

Pictures from this year’s event can be found in this Facebook photo essay. Southwest Solutions’ Neighborhood Beautification Day is part of a national and week-long effort sponsored by NeighborWorks America.



More than 3,000 volunteers

have participated in Neighborhood Beautification Day over the years, beautifying numerous sites in southwest Detroit. They have created pocket parks; installed and refreshed flower beds and community gardens; cleared vacant lots of overgrown brush and debris; weeded and mulched; painted porches, curbs and murals; and more.

The annual Neighborhood Beautification Day has turned vacant lots into community assets, including pocket parks and gardens
Neighborhood Beautification Day has become the premier cleanup event in southwest Detroit


If you have further questions, please email Chery Allen  or call her at 313.297.1377.


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