City Connect Detroit Lands Grant for Osborn Clean Up

City Connect Detroit recently partnered with the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance (ONA) to secure a Wells Fargo UrbanLIFT Grant. Grant funds will be used to expand neighborhood clean-up efforts in the area of Schoenherr and McNichols Roads.

“We are so thankful to City Connect Detroit for all of their assistance with this grant,” said Quincy Jones, Executive Director of Osborn Neighborhood Alliance. “The funding they helped us to secure will significantly advance our revitalization efforts in the Osborn Community.”

ONA has been working to beautify its neighborhood and make it safer for children on their way to school and extracurricular activities for several years. During the summer of 2013, staff from City Connect Detroit helped ONA leadership strategically focus on a key pedestrian corridor around their neighborhood center, and launch clean-up activities that supported the grant application.

City Connect Detroit team members worked with ONA leadership to develop the grant application, which calls for removing debris, boarding up buildings, and contacting property owners in the area around ONA’s neighborhood service hub.

“We’re thankful to The Skillman Foundation for underwriting our work with ONA,” said Dierk Hall, President and CEO of City Connect Detroit. “Without foundation support, we couldn’t contribute to neighborhood revitalization in this way.”

About Osborn Neighborhood Alliance

ONA was established in 2006 under the Skillman Good Neighborhoods Initiative. It is led by a community council of 33 residents and other key stakeholders. The Osborn community is located in northeast Detroit.

For more information contact City Connect Detroit Program Associate Chanel Strange at (313)967-5890.