This past week was busy!

The highlight had to be Wednesday’s meeting with Mayor Duggan at our office. We helped start the Longfellow Block Club to strengthen our ties to long-time residents in the neighborhood, but it’s quickly become a leading block club in the city. That’s why when the mayor’s team was looking for residents for him to speak with this week, they reached out to our block club president, and she in turn reached out to DREAM.

The mayor heard our concerns about access to skilled contractors, about jobs in the city, about vacant homes being unboarded by city contractors, inconsistent service delivery on things like garbage and recycling, and more.

For some issues, he had answers, and for others, he simply heard our ideas. It was a productive meeting, and it was good to know the mayor remembered our work. Mayor Duggan remarked, “I remember being at the Muslim Center a few years ago when this vision was being shared. Now, to see what you’ve done…” 

The week actually started off with an exciting graduation ceremony at the Muslim Center for our 6th cohort of the ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Training Program. This class included our 50th graduate!

And we ended the week completing more of our fence design right outside the Muslim Center.

Peace & blessings,

The Dream of Detroit Team

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