Since July, a group of west side young people have been working together with educators Denis Rochac, Marcellus Armstrong & University of Orange @uoforange to develop their version of youth urbanism. Join them Wednesday August 21, 5-7 pm for their final event, Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019!
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Cody Rouge & Warrendale Youth Urbanists Invite You to
Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019
“Taking Us Back”
A Time Machine!
Ways to get yourselves involved in shaping the future!
our Space Evaluation Tool, AKA “Safe 4 Youth Rubric”! All Teens invited!
Also for people of all ages!
See you Wednesday, August 21 from 5 – 7 pm!
St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center
19321 West Chicago, Detroit MI 48228 “Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit is an opportunity for us young adults to take control and make change in our community”
As part of the year-long Cody Rouge & Warrendale Youth-Centric Neighborhood Framework, 21 teenagers from the area worked for six weeks to learn about their city and the neighborhood. To share what they have learned, they have planned & produced the “Detroit Youth Urbanism Summit 2019 Taking Us Back,” an event to bring together young people from the neighborhood and others interested in our city and the well-being of youth. “Taking Us Back” will be an evening of youth-led events including performances, group activities, and more.
Check us out on @detroityouthurbanist_
Over a sizzling sunny June 29 on Detroit’s west side, residents & groups from across Warrendale & Cody Rouge came together to build picnic tables, which were then distributed to sitting areas created by Evergreen Block Club, Westwood Block Club, Warrendale Community Organization, Joy Community Association, and the Joy-Southfield CDC Farmer’s Market.
Salute to our brave leader in the effort Public Workshop & all who made the event possible including Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation, Warrendale Community Organization, ACCESS, Brightmoor Maker Space, Sunbridge Collaborative, Nick Tobier, Ordinary Clothing Brand & Sit On It Detroit.
Saturday, June 29, join neighborhood groups & fellow Warrendale & Cody Rouge residents to build picnic tables for community gathering spaces across the west side! Block clubs, neighborhood associations, and organizations have requested picnic tables to enhance various properties as places for people to come together, celebrate, relax, and enjoy life. Come see us and help out on Joy Road at Artesian, there will be other fun building activities for humans of all ages, and all volunteers will enjoy delicious foods.
To mark the public kick-off of the year-long Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework process, all area residents are invited to hear a presentation from nine area teenagers who have spent the last ten weeks interviewing city officials & neighborhoods leaders, attending public meetings, and trying to answer the question: What is a Cody Rouge & Warrendale Neighborhood Framework?
Information will be available about he coming year of activities—public discussions, youth programs, and neighborhood improvement projects—focused on the future of the west side neighborhoods of Cody Rouge & Warrendale, including Franklin Park, Joy Community, Warrendale, and Warren Avenue.
The event will begin with welcomes from the neighborhood groups participating in the Organizational Steering Committee, then turns over to nine area teenagers who have spent the last ten weeks investigating who makes decisions about their neighborhood, from streets and building demolition to parks and new businesses. The young people will present their report, then moderate a discussion among neighborhood leaders and audience members.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
Learn more & RSVP to Matt Williams, West Region Planner, at (313) 224-5594 or email