Thank You For Making "Show Me The Money Day" a Success!

Jefferson East, Inc. (JEI), Hope Community Outreach & Development (HCOD), and Eastside Community Network (ECN) extend a huge "THANK YOU" to Captains Javier & Kelsie Moreno and the The Salvation Army Conner Creek Corps for hosting our recent "Show Me The Money Day" event, February 9th! It was a great success! Thanks also to all of our partners. The feedback has been amazing!

We also send our deepest gratitude and thanks to our local banking CRA sponsors & lead state partners, Bank of America, One Detroit Credit Union, PNC Bank and CEDAM: The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan. Without your contribution this event could not have been possible.

Finally, we would also like to thank all of our vendors and City of Detroit agency partners who participated to make this event a success:

City of Detroit Government Financial Empowerment Network, Office of the Assessor, Wayne County Treasurer's Office - Eric R. Sabree, United Community Housing Coalition - Detroit, Detroit ID, DTE Energy MI Green Power, Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan, Chemical Bank, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, Primerica, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Wayne Metro Drop & Go (Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency), JEI Clean & Safe Initiative, JEI 0% Home Repair Loan Program, Comcast Internet Essentials, Wayne State University Office of Gerontology Department, South East Michigan Long Term Recovery Organization, CLEARCorps/Detroit and AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project (AmUS)

Sabrina Underwood
Join the Neighborhood Celebration - Thursday, February 28, 2019

You are invited to join Jefferson East, Inc. (JEI), East Jefferson Development Corporation (EJDevCo), the development arm of JEI, and Shelborne Development, with the City of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, to celebrate new affordable housing under construction in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood. 

Learn about the project, look inside the buildings, and ask questions about the project with city officials, JEI and Shelborne Development.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

1031 Marlborough St.
Detroit, MI 48215

We’re Keeping You Warm:
Heated Tent and Hot Beverages Will Be Available

12:00 pm    Networking & Appetizers from Norma G's Caribbean Cuisine

12:30 pm    Program Begins

  1:00 pm    Hard Hat Building Tours

On-street parking is available on East Jefferson and along Marlborough St.
Additional parking in the lot located at the corner of East Jefferson and Chalmers.

Visit Our Small Businesses:
Red Bag BoutiqueBusted Bra Shop and Redesign and Restoration

Thank You
We express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the City of Detroit and our funding partners. Their contributions were critical to making this project possible: Enterprise Community Partners, Twain Financial Partners and The Kresge Foundation.

Sabrina Underwood
Open Call For Visual/Mixed Media Artists and Muralists

Application for Visual/Mixed Media Artists & Muralists

We are seeking Detroit metropolitan based visual artists and muralists to create public visual art installations, inspired by collective oral histories of the historic Vanity Ballroom, located in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood on Detroit’s east side. Four artists will create their installations simultaneously during the Jazzin’ at the Vanity jazz and blues festival, a two-day musical event June 29and 30, 2019. 

These art installations will preserve and celebrate the rich history of the Vanity Ballroom and Detroit residents who have experienced it, while adding to the artistic aesthetic of the historic Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood and its cultural heritage.

Preference is for Detroit metropolitan residents, though applications from nearby area muralists /visual artists are welcome.  

Concepts for art design will be based on oral histories collected, from past and present Detroit residents who participated in or attended events at the Vanity Ballroom, for the Neighborhoods: Where Detroit Lives” oralhistory collection - in partnership with the Detroit Historical Society.  

 Selected artists will be presented with a small collection of histories from which to choose, conceptualize and sketch their vision for design. These sketches will be presented to a voting committee comprised of JEI, local stakeholders and representatives from Detroit’s Arts Community .  

 All artists chosen must be available to work on their installation throughout the duration of the festival, Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, as this demonstration is part of the Jazzin’ at the Vanity experience.  

Stipend Available

Email completed applications to by March 11, 2019.

Sabrina Underwood, JEI Marketing and Communications Manager

Phone: 313-261-9828

Sabrina Underwood