Join us for Earth Day 2019 - We’re cleaning up Elwood Park!

 In observance of Earth Day JEI, Downtown Detroit Partnership and Brownberry Bread are supporting a neighborhood cleanup of the Elmwood Park Greenway Connector Wednesday, April 24th!

Volunteers are needed and can register online at

* Registration and check in begins at 8:30 a.m. on April 24th

* The rain date is Wednesday, May 1

* Refreshments and lunch are being provided by the Detroit Police Department 7th Precinct and Meijer.

*We're expecting volunteers and residents to help cleanup the Lafayette/Elmwood Park Greenway connector that's behind Circle Drive Commons, Campau Farms and Helen Odean Butler Apartments

*Volunteers will rake out the flower beds and bag up yard waste, garbage and debris that accumulated along the Elmwood Cemetery fenceline over the winter

Special thank you to the City of Detroit, Meijer, Keep Detroit Beautiful and Huntington Management for your support!

Please contact Krystal A. Fields, Director of Clean & Safe Programs for more information or call:

(313) 331-7939 mains
(313) 314-2678 direct

Sabrina Underwood
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