DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s the fifth annual Arise Detroit Neighborhoods Day. The festival is full of food, music, health and community affairs, all are part of Neighborhoods Day.

WWJ’s Beth Fisher stopped by one event in the New Center area executive director Luther Keith is excited to see the interest and activity.

“Some are cleaning up neighborhoods, some are building houses, some are just getting together and getting to know their neighbor… all these builds the kind of community you need, to make the kind of Detroit we all want to have,” says Keith.

Keith says Neighborhoods Day has grown from 55 events five years ago to over 170 events this year.

YouthVille Detroit’s volunteer coordinator Leslie Pittman says they’re promoting their services: “We offer a host of classes, activities range from Leadership for the young ladies and young men, we have spoken word poetry, dynamic technology programs … it’s a wonderful program overall. We have so many things,” said Pittman.

One issue they are focusing on this year, is a teen dating violence campaign.

Found out more about YouthVille Detroit here.


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