College Park Community Association
What is your organization’s target area?
Our boundaries are Greenfield(W), Southfield (E), W. McNichols (N) and W. 7 Mile(S).
How is your organization making a difference in Detroit today?
We are committed to unifying our block clubs and neighboring communities; uplifting our youth; providing a safer environment and retaining homeownership through various workshops, patrols, peace marches, partnerships and summits through community engagement and support while delivering useful information to those in need.
What are some of your organization’s proudest accomplishments?
Our proudest accomplishments thus far has been delivering maximum efforts with minimum resources. We have grown since we first began and our ability to succeed has contioniously outgrown our numbers. We have touched lives of those far beyound our boarders.
What have been your top lessons learned through your work in your community?
We have learned that networking is a very important tool. In addition, learning to embrace others, change and indifferences. Professionalism is remembering it is not about “me” or “us” but “our community.”
What words of wisdom or encouragement would you pass on to others doing work similar to your organization?
Be passionate and don’t give up. Even the smallest steps lead to HUGE change. And in the words of Thomas Edison, “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.”
How can others get involved/support your work?
You can get involved by either becoming a member or supporter if you are not within our boundaries. We are always looking to partner with other organizations with alike goals.