May 19, 2015
Neighborhood Exchange: How are you making a difference through your involvement with Cornerstone 48217?
Dotti Sharp and Jackie Conley: Helping to beautify the community by turning a vacant lot into a flower garden.
Tell us about your group’s proudest accomplishment.
Jackie: Even though this was our first experience in fundraising we feel it was very successful.
Dotti: The transformation of a vacant lot into a flower garden was very rewarding and I felt a sense of accomplishment to do something in my community.
What is one concrete thing that can be done to make your work easier or more impactful?
Jackie: Technology specifically facebook and twitter.
Dotti: More engagement from the community.
What motivates you to be involved in your community?
Dotti: To make a lasting impact in my community and to motivate and encourage others to want to make a difference.
Jackie: The need to restore our neighborhood to a more vibrant and beautiful place to live, work ,and worship.
How can people get involved/support your work?
Dotti and Jackie: People can become involved by adopting the vision and making it their own. Contact us via email, phone call, facebook and twitter. Also, through the Michigan Community Resources (MCR) website.
Cornerstone 48217 is located in District 6 and is bounded by Schaefer, Melvin, Edsel, and Deacon.