Our butterfly garden has a lot less weeds.
Our new Community House "circles mural" is brighter.
Our garden is free of trash.
And we have 2 new beautiful murals in progress on the former handball courts at Palmer Park thanks to the amazing young volunteers at Summer in the City !
Pictured are the kids representing Huntington Woods Fruit Camp (burgundy shirts) and the kids from Digitas (blue shirts) who worked on the orchards and gardens. These kids did an EXTRAORDINARY amount of hard work in one day. We are so amazed at the impact this had on the Park!
Additionally, Project Paint volunteers from Summer in the City touched up the colorful circles mural on our community house (next to splash park) and others are working hard on completing their bright murals on the former handball courts (behind the tennis courts).
We are so happy to continue our partnership with this amazing group and hope you'll help support their efforts! (more info below photos)
The eight week summer program is the heart of Summer in the City. From June 21 to August 12, our unmistakable t-shirts can be seen all around Metro Detroit. Working alongside Summer in the City's invaluable Crew, volunteers can Paint murals around the city, Plant in community and urban gardens, or Play with neighborhood children at any of our youth enrichment sites.
Summer in the City has painted over 100 murals across the city of Detroit. Each summer we partner with neighborhood organizations, block clubs, businesses, and the City to identify high-impact locations for our murals. We then work with these and other partner organizations to develop designs for each of the sites, be they designs created by SITC staff members or designs selected by the partner organizations. While our Project Paint leaders work year-round, the majority of the painting happens during our summer schedule with our volunteers.
To learn more about Summer in the City, register to join their corps of volunteers, donate or more, visit http://www.summerinthecity.com/