Upcoming Events

Check out some upcoming events and programs from our community partners.

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2017 Detroit Youth Power Fest

Brought to you by: The Skillman Foundation, Detroit Police Department, and Radio One Inc.

Description: The Detroit Youth Power Fest is a way for youth to interact with police officers to help create a more open and together community. It provides youth with education, resources, and entertainment to help them think differently about their surroundings, as well as themselves. There will be vendor stations and entertainment for everyone involved. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: July 27, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Chene Park Amphitheater

2600 Atwater Street

Detroit, MI 48207

Contact: For more information, contact Nina Payne at Npayne@DetroitPublicSafety.org or at (248) 797-9311

Detroit Youth Power Fest Info Sheet


Back to School Bazaar

Brought to you by The Children’s Center

Description: The Back to School Bazaar will prepare children for a successful school year. The center will equip children with everything they need to go back to school. The event is free to The Children’s Center clients.

When: August 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: The Children’s Center

79 W. Alexandrine

Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: For more information call 313-262-0943.

Back to School Bazaar Community Partner Commitment Form

Family Fun Resource Fair

Brought to you by Detroit Housing Commission Resident Services Department

Description: The second annual fair is a fun event by the Detroit Housing Commission and the community that connects families to much needed and valuable resources. Funds collected will support the programs and services offered to the DHC. In order to attend you must RSVP by calling 313-877-8609 or emailing rsdrsvp@dhcmi.org by July 7.

When: July 21, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Palmer Park

(Water Park Area)

910 Merrill Plaisance

Detroit, MI 48203

Contact: For more information or if you have any questions call 313-877-8609.

Family Fun Resource Fair

2017 Movie in the Park

Brought to you by Detroit Police Bridging the Gap Initiative

Description: The fifth annual event will feature movies with a family theme for citizens to enjoy while bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community. Dates for the events are subject to change due to the weather.

When: July 7, July 21 and August 21 at 5 p.m.

Location: Stoepel Park

Evergreen and West Outer Drive

Detroit, MI 48223 

Contact: For more information email rawlst919@detroitmi.gov.



ABE, GED-Prep, ESL Classes

Brought to you by Dominican Literacy Center

Description: Specializing in Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development and English as a Second Language classes and one on one tutoring. Student orientation is held twice a month.

When: Monday – Thursday from 8 a. to 8 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Samaritan Center

5555 Conner, Suite 1414

Detroit, MI 48213

Contact: To register or for more information call 313-267-1000.

ABE, GED-Prep, ESL Classes Flyer

Career Online High School

Brought to you by Matrix Human Services

Description: COHS focuses on the real-world skills needed to succeed in the workplace today. In addition to a high school diploma, participants earn a Career Certificate in your chosen career area.

Contact: To enroll go to ed2go.com/matrixcohs or call 313-526-4000 Ext. 1319.

Free Adult Education Classes

Brought to you by Detroit Public Schools Community District

Description: The mission of DPS Adult Education is to strengthen the community by eliminating adult illiteracy and improving client skills for successful long-term employment. Detroit Public Schools’ Adult Education programs offer High School Completion (HSC), General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Education/Pre-GED (ABE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) at several community sites and schools, including two main Adult Education campuses, throughout Detroit.


West Campus

16164 Asbury Park
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 852-1089
Programs: ABE/GED/HSC

East Campus

13840 Lappin Street
Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 579-7109
Programs: ABE/GED/HSC

Academy of the Americas

5680 Konkel Street
Detroit, MI 48210
Programs: ESL

Bennett Elementary School

2111 Mullane Street
Detroit, MI 48209
Programs: ESL

Earhart Elementary-Middle

1000 Scotten
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-3945
Programs: ESL

Golightly Career and Technical Center

900 Dickerson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215
(313) 822-8820

Programs: ABE/GED

International Institute

111 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 872-0863

Programs: ABE/GED/ESL

Neinas Elementary

6021 McMillan
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-3701

Programs: ABE/GED/ESL

Priest Elementary-Middle

7840 Wagner
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 849-3705

Programs: ESL

Western International

1500 Scotten
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-4758

Programs: ABE/GED/ESL

Contact: To register or for more information go to detroit.k12.mi.us.

Free Adult GED Program

Brought to you by St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

Description: The Adult GED Program at St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Center is a free, personalized tutoring program that focuses upon helping Detroit area adults (age 18 or older) to becoming more self-sufficient and contributing members to the community and economy, through education.

Locations & Times: 

Main Campus (West Side)

20900 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48219
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

East Side (Neighborhood Service Org.)
9641 Harper, Detroit, MI 48213
Monday: 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Campus (Wayne Metro Agency)
7310 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Monday: 1:30 p.m.

Central Campus (Focus: HOPE)
1200 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Contact: To register or for more information call 313-535-9200.

Let’s Learn Spanish! Classes

Brought to you by Time Bank

Description: Practice your Spanish conversational skills or learn more. Free Spanish classes provided to the public weekly.

When: Saturdays from 10:10 to 11:50 a.m.

Location: Campbell Library

8733 W. Vernor Hwy

Detroit, MI 48209

Contact: For more information call 313-481-1555 or email edgar_quinto@live.com.mx.

Let’s Learn Spanish! Classes Flyer

SAT Test Preparation

Brought to you by Detroit Public Library

Description: A free resource provided by the library for the SAT called Learning Express Library. Instructions: Go to the Detroit Public Library website, select “databases” then choose “test preparation” and click go, select Learning Express Library followed by “college prep center” and then “prepare for your SAT” to access the preparation resource.

Contact: For more information go to detroitpubliclibrary.org or call 313-481-1741.


Accelerate4KIDSTech Summer Camp

Brought to you by Accelerate4KIDS

Description: A free summer camp for Detroit Public Schools middle schoolers (ages 11-14) to learn about computer programming and 3D printing using SCRATCH visual programming, Bitsbox JavaScript and AutoDesk. Registration deadline is August 4th and only 25 kids will be selected by August 7th.

When: August 19 to 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Ford Resource & Engagement Center


2826 Bagley Street

Detroit, MI 48216

Contact: Go to tinyurl.com/a4kidsfrec2017 to register. For more information email thanh@accelerate4kids.org.

MiBYTES Computer Science Summer Camps

Brought to you by University of Michigan Computer Science & Engineering

Description: The five-day commuter program is ideal for students who are curious about exploring the basics of computer science. Through engaging lectures and hands-on activities, students will be introduced to fundamental principals of computer science. They will be able to build their own working mobile app with MITApp Inventor. The program is for 9th to 12th graders and costs $25 to attend both camps.

When: Tinkering with Mobile Apps I on July 10-14, 2017.

Tinkering with Mobile Apps II on July 17-21, 2017.

Location: Michigan Engineering Zone (The MEZ)

663 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: For more information or to register go to mibytes-mez.umich.edu.

MiBYTES Computer Science Summer Camps Flyer

Summer Programs at Lincoln Street Art Park

Brought to you by Green Living Science

Description: Green Living Science is offering free summer programs for Detroit residents, high schoolers and families.

When: Friday Family Fundays

July 21st  and August 11th 

10:30 a.m. -2:30 .p.m.

Join us for a day of environmental science activities for the whole family! Detroit residents can sign up to receive a FREE recycling cart for their home.

All ages welcome.

Stencil Program 

July 25th, 26th and 27th

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to create your own hand cut, multi-colored stencil. Your spray paint art will be displayed around Detroit. 

High School participants only.

Enviro-Art Program

August 1st, 2nd and 3rd

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Discover the environment through art. Using different mediums participants will create temporary and permanent art pieces.

High School participants only.

Earth Camp

August 8th, 9th and 10th

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Discover how to take care of our planet through games, crafts and hands-on activities! 

Ages 8-13. 

Location: Lincoln Street Art Park

5926 Lincoln Street

Detroit, MI 48208

Contact: For more information email mary.claire@greenlivingscience.org.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light-Evangeline Program

Brought to you by The Salvation Army Harbor Light

Description: The Salvation Army Harbor Light-Evangeline Program has provided substance abuse treatment to women for over 20 years. The Evangeline Programs services pregnant women, women with children or women that have had a child within their lifetime that have a substance use disorder. We have recently partnered with an agency that provides a higher level of child care services for our participants.

Services offered include alcohol and drug treatment, community recreation and education programs, emergency shelter, worship services, day care and more.

Location: Harbor Light

3737 Lawton Street

Detroit, MI 48208

Contact: For more information call Kyra Fisher at 313-361-6136.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light-Evangeline Program Flyer



Metro Youth Day & Youth Day Scholarship

Brought to you by Northeast Guidance Center

Description: The annual Metro Detroit Youth Day will bring thousands participants to Belle Isle to lend a helping hand by supervising sports clinics, games, contests, luncheon and other additional activists during the event. Students can apply for the 2017 Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by May 19.

When: July 12, 2017.

Location: Belle Isle

Detroit, MI

Contact: For more information go to metrodetroityouthday.org.