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Merritt Street Clean-Up

31 Mar , 2016   Gallery

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On Saturday morning, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students, Ideal Group employees and the Southwest Detroit community came together for Merritt Street’s Annual Clean-Up. Donut Villa donated donuts and coffee for all the volunteers. Despite the chilly weather, volunteers continued on with their tasks. Volunteers at Scarcyny Park cleared out dead plants, pulled weeds, and picked up trash. Down the street at Cadillac Urban Gardens, helpers pulled weeds from the bins, turned beds, and organized the shed. More…

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COMMUNITY

26 Feb , 2016   Gallery

On February 23, 2016, The Robotics Engineering Center of Detroit (REC’D) located inside of Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC) in Detroit held its first Robotics Presentation and Sponsor Recognition. Youth teams from Cesar Chavez High School, Denby High School, Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Mercy Education Project, DHDC, and Consortium College Preparatory High School, built their robots at the REC’D Center.   More…

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DHDC Robotics

29 Jan , 2016   Gallery

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC) has been very busy in the month of January. Last year, DHDC opened their doors as a center for the Detroit youth to build their competition robots. More…

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OPERATION JOY 2015

30 Dec , 2015  

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Following Thanksgiving, Ideal has much to be thankful for – especially our supportive community. This Christmas, the gift of giving has been joyfully contagious here with Ideal Group. We adopted four families through LA SED as our own this year in an effort to spread Christmas cheer to those in need of a little help from Santa’s elves. Ideal Shield adopted the Rodriguez family and the Salazar family. More…

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Holy Redeemer First Lego League

30 Nov , 2015  

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The Holy Redeemer Grade School’s First Lego League (FLL), Redeemer Bots, competed at Allen Park Middle School on Saturday November 21st. This was Redeemer Bot’s first year competing. The First Lego League is part of Michigan’s FIRST family of programs positioned as an upper elementary program (Grade 4 through end of elementary school). It is a partnership between the LEGO Group and FIRST committed to creating robotic competition programs that will excite and inspire children to excel in math and science. The students and adult mentors worked very hard ranking 5th out of 30 FLL teams. Thank you Steve Wilson, Chief Mentoring Coach, assisted by DTE Energy mentors, staff and parents for their dedication and coaching. Steve closed his shop for two weeks during FLL time. We love team #15085, you’re OUR champions!

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2nd Annual Green Halloween

30 Oct , 2015  

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Scarcyny Park & Garden celebrated its 2nd Annual Green Halloween on Saturday, October 24. Linda Rhodes and Yesenia Ramos from Ideal Contracting arrived early in the morning along with volunteers to set up an exciting day for the neighborhood children. Stations were set up for kids to paint a pumpkin, make Halloween masks and paint Halloween trick-or-trick bags. More…

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Welcome Detroit Cristo Rey 2015-2016 Interns

30 Sep , 2015  

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A big welcome to our 2015-2016 Detroit Cristo Rey Intern team! This school year we welcome six interns, Christopher Lara, Jacqueline Perez, Richard Zarate, Enrique Cordero, Christian Perales, and Oscar Jimenez, to Ideal Group. More…

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Fifth Third Bank Volunteer Day

31 Aug , 2015   Gallery

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Sometimes opportunity knocks; other times, it rolls! Thank you to all of the Fifth Third Bank volunteers that came to Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt to help keep our gardens beautiful. During the Fifth Third volunteer day, our community youth were informed about a scholarship offered through the Michigan State Fair and The Fifth Third Bank. Three of Ideal’s summer interns applied for the scholarship and we are pleased to announce that all three received the Michigan State Fair Scholarship, Christopher Lara $2,000, Paulina Torres $1,500 and Diego Barajas $1,000. More…

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DIA Inside|Out

31 Jul , 2015  

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The Detroit Institute of Art has installed two replica paintings of the Fisherman’s Wedding by Thomas Moran and Noah’s Ark: Genesis by Charles McGee in Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt and Scarcyny Park & Garden. SDEV has brought the DIA Inside|Out Program to six Southwest Detroit Community Gardens! Special thanks to the DIA for implementing this program, the Kresge Foundation for funding it, and our community partners for creating and maintaining these beautiful gardens! More…

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Rain or Shine!

29 May , 2015   Gallery

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The rain did not stop 60+ volunteers from participating in Cadillac Urban Gardens and Scarcyny Park’s annual Motor City Makeover. Sarah Clark from SDEV organized tasks for teams to complete throughout the morning. Teams targeted different areas in the community. A team, led by Richard Zarate, targeted street clean-up from Junction to McKinstry, filling up dumpsters that were donated by Magna and Dinverno. More…