February 9, 2024

What's Happening at NSO?

Northville HS Athletics Brings

"Hoodies for the Homeless" Initiative to NSO

Northville High School's Athletics Department made a significant contribution to NSO clients with their "Hoodies for the Homeless" initiative. Spearheaded by students Thomas and Austin, the project garnered overwhelming support from students and families at Northville High.

The initiative which collects gently used or new hoodies, saw an impressive turnout, resulting in the student-athletes collecting nearly 300 hoodies. This generous donation will provide warmth and comfort to NSO clients at the NSO Bell Building and Detroit Healthy Housing Center.

Thomas and Austin's leadership and dedication were instrumental in rallying the Northville High School community behind this donation. Their initiative not only showcases the compassion and generosity within the student body but also shows the importance of using your platform to make a positive impact on our community.

The success of "Hoodies for the Homeless" shows the power of collective action and highlights the vital role that educational institutions like Northville High School play in creating empathy and social responsibility among students. By coming together to support those less fortunate, the Northville community has demonstrated its commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you again to Northville Athelics and we hope that others are inspired to continue supporting initiatives that aim to uplift and empower those in need within our communities.

Happy Heart Health Month From NSO

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart health. Recognizing the signs of a heart attack is crucial; acting fast can save lives. Remember: Call 911 immediately if you suspect a heart attack—it could save your life or the life of a loved one. Stay informed and take care of your heart this month and beyond.

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Kelvin Lundy, an NSO client and the president of Bell's housing council, has significantly impacted the HOPE Village Revitalization American Heart Association National Hypertension Control Initiative program. His success story is a testament to his dedication to the community's well-being and his own health. Let's continue to support him in his wonderful work for the community. Read the full story.

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Celebration Black History Month Around Detroit

Happy Black History Month from NSO! This month celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of the Black community. Black history month honors African American people’s struggles, experiences, and triumphs. Celebrating this month reminds us of the contributions and sacrifices made by the Black community. 

Black History Month Observance: Black Bottom & Paradise Valley

DABO and Ken Coleman bring to you Black History Month Observance: Black Bottom & Paradise Valley on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 12 pm.


Located at 9928 Grand River Ave., Admission is free! For More info, call 313-491-0003

Where to celebrate Black History Month in Detroit

The city of Detroit supports Black artists, entrepreneurs, and culture year-round, but February is especially time for events that center heavily on Black history. In honor of Black History Month, we’ve got special art exhibits, talks, performances, and more, happening all over the city. The Detroit Public Library alone has over 30 Black History Month activities happening at its various branches, many for youth. In one of the largest majority-Black cities in the U.S., Black history is prevalent, and supporting it is always important. Here are some ways that you can celebrate 2024’s Black History Month in Detroit.

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Jefferson East Inc.'s Homeownership Workshop

Are you dreaming of owning your home but not sure where to start? Let us help you take the first step toward making your homeownership dreams a reality! Join JeffersonEast Inc. on Wednesday, February 14th, for our next homeownership workshop - 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm to learn everything you need to know from A to Close and funding options.

Complete this workshop and earn a Certificate of Completion which qualifies you for many downpayment assistance programs.

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The Detroit Land Bank Authority Planning Survey

Detroit’s vacant property inventory is changing, and the Detroit Land Bank Authority is changing with it! Don't miss out on taking this important survey to let us know what to prioritize for the next five years. The survey will close on February 1st.

Find more information on the Next Five by going to www.buildingdetroit.org/nextfive

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Warming Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan Scholarship Opportunity

Check out scholarship opportunities from the Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan. The Community Foundation's Scholarship Portal is officially open, providing a streamlined approach for students to apply for a myriad of scholarship opportunities. With just one application, students can unlock access to a world of potential financial support. For those embarking on their first application to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan's scholarship program, the process kicks off with a quick account registration due by 5:00 p.m. on February 15.

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Grandmont Community Association Scholarship Opportunity

Grow Detroit's Youth Talent Applications Are Open

The Grow Detroit's Young Talent application portal is now open until May 31st! This is a great opportunity for Detroit youth ages 14-24 to receive meaningful summer employment that will pave the way for a successful future. Detroit youth can apply now.

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Need Help?

Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S., and it can be prevented. If you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide,

please call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting MHA to 741741.

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