We thank everyone who helped made our Global Youth Service Day project a success!!! Thank you Detroit Police Department as well as the students & staff of Neinas Elementary School for helping secure safety within the neighborhoods and also working to clean & beautify the surrounding area along with AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project (AmUS) […]
The Kresge Foundation has recognized our efforts as part of a series of articles showcasing their alignment with the Detroit Future City framework. We are excited to be apart of this greater effort and are hard at work building community in the neighborhoods we work in. ________________________________________________________ Making the city safer, one neighborhood at a […]
The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project is hiring energetic organizers for a year commitment to serve our city. For more information visit: http://www.amusdetroit.org/employment
The team at the AmeriCorps Urban Safety project would like to cordially say THANK YOU for all those that volunteered for Detroit’s MLK Day 2014 Service Series. All three days of the events were a huge success. This success is because of the volunteers that showed up ready to work! Without the contributions of time […]
Mode Shift posted a great article about our Bike Watch program in the Midtown area. Bike Watch is a great way to get connected to your neighborhood while making your community safer. Mode Shift is a living, breathing online hub that both captures and accelerates quality of place choices that foster community connectedness in Southeast Michigan. […]
AMUS members and Governor Snyder volunteer with Focus: Hope to package food for seniors in southeast Michigan
AmeriCorps volunteers serving with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project volunteered with Governor Snyder at Focus: Hope packaging over 45,000 meals for seniors in southeast Michigan. Snyder, 100 volunteers package food for seniors in southeast Michigan NOVEMBER 23, 2013 AT […]
AMUS follows up with largest DPD raid in years, pushes community organizing efforts to improve safety
After the largest Detroit Police Department raid in years, the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project followed up with the needs of residents of the Colony Arms apartments. The building is located in Detroit’s near east side. The intervention includes entering the building and pushing community organizing efforts to improve safety.
We are working in the building with residents setting up tenant meetings, sharing resources, moving forward crime prevention initiatives and putting pressure on building management to make the building a safe and livable environment for families. The building was described by Detroit Police as “the most problematic” in the city. During the raid over three dozen offenders were arrested.
Watch and read more below.
Detroit Police’s Crime Sweep on City’s East Side.
Dozens of absconders arrested in single area
Published On: Nov 15 2013 10:56:30 AM EST Updated On: Nov 16 2013 12:14:31 AM EST
Detroit Police make crime sweep on city’s east side
DETROIT- Dozens of Detroit Police cars could be seen lining the streets of Cadillac and Jefferson on the city’s east side Friday morning as investigators performed a major crime sweep. Local 4 has learned several people were arrested during the sweep – all of them absconders.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said there have been more than 600 police calls to the area in 2013 alone.
The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project awarded AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Grant: Expanding to 5 more neighborhoods
Governor Snyder, Mayor Bing launch expansion of AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Urban Safety Corps Program will work to reduce crime in five new areas of need in Detroit DETROIT, MICH. –Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Dave Bing today announced the launch and expansion of an innovative crime reduction model in the city of Detroit: […]