Our social entrepreneurs form a collective family committed to dismantling the urban disparities facing our Detroit neighborhoods and residents. Healthy, nutritious food and cooking experiences, creating trauma-informed spaces and places of respite for youth and families, financial and academic literacy and community building is the essence of Central Woodward Community Partnership. We build communities for generations to thrive.
Izzie, LLC is under the leadership of Audra Carson, Chief Beautification and Strategist
Strategic beautification is a comprehensive consulting, design and implementation service that begins with the basics-litter/debris removal along commercial corridors. Services are then customized to accommodate the needs of the client. Some examples of customization include, but are not limited to,
- Scheduled litter/debris cleanup and maintenance
- Co-Development of Continuity, Resiliency and Sustainability plans
- Guidance in Organic Placemaking
- Civic engagement and physical investment opportunities for area youth
Victory Village Center of Literacy & Learning is a CWCP future initiative. The program is developed by Education Directors Ms. Angelika Jones, Curriculum, and Ms. Lacetia Walker, Literacy to meet the learning needs and literacy deficiencies of our intergenerational community.
Just Speak Inc. offers trauma-informed programming and movement for youth 3-18 years. It is a curriculum researched and designed by Executive Director and Founder, Brittni Kellom, a certified trauma practitioner. The MOVE program is designed to develop a habit of mindfulness in youth. Sessions are anchored around movement therapy theory, meditation, yoga, and trauma informed practices. Young people need not come with any experience as time is meant to introduce, reinforce, and expand existing strengths in self-regulation.
Reel Roots Multimedia Initiative is a youth led initiative under the guidance of Executive Director, Barbara Kellom. Young producers, editors, staff writers, and reporters create content, produce digital media and documentaries and podcasts that represent Detroit from their perspective.
CWCP Café and Marketplace is a future cooperative initiative. Lead organizers are Kevin Vaughn, Restauranteur, Chef, Social Entrepreneur, and Mentor; and Tracy Marzett, Sous Chef and Hospitality Director.
Other Work Laura Walker is an architect and artist. Michael Styczynski is an architectural designer and city maker practicing in Detroit, Michigan. They are committed to meaningful design that prioritizes the social and economic exchanges of the communities we serve.