Welcome to Grandmont, one of “Detroit’s Premier, Diverse Communities." Grandmont is a close-knit community of 800 homes, we pride ourselves as being “Detroit’s Home of Good Neighbors." The tranquil atmosphere of our family oriented community is deeply rooted in our serene, tree lined streets and the classic architecture of our houses. The neighborhood is home to Edison Elementary School and Ramsay Park.
This lovely community is served by the Grandmont Community Association (GCA). GCA publishes a monthly newsletter known as The Grandmonitor.
Grandmont’s annual events include a neighborhood-wide banquet, a home and garden tour, and the Grandmont Arts & Crafts Fair.
Keep the Ramsay Park Spring Cleaning in mind. We will meet with University of Michigan students as part of Detroit Partnership Day on April 7, 2018 at 10 AM. Help us by helping out with an hour or two of your time. Meet at Longacre and Tournier and let’s make a difference together. Mark your calendars and come out to support your community!
Contact Us: Edward Smith, (313) 273-7885
Rippling Hope is a non-profit ministry that depends on volunteers, community leaders, partners, and donations. We serve neighbors in need through your support. Through that support and your prayers, communities are being connected…hope is being channeled and lives are being changed. The ministry of Rippling Hope is supported and grows through the generous donations of individuals, churches and corporate partners. To make a donation through PayPal please visit our website: www.ripplinghope.org
Download our 2018 1st Quarter newsletter.
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997? Powerhouse Grandmont Community has given 39 graduates a scholarship. The scholarship started with the proceeds from the Grandmont Community Association Art and Crafts Fair. Part of our vision is the enhancement of the life of our community. So, the best way to start is to enhance the education of our youth by awarding scholarships. The GCA Scholarship encourages education and higher learning. It rewards the high school graduates for their achievement and positive effort as to bring about positive change. We need this scholarship in order to ensure that the brightest minds get the most education they can regardless of their circumstances. In the past, some of our honorees came from humble upbringings and needed the scholarship for college tuition or technical training costs. This scholarship has helped level the playing field of education and made our honoree’s dream a possibility.
The Grandmont Community Association is a community with a mission to provide scholarships to our graduates as they embark upon a future filled with complexities and uncertainties. At this time, we have a small amount of money to award scholarships to students who have worked tirelessly to graduate this year.
As the Scholarship Committee Chair and on behalf of the entire scholarship committee, we need your support to continue this effort. I request that the residents of this community continue to participate in our many fund raising efforts which include the flower sale and art fair. These activities support the scholarship fund.
Donations are always accepted. Please mail to Grandmont Community Association, Attention: Scholarship, P.O. Box 27790, Detroit, MI 48227.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact, Cora A. Duncan-Foster, Scholarship Chair, at (313) 273-7914.
Importance of reporting all crimes
We want to remind area residents that it is imperative that they report all crimes, even after they occur and even if they are not emergency situations. Documenting crime is a crucial part of combating it. If we do not provide the police with an accurate record of crime in our neighborhoods (the frequency and locations of crimes), then the police are less able to map hot-spots or take strategic action against criminals.
The Environmental Committee seeks to protect and ensure the investment and resale value of residents' property by encouraging homeowners to maintain, upgrade and beautify their property. The committee informs residents of zoning ordinances and city code regulations and also monitors the ownership and status of vacant homes and properties in Grandmont. The Committee along with the GCA Board represents residents at Board of Zoning appeals hearings, when particular zoning enforcement and variances are of an issue to Grandmont. Grandmont is zoned R1, Single Family Residential. They also act as a liaison for the community for city and public services such as lighting, tree trimming, garbage and bulk pick-up, street maintenance, and housing compliance.
Contact Us: Harrison Duke III (313) 837-4913
The Youth & Education Committee serves to promote dialogue and positive reinforcement within our local schools, particularly Edison Elementary School. This liaison fosters a positive link between school and community, They also plan activities for youth in the community and promote social responsibility.
Contact Us: Carla White-Smith, (313) 220-8530
The Social Planning Committee assists in planning the official meetings of the GCA, which include the Annual Business and Dinner meeting in April each year. The committee also helps plan and organize other social events with the other committees of our community. They send cards on behalf of the Association for significant events of our residents and their families.
Contact Us: Krystal Thurmond (313) 837-6262