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.
Grandmont Community Association Youth Expo 2019
PO Box 27790
Detroit, MI 48227
The Grandmont Community Association cordially invites you, your family, and neighbors to attend our Youth Expo 2019. This free, fun-filled, informative event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, 11am-3pm at Christ the King Church, 20800 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48219.
Grandmont Youth and Education Mission: To provide leadership, education, and community based programs that will help youth develop into responsible, self-directed productive members of the global society.
Families with children primary to college age will have the opportunity to connect with local organizations and businesses that offer free and low-cost year around activities. This free, fun, exciting event will provide food, music, games, clown, and face painting.
This is an excellent opportunity for vendors to provide resources to benefit the youth in our Detroit Community.
We request your active participation in our GCA Youth Expo 2019. You can support us in one of the following ways:
- Become a vendor and donate your company advertised items or service to our youth. (Ex. wrist bands, pens);
- Post our advertisement in your place of business, school, or community center;
- Donate to our Youth Expo 2019.
Carla White-Smith, Youth & Education Chairperson
Candice Fortman, Grandmont Community Association President
All of us, as well as the general public, greatly admire the accomplishments of our 2018 Honorees, Rebekah Long and Ria Reno. On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19800 Grand River Avenue, a reception was celebrated in their honor with family, friends, and community members.
As I get older, I begin to understand the relevance, significance, and importance that revolves around obtaining an education. Education provides knowledge about the world, which paves the way to a better understanding of different walks of life. It gives me a perspective of looking at situations other than how I would initially like to see them. I have come to the realization that education is taught by life itself, but with this in mind, it is all about how I efficiently utilize what it is given to me to ensure my success.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” – Eric Thomas. A family saying in my household, encouraging my sister and me into becoming great students in all forms of schooling. Back in 2012, my mom first told me about this when I was going through a rough time completing a school year. Since then, this quote is the reason I finished senior year, and continue to push harder.
The Edison Coat Drive was a success! Grandmont Community Youth and Education Chairperson Carla White-Smith partnered with Detroit Edison School, Ms. Sims and Kimberly Byers from Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services to purchase coats, uniform pants, gloves, and hats. The faculty, staff, and students were very grateful for the donations. Grandmont Youth and Education is looking forward to continued partnership with Detroit Edison School for other community projects. "Happiness...consists in giving, and in serving others" Henry Drummond
Did you know that Grandmont Community Association (GCA) has been awarding scholarships to our high school graduates since 1997? Powerhouse Grandmont Community has given 41 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.
I currently serve as the Marketing & Engagement Manager for WDET 101.9 where I spend most of my days thinking of how we can engage in more meaningful and powerful dialogue and community building. I will bring that same instinct to my term as president.
For the fourth year in a row the Grandmont Community Association has sponsored a community Halloween and Harvest Party. As Detroit's Home of Good Neighbors, it's important to have events that bring the community together to fellowship. Since the beginning the event has been held at Bushnell Congregational Church. In the last two years GCA and Bushnell Church have co-sponsored the event, working together to provide food, fun and games for all ages.
Happy Holidays from your friends and neighbors in the Grandmont Community. Best Wishes for a safe and Happy New Year.
One of the benefits of living in Grandmont is our Street Snow Service. Plus, many family-friendly activities are provided from our dues collection. As a recent example, if you and your children didn’t participate in the GCA-Bushnell Harvest Fest - Halloween Party at Bushnell Church in October you missed a wonderful event. So please pay your GCA dues of only $25.00 to help support activities right in your neighborhood. Donations are also gladly accepted to help defray costs and continue our community activities.
This is the time for a Friendly Reminder:
MOVE CARS, GARBAGE, AND RECYCLING CONTAINERS OFF THE STREETS! Please be a considerate neighbor. Whether or not there is snow predicted, it’s a good safety & security habit to keep your cars parked off the street.