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.
Friends of Grandmont, please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Josh Engle, recently elected Grandmont board member and secretary of the radio patrol.
Despite owning my home in Grandmont for about 3 years I’ve lived in it for only the last 8 months. My house is a work in progress and as many of you know the work never seems to stop on these beautiful old homes.
I own a commercial construction and electrical company, but most of my career I’ve worked primarily on old homes similar to the ones of our fine neighborhood. Residential construction is what I became an expert in and what I’m mostly known for because of my roles as a general contractor on TV shows Rehab Addict and This Old House.
I’d like to take my experience in construction and do what I can to help our community by setting up a loose association of neighbors helping other neighbors with small handyman type tasks for people that either don’t have the skills or ability to do that task themselves
We are already in the second quarter of 2019. can you believe it? Times is moving quickly and so is GCA. Over the last year I've had the pleasure of serving as president of GCA and it's only made me appreciate our community that much more. There is so much love and commitment for Grandmont internally. I see this in the tireless work of our board and volunteers. From the block captains to the reinvigorated garden club, people are stepping up however they can to continue the decades long work of keeping Grandmont healthy and stable. We can only continue this work with your help. If you haven't identified a way to be active in Grandmont please talk to someone on the board. Each of our committees neods additional volunteers and many need leadership. I know many of you are committed in many other ways, but even a couple of hours a month could make a big difference in this place you call home.
Wow! We did it! We did it! You missed it! The Grandmont Community Association Youth Expo was an overwhelming success! This free, fun-filled, exciting event was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Christ the King Church. We, the youth expo committee, demonstrated an ability to transfer our mission into reality by presenting community based programs, local organizations, and businesses that provide resources for family growth and development. In attendance, was a host of vendors, families, and friends. Thirty-five vendors offered quality helpful information such as ...
Grandmont Patrol #4 is one of the most active and respected patrols in the city of Detroit. This is in large part due to the dedicated leadership of Mr. Muhsin Muhammad I, lovingly known as COACH MUHAMMAD. Thanks to Coach, Grandmont is recognized as one of the safest communities in Detroit.
Our patrol was organized over fifty years ago after the 1967 uprising. We were the 4" patrol to become active in Detroit, hence GRANDMONT PATROL #4. Originally, the patrol used CB radios to communicate, but we currently use official police radios supplied by the Detroit Police Department.
2018 was another successful year for our patrol. We patrolled our 42 blocks for 1,650 hours and drove for 2,735 miles in service to the Grandmont community.
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.
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. We need this scholarship in order to ensure that the brightest minds get the most education they can regardless of their circumstances. 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.
I submitted 24 completed Grandmont Community Association Rippling Hope Applications for the free home repair.
All residents receiving free home repair must do sweat equity. This means volunteering to assist the Rippling Hope Staff. Some sweat equity opportunities are: help with dinner, bring in a dinner for a volunteer group one night during summer, setup / cleanup for Rippling Hope Special Event, assist with the year-end financial campaign mailing, or give a donation.
Free paint is available every 2nd Wednesday, 3-5pm & 2nd Saturday 10am-noon at the Rippling Hope Center for Mission and Service, 12801 Joy Road (corner of Joy & Appoline). The paint is free to all residents not only Rippling Hope recipients.
Click here to view Rippling Hope Newsletter 1st Quarter 2019.
REPORT SUBMITTED BY:
Cora A. Duncan-Foster, Scholarship & Rippling Hope Chair