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.
This is the time of the year for charitable giving! Grandmont Community Youth and Education partnered with Edison Elementary School to donate coats and school uniforms for K-5 students. Special thanks to Principal, Mrs. Akeya Murphy and teacher, Mrs. Natelege Sims for allowing Grandmont Community to be a part of their village. We look forward to future partnerships such as: Tutoring services and 2020 Youth Expo. Happy Holidays!
Pictured are GCA Youth & Education Chair Mrs. Carla White-Smith with Mrs. Sims, and with Edison Elementary student.
“I just think that giving a child a chance and sharing what you have with a child is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, as well as a child.” Hillary Clinton
Grandmont Youth and Education Committee
Chaney Branch Library
16101 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48219
November 2 & 16
December 7 & 21, 2019
11:00AM - 1:00PM
"Coach" Muhsin Muhammad is pictured at the Grandmont Patrol #4 Appreciation Dinner held at Christ the King Church on October 12, 2019. Coach Muhammad received a special plaque at the dinner commemorating his outstanding leadership of the Radio Patrol and years of service to the Grandmont community. Detroit Police Department Deputy Chief Todd Bettison spoke, and received an award in recognition of his management of radio patrols citywide. Also at the dinner, each Radio Patrol member received an embroidered polo shirt.
GCA's General Membership Meeting, held at Bushnell Church on September 17, 2019, was well attended. Of course, neighbors got to greet each other and meet new neighbors, but the meeting also featured guest speakers fielding questions from the floor on a variety of topics that are important to Grandmont. Hot topics included: speed bumps, the ImproveDetroit app, and Advanced Disposal.
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
2018 was another successful year for our patrol. We patrolled our 42 blocks for 1,650 man-hours and drove for 2,735 miles in service to the Grandmont community.
All Patrol members received new cold weather jackets with our logo embroidered on them so the lettering won't wash or wear off. Also, Patrol members were rewarded last June with a chauffeured trip to the fireworks where we had a great dinner and entertainment aboard the Princess boat at the foot of Hart Plaza. We had the best view possible without the hassle of driving, parking, walking and dealing with the large crowd. It was a very memorable experience that was enjoyed by all!
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 ...
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.
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.
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.