Welcome to Grandmont, one of “Detroit’s Premier, Diverse Communities." Grandmont is a close-knit community of 1100 residences, 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.
- Category: Scholarship
All of us as well as the general public greatly admire the accomplishments of Isis King, our 2020 Scholarship Honoree. Her volunteerism for Grandmont Community Association is tremendous!
The GCA Scholarship Committee consists of Ethel Smith, Harrison Duke, Julie Janusch, Samantha Bonaparte, Mark Janusch and myself. We have excelled in developing team momentum, enthusiasm and pride! Thank you! We express sincere appreciation to Stephanie A. Young for Mayor Mike Duggan’s Achievement Award and to Council Member James Tate, for the Detroit City Council Certificate. Furthermore, Isis received the Grandmont Community Association Excellence Certificate. Now, her portfolio shows the highest standard of certificate excellence.
Education gives us an awareness of the world around us, and turns it into something greater. It provides a viewpoint of looking at life inside us. It allows us to shape opinions and to have views on issues in life. College is important to me for a number of reasons, including lifelong relationships with others, long-term financial benefit, job stability, and overall success. I believe education is a necessity to be successful.
I want to go to college to get the experience. Attending college is going to challenge me academically and intellectually. I want to be surrounded by people who are as ambitious and want to learn as much as they can like me. The experience would introduce me to real-life situations and make me learn from them. When I go to college I want to pledge to a sorority. Being a part of many clubs and teams will make me become more social and active within the university. Mainly, the experience will help me figure out how to go about my future. After school I will not be depending on my family to support me, I want them to encourage me to start my life off right.
Congratulations to our elected candidates who will serve until 2022:
- Category: Youth and Education
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 and 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
- Category: Radio Patrol
"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 humps, the ImproveDetroit app, and Advanced Disposal.
Friends of Grandmont, please allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Josh Engle, 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.
- Category: Membership
Dear Grandmont Residents,
We know that this year has been tough for our community and our families. Through this unprecedented time, we’ve managed to continue to show up for each other and help our community when needed. Grandmont Community Association and our amazing core of community volunteers has continued its mission to be “The Home of Good Neighbors”. During these challenging times, we’ve come together to celebrate Neighborhoods Day through a community Walk, Bike and Stroll which reminded us the importance of community. We selected a young Grandmont resident to be the beneficiary of another scholarship award from the community to help with college expenses. We worked to keep our community beautiful through new floral installations in our street planters and alongside some of our community streets and so much more.
Ever since 2015, the GCA scholarship has been funded through the Art Fair and donations.
Since the first Scholarship was awarded in 1997 we have had forty one Grandmont Scholars that have received this award. Last year we did not have an Art Fair so that source of funding was not available.
The message below is from the desk of Reverend Carl Zerweck, Executive Director of Rippling Hope:
Rippling Hope exists because wonderful caring and loving people like you contribute the majority of the funding that enables us to live out our ministry and mission. Donations make up 70% of our annual revenue.
That’s why we’re asking you to make a special gift to Rippling Hope in response to COVID-19. Every dollar you give will be matched up to $8,000. Consider tithing a portion of your stimulus check. You can send us a check, or donate directly from our Ioby project page: Rippling Hope Community Garden or Facebook page.