How to engage with Cody Rouge this summer

We have reached the midpoint of our neighborhood series, Voices of Cody Rouge. With so much to learn and discover about this close-knit community, we thought we'd share ways to get to know Cody Rouge in person. 

Grow Cody Rouge Week 
July 30 through August 3rd from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm.
Join General Motors, Oak Pointe Church, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, and partners for the Annual Grow Cody Rouge Week. Activities during the week-long event will include renovations to the following schools: Cody High School, Henderson, Dixon, Carver STEM Academy. 

Pop-Up and Play
Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Greenview/Wadsworth Park
Join the Southfield Plymouth Community Alliance, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, Detroit Impact, and Motor City Grounds Crew for a Pop-Up and Play event at the site of the former Marsh Elementary School.

Weaver Arts Academy Public Art Presentation
Saturday, July 28, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Witness the life-size cutout art figures of significant Cody Rouge residents throughout history as well as mural art by students. The show will highlight the emerging art of the youth of the community. 

Peace and Safety Walk
Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
Warren Avenue and Southfield Freeway
Warren Avenue Community Organization, Warrendale Community Organization, and Black Family Development will be walking the intersection of Warren Ave and Southfield Freeway to encourage businesses to sign up for the Detroit Police Department Green Light Program. 

Warrendale Community Organization Meeting
Monday, August 6, 7 to 8 p.m.
St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
The Goodfellows will join the Warrendale community to discuss Christmas activities for kids. Detroit Police officers will also stop by and share updates on public safety in the community. 

Kaboom Play Matters Park Meeting
Wednesday, August 8, 2 to 5 p.m.
Join the Kaboom! National non-profit organization in planning to design and build a beautiful park for the kids of Cody Rouge. This initial kickoff meeting will share designs from neighborhood kids about what they want in a park.

Rouge Park Open Streets
Saturday, August 11
Rouge Park
Open Streets is venturing out into the neighborhoods. This free, fun, and inclusive event will celebrate fitness and recreation in the park. 

Family Fun Day and Back to School Rally
Saturday, August 18 from noon to 4 p.m.
St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center, 19321 W. Chicago St.

Join CRCAA and Molina Healthcare for the 11th annual  edition of this event. Sponsored by General Motors, Molina Healthcare, United Way, Skillman Foundation, and St. Suzanne Cody Rouge CRC. For vendor information contact (313) 397-9280. 

Neighbor to Neighbor Workshop 
August 21 from 2 to 6 p.m.
St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center, 19321 W. Chicago St.

Join CRCAA and Quicken Loans for a Property Tax Exemption Workshop. Struggling to pay your property taxes? Attend a workshop and receive help filling out a property tax exemption application.

This article is part of "Voices of Cody Rouge," a series that showcases the authentic stories of residents, community stakeholders, and local organizations helping to create and shape positive transformation in the Cody Rouge neighborhood of Detroit. This series is made possible with support from Quicken LoansIFF, and the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance

Read more articles by Biba Adams.

Biba Adams is a Detroit-based writer whose work has been published in Ebony Magazine, Revolt, AllHipHop.com and more. Find her on all social channels @BibatheDiva.
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