BENEFITING: WRITE A HOUSE
EVENT DATE: May 31, 2016
Write A House is a twist on the traditional writer's residency. We award permanent homes to emerging writers in the city of Detroit to create long term residents in vibrant communities recovering from the foreclosure crisis. We renovate vacant, dilapidated houses while providing job training on our construction sites for Detroiters. We've awarded three homes and are fundraising for our fourth, which we aim to complete in September 2016. A donation of any size helps us turn a blighted house into a home for a talented, creative individual committed to living in Detroit. These homes provide a space for writers to focus on their craft, explore a city emerging from a financial crisis, and participate in a lively, diverse Detroit community. Our apprenticeship program with DWEJ bridges the gap between job training and full time employment so that we can ensure that there is a place for everyone in Detroit's revitalization, particularly for people who may have struggled to find employment opportunities in the past. Your donation will have a direct impact on: community stabilization literary arts AND job training.