DPS, Detroit Fire Department continue partnership to board abandoned homes, eliminate blight near Osborn

“The Effect of Deplorable Conditions on Student Achievement,” a youth-led rally and march will conclude with the Detroit Fire Department and community volunteers boarding and cleaning blighted properties in the half-mile radius of the Osborn High School campus.

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As a continuation of an effort to clean blighted properties near school buildings, the Detroit Fire Department is partnering with the Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology Youth Violence Prevention Team to board more than 20 abandoned homes and fire-damaged structures on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

To kick-off the blight elimination effort, more than 300 students and concerned citizens will gather Saturday for a town hall meeting and rally including breakfast, youth workshops on the dangers of fire-damaged properties, a presentation from Barbara L. Jones, Community Dispute Resolution Specialist with Wayne State University, on “The Effect of Deplorable Conditions on Student Achievement,” a youth-led rally and march, and will conclude with the Detroit Fire Department and community volunteers boarding and cleaning blighted properties in the half-mile radius of the Osborn High School campus.

Event Details:
Time/Date/Location: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Osborn…

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