FOP, in partnership with Gleaner’s Food Bank, is pleased to offer the Cooking Matters’ Cooking Class to Parkside residents and the larger community. Class starts Wednesday, April 10 – May 15th, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. @ FOP Offices, 5000 Conner, Detroit, MI 48213. Space is limited to 15 students. TO RSVP or for more information, please call 313-822-0311.
Friends Of Parkside will host its 11th Annual Parkside Health Fair, Wednesday, July 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TVP II Community Center, located at 5000 Conner at Warren, on Detroit’s eastside. This year’s sponsor is the Detroit Health Department.
The following vendors have been confirmed for the 11th Annual Parkside Health and Safety Fair Partial list):
Ascension|St. John Providence Mammography & Heart Units
Secretary of State Mobile Unit
Henry Ford Health System, and the list is growing.
Last year, more than 28 vendors and over 200 adults and children attend the health fair.
For more information about the health fair or to be a vendor, please email email@example.com. (Please note: This is a $50 vendor fee to cover the cost of table and chair rental, breakfast and lunch)
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Friends Of Parkside (FOP) Detroit, Michigan
The Friends of Parkside (FOP) is a not-for profit, community-based organization located on Detroit’s east side in Parkside Homes, a public housing complex. FOP was incorporated in March of 1991. FOP has up to a 15-member board of Directors consisting of Parkside residents, and representatives from community-based organizations, agencies, and institutions.
Friends Of Parkside Mission/Approach/Philosophy
FOP is dedicated to the betterment of the Parkside Community. It is committed to working with all residents, organizations, institutions, and businesses on Detroit’s east side. FOP approach is to provide information and action forums for residents of Parkside Homes and their surrounding neighbors so that together they can begin to address those issues that adversely affect their lives. FOP believes that whatever happens in or around Parkside Homes affects each of us, and that by working together residents can change things for the better.
Friends Of Parkside Goals
- A healthy, drug-free, and safe Parkside Community, especially for pregnant women, infants, and youth.
- An informed and knowledgeable community willing to work together to address issues that threatens the quality of life in the Parkside Community.
- Gainful employment, businesses, and personal growth opportunities in the Parkside Community.
- Families and individuals committed to improving the community.
The Community Friends Of Parkside Serves
Friends of Parkside is willing to work with all residents, organizations, institutions, and businesses on Detroit’s east side to achieve its mission and goals. FOP primary focus area is the Parkside Community, which is bounded by Ford Freeway (I-94) on the north, East Forest on the south St. Jean on the west, and Alter Road on the east.
FOP Programs & Projects (Partial list)
-Bright Futures Youth Program (BFYP)
-Parkside Academic Sports Teams project (PAST)
-Parkside Computer Learning Center
-Monthly Food Distribution
-Annual Dear Santa/Gift Day Project
For more info, please call 313.822.0311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers Needed @ Friends of Parkside
Friends Of Parkside is looking for volunteers to assist with its various programs and projects. If you are interested or have questions, please call 313.822.0311.
FOP monthly food program is canceled until next year. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To keep Parkside residents informed about jobs, food give-a-way, volunteer opportunities and more, Friends Of Parkside has developed the ParksideConnected! Project. The Parkside Connected allows FOP to send TVP residents text and email messages about things going on in the community. To sign up for the ParksideConnected! Project, send a text message or email to email@example.com with your name, phone number, and carrier or call FOP at 313.822.0311, or stop by the FOP office and fill out the ParksideConnected! sign up form. You can now follow us on Twitter@friendsParkside.
FOP would like to thank Detroit Horsepower, Detroit Housing Commission, Fourmidable/TVP Management Office, R. Bayer, an anonymous donor, our staff and summer interns (Latesa, Sierra & Destini) for making it possible for Parkside children to have a great Horseback summer camp experience.