Are You Connected? Get Jobs and Food information by Text, Twit, or Email

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 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.




Download ParksideConnected! Enrollment Form

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Friends Of Parkside

Friends Of Parkside (FOP)             Detroit, Michigan

The Friends of Parkside (FOP) is a 501(c)(3),  not-for profit, community-based organization located on Detroit’s east side in the Villages at Parkside, formerly 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
-Parkside Connected!
-Monthly Food Distribution
-Annual Dear Santa/Gift Day Project

For more info, please call 313.822.0311 or

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If you are a Kroger shopper, please link your Kroger rewards card to Friends Of Parkside (LG006). We will receive a small donation from Kroger every time you use your Kroger reward card.

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program (link your card):

Simply visit

1. Log into your Kroger account (if you don’t have an account, just create an account – you will need an email address and a Kroger Rewards Card)

2. Search for Friends of Parkside or LG006

3. Then click Enroll

Please share and encourage your friends to link their Kroger rewards card to Friends Of Parkside too.

*Keep in the mind that the more you shop at Kroger, the more money Friends Of Parkside will earn!*

Thank you.


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FOP’S Launch Parkside Resource Pilot Project

Due to the problems caused by the Coronavirus disease, the Friends Of Parkside has received a grant from the United Way Community Services to work with individuals and organizations to provide support and resources to The Villages at Parkside (TVP) residents.

To complete an application, please go to Application for Resources

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Volunteers Needed

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.


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