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Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project A plan to renovate one high school transforms into an effort to revamp an entire community. This movement for a progressive Detroit continues, as the documentary Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project airs on WTVS Detroit Public Television- Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11 p.m. Highlighting contributions of community volunteers from the 2014 project, this viewing is sure to inspire others to join in future undertakings, while showcasing a powerful and promising Detroit. Volunteers united for several weeks to revamp and revitalize the Cody Rouge community. With vacant buildings and blight plaguing the area, Life Remodeled CEO Chris Lambert stepped in. Framed by Grace Films took the production lead, with Walter V. Marshall as
Mayor Duggan announces new program to prepare up to 900 DPS students for employment opportunities after graduation
$1.25M grant helps to fulfill Mayor’s commitment to President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” goals Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday, January 15 that USA Funds has made a $1.25 million commitment to improving graduation and employment opportunities for Detroit Public Schools students through the “Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates” program. With this investment, up to 900 DPS students will receive instruction in job attainment and retention, leadership, and self-development paired with mentoring, academic support, and exposure to employers. The funding was awarded to the Detroit Employment Solutions, Corp. (DESC) – the city’s workforce development office – which applied for the grant. “As Detroit’s turnaround continues to gain momentum, opportunities for employment and career paths are going to increase,” said Mayor Duggan. “We
Life Remodeled kicks off major fund-raising campaign for radical make-over of Cody High School grounds, field and classrooms
Nonprofit commits to remodeling one DPS school per summer moving forward Detroit Public Schools’ Emergency Manager Jack Martin joined with nonprofit organization Life Remodeled, as well as dozens of partners, volunteers, donors and students, to kick off an unprecedented fund-raising initiative to radically transform the Cody High School campus by fall. “Someone recently said to me, ‘Partnership is the new leadership.’ I believe that Life Remodeled and all if its supporters embody this philosophy and are true community leaders,” Martin said. “Given our current financial challenges, this extensive remodeling work could not be undertaken. We can’t thank Life Remodeled enough for their commitment and generosity, and urge anyone interested in helping Detroit Public Schools to join with us in this
Henry Ford Health System and Children’s Health Fund announce new Mobile Medical Clinic to service Cody & Dixon students
A brand new shiny blue Mobile Medical Clinic opened on the grounds of Dixon Educational Learning Academy on Monday, October 28, 2013 as part of the Children’s Health Project of Detroit. The new Mobile Medical Clinic, affectionately named “Clara,” is the second clinic of its kind to open in the Cody/Rouge area through Henry Ford Health System and the Children’s Health Fund. The first Mobile Medical Clinic brought to the Cody/Rouge community is named “Hank.” Students from Dixon and the Cody High School campus will benefit from the pediatric clinic on wheels that will visit schools and youth centers in the area on a weekly basis. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening with attendees including: Sen.
DPS partners with Detroit Fire Department to board abandoned homes, eliminate blight near school buildings
More than 20 abandoned homes, fire-damaged structures and blighted properties near Dixon Educational Learning Academy and the Cody High School campus were the target of a massive blight elimination effort on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. – Noon. The effort corresponds with enhanced safety measures across Detroit Public Schools, including a program to add hundreds of Citizens Patrol teams to the district’s Safe Routes Program. A new target of 14 key school zones—including the Cody/Rouge area— was announced in early August as part of the district’s five-year Strategic Plan. Saturday’s event was held on the nationally recognized Make a Difference Day. The Detroit Fire Department, Detroit Fireman’s Fund, Skillman Foundation, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance and a host
Medicine and Community Health Academy (MCH) at Cody student residents and students enrolled in the Wayne State University C2 Pipeline after-school program at MCA participated in the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 18th. While walking through Midtown with thousands of people to support the cause, MCH students were able to reflect on their knowledge from enrichment activities offered in both school programs, which promotes volunteer and service learning projects. The students’ most exciting moments of the event included being interviewed by a local radio station, meeting Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh and getting signatures of support for Carol Goss, President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation and a four-year-survivor.
As Principal Michelle Parker likes to refer to it, the students at the Medicine and Community Health Academy within the Cody Complex began this school year not only in a significantly renovated building with carpeted floors, bright newly painted walls and proud welcoming signs out front, these students also entered a “remodeled village.” “We have remodeled our culture and attitude. Our high expectations for looking and acting professionally resound in the halls and we have embarked on a new era of education,” Parker says. Medicine and Community Health (MCH) is the kind of school that officials wish everyone could take the time to see, because what’s happening here defies expectations and debunks long-held views about DPS’ former large regional high
DPS held a poetry contest that was sponsored by the Detroit Native Sun Newspaper Group LLC, DPS Interim Superintendent Dr. John Telford, and Team for Justice. The first place winner received $100, runner-up $50 and third place $20. Along with their awards, the winners were invited to read their poems on The John Telford Show on WCHB NewsTalk1200, along with two honorable mention poets. The winners were announced January 30 and went as followed: First place: Rachel Banks, Detroit School of Arts, for her poem “In the Dark” Runner-Up: LeQuin Robinson, Cody Academy of Public Leadership, for his poem “So-Called Miranda Rights” Third place: Cassandra Coleman, Finney High School, for her poem “The Girl from Your Dream” Third place: Keith Cole-Wofford, Martin Luther
Written by: Teacher Jennifer Weaver The students in Medicine and Community Health (MCH) at Cody High School have been very busy giving back to their community! Between December 3rd and December 14, students banded together and collected cans for Gleaner’s Food Bank. The students really got involved in bringing canned goods for those who need them. Gleaner’s Food Bank is an organization that provides millions of pounds of food to soup kitchens, shelters, and pantries all across Southeastern Michigan. According to the Gleaner’s website, their goal is to collect and distribute over 46 million pounds of food to hungry neighbors each year. The goal for MCH students was to bring in at least 300 cans to contribute to Gleaner’s Food
Cody Medicine and Community Health will be honored in Creative Communication Anthology of Michigan Youth Poets. The winners of the Spring 2011 contest competed against their peers from the entire state of Michigan at the high school level. Because of the amount of winners, the school will receive a free anthology. According to Creative Communication Publication, “Creative Communication is selective and considers it an honor if we accept your work.” Congratulations to students India Cross, Tiffany Adkins, Diamond Anderson-Stokes, Linda Charleston, Valeria Ledbetter, Markia King and Kendra Steed, as well as Principal Michelle Parker and English teacher Ms.Careathers. Cody MCH has “poetic power.”