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Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Detroit Impact is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization operating as a part of a vision of community development, focusing on Detroit’s Westside neighborhoods. We incorporated in 1991 with the goals of bringing resources and creative empowerment to the residents of this community. Mission of BOP It is our mission to organize and train parents, volunteers, and community stakeholders to become the eyes and ears of their neighborhoods.

Results: Awards & Acknowledgements Some of the awards that Brothers On Patrol have received include: “Volunteers Restoring Unity in the Community” September, 2002 by Community Service Commission “Group Service Award” February, 2012 by Detroit 300 “Trailblazers for Transformation” January, 2012 by Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance “William J. Beckham, Jr. Community Service Legacy Award” for the Safe Streets Initiative 2000-01 by The National Conference for Communities and Justice “Second to None Award” 1997 by BOUY II/Second Precinct

Target demographics: youth in our community to teach, mentor, guide, motivate and encourage. Our programs and services engage our youth and help them prepare for their future.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, United Way ( Turn Around Schools), Brothers on Patrol Youthth

Geographic areas served: Detroit

Programs: Brothers on Patrol (B.O.P) safe routes for kids to school, Mentoring Programs, Creative Writing, Media Leaders, Graphic Design, Money Matters and More!

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

15 years ago i was looking for a good after school program for my daughters. I found Detroit Impact Inc.in our neighborhood. My daughter had a great tutor who help her with reading,math.Fun weekend programs, educational field trips for parents and children.They learn how to do resumes for employment.Now young ladies they will always remember Detroit Impact Inc. As a parent, Detroit Impact was always there to help out Thank You!Mr.Colbert,and all the wonder people who keep Detroit Impact going.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been apart of Detroit Impact for over 10+ years! My relationship with the youth center started at a young age. I was first apart of the program then when of age started working with the summer youth program. When in high school I would still come be apart of the many different programs the youth center had to offer. After high school this relationship with Detroit Impact continued as I stayed volunteering with the youth. The reason WHY you might ask...!??? Because this is a wonderful place to be! From the director to the volunteers everyone is there to help. They are here and have always been here to help and serve the community and the youth! With the new fun learning activities, programs, and trips Detroit Impact is assisting the community daily. They have made a difference in many children and families lives. Detroit Impact is just that a Positive Impact for Detroit! Every city needs a Great Nonprofit like Detroit Impact!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children and I have been involved with Detroit Impact sporadically over the last Decade. What I can definitely appreciate, is the consistency they've shown. I've never known the center to close its doors, or turn away a member of the community in need of assistance. I can personally vouch and say, anytime I needed them, they were there for me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Detroit Impact is an amazing and huge help to our community!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the amount of dedication that is put into bettering the surrounding community. You can tell that Calvin Colbert and his staff genuinely care about creating a better environment for our youth to grow in.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with Detroit Impact over 10 years ago as a student at Erma Henderson Middle (Formerly Brooks), and I have not looked back since. Calvin Colbert and Staff exhibit a passion for the community and work being done.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Detroit is a great example of a Community Center. They are always sponsoring different events in the Cody-Rouge area that greatly benefit its residents.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been apart of Detroit Impact since I can remember. I love working here after school and learning the administrative side to a Non-Profit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Detroit Impact is amazing place! The people are very friendly and knowledgeable, and they are always so open whenever I visit. My children especially enjoy their time at the Kids' Club Summer Day Camp.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the last twenty years, Detroit Impact has been a staple of the Cody-Rouge community, Helping everyone from Seniors to At-Risk Youth. I've been a proud volunteer for the majority of my adult life, as well as a participant in the Youth Programs as a child.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the chance to donate my time and skills with the center and the a team that has a hart for the kids.

Tammy4035

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Detroit Impact is a great organization having a tremendous impact on our youth in the community.

Keepitmovingredding R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer for Detroit Impact Community Center has been wonderful. Enjoying participation in walks. parades and safe school routes. We have become a close knit group that we can count on for many things. I call us a family. We do many things together we eat well and enjoy each others company. Mr. Colbert is a blessing to all who get involved with him, always giving and sharing whenever needed. He's always doing something for the children in and around the community. He's very involved in many things. We have enjoyed Steve Harvey's mentoring program, Stevie Wonder's music, and lots of baseball. When you're involved with a group like Detroit Impact it teaches you to be selfless. You begin to practice what you have learned from the center in your own neighborhoods. It's a continuation of growth and development personally as well as professionally for all person's involved. We passed out book bags for students, summer programs for children with lots of trips to museums and science centers and many more places. There is always something to do, First aid training just to name some of the things that goes on in this community center. You become a life long volunteer working in your own neighborhoods staying involved and connected. Making it a better place for children and adults. I give Detroit Impact a five star I have learned many things being involve with the center, and will continue to stay involve for years to come.

W. Redding

Anesha H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Detroit Impact is a phenomenal asset to the Cody Rouge Community! From their community blight programs and safe school route initiatives to their continued support in keeping our streets violent free- Detroit Impact is a wonderful community center for youth whom continue to be engaged in supporting our Detroit residents.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome development programs while I was growing up I was excited about being a part of such a great Impact Center it really had a huge impact on my life. Great Great Director as well as staff. Pleasant people they always ask would you like water while you are waiting or look for a book for your child.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been apart of the the Detroit Impact "Family" for the last twenty years. My origins are in the After-School and Saturday Kids' Club program(s) facilitated here. The time I spent being mentored, guided, and educated about the "right paths in life" have instilled the value of Community Service and "giving back" in my personality. Without an organization like this one, Many more of my peers, as well as myself, would have surely fell victim to the pitfalls and self-destruction associated with growing up below the poverty level. The relationships I've forged here have stood the test of time, distance, worth, etc. I've gained some really insightful mentors thru out the years, and am thankful for a pillar of the community to exist like this one.

1 Kenyetta M. C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of working with Detroit Impact and Mr Calvin Colbert for 10 years. Detroit Impact has served as a catalyst for youth development for over 20 years. Mr
Colbert definitely has made a difference in the city of Detroit. Detroit Impact is awesome!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

It's a place I go where there isn't any trouble. Mr. Colbert and the staff there seem to really care. I like when the programs are going on, a lot of people come to the center then. Mr Colbert lets me help out with tasks and I learn a lot.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I went to one of the audio visual programs at the center. It was cool and allowed me to use equipment I have never used before. I can't wait until they have that program again. We got to make videos and place them on youtube.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I see the Brothers on Patrol, which I'm told is a program at Detroit Impact, around my son's high school, Henry Ford. They make sure the kids are safe when they are coming and going to school. It's nice to know that there are extra eyes out there to help keep the kids safe.