Over 2,500 General Motors team members have stepped up for a week-long volunteer event to help revitalize the Cody Rouge community in Michigan. Not only will revitalization projects be undertaken, but a new STEM camp will educate kids and help spark curiosity it tomorrow’s job fields.
GM has partnered with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) and Michigan Science Center to make the camp happen alongside neighborhood projects.
“Strong schools and neighborhoods are crucial to Detroit’s continued turnaround and the Cody Rouge community is a model to emulate,” says Heidi Magyar, director of GM Community Outreach. “Our employees are passionate and committed to working with residents to create a safer, sustainable neighborhood where families and businesses can thrive.”
Additionally, Aerotek will hold a job fair for Cody residents on July 27 to provide mock interviews, resumé assistance, advice and coaching.
Last year, GM’s entire efforts helped see four schools revitalized, three athletic fields, including an all-new soccer field, a 10-piece fitness circuit at Stein Park and landscape make-overs at 60 homes occur. This year, four additional schools will be revitalized, two murals will be repainted and a bike path will be created along with other improvements.