Denby High School students and recent graduate, Hakeem Weatherspoon, lead the way in Life Remodeled taking a deeper dive into community relations. The students designed a “safe place to hang out” and that place – Skinner Park in the Denby neighborhood on Detroit’s northeast side – was the focus project instead of the high school itself. A performance pavilion, new basketball courts, volleyball court, putting green and other amenities are now in place of the former under-equipped and underused Skinner Playfield.  Seven suburban Detroit communities created official partnerships with Life Remodeled and sent hundreds of volunteers to Denby, serving among the more than 10,000 volunteers that remove blight on 303 blocks, board up 362 vacant houses and help repair 80 homes of Denby residents.