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July 9th, 2020|

Around New Year’s 2017, a community organizer named Chris Lambert leased a soon-to-be-empty school building for $1 in one of Detroit’s poorer African-American neighborhoods. The plan […]

July 4th, 2020|

Detroit is at least two cities. But where the dichotomy holds is in the area of race: White lenses still wield disproportionate influence on seeing and […]

June 19th, 2020|

With three new tenants set to move in this fall, center is up to 27 organizations.

Read the full article on Crain’s Detroit Business here. […]

June 9th, 2020|

Life Remodeled CEO and Founder Chris Lambert was featured in the Building Design + Construction publication’s 40 Under 40.

Read the full feature here. […]


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Life Remodeled, the Detroit-based nonprofit organization focused on repurposing vacant school buildings into one-stop hubs of opportunity for entire families to thrive, plans the return of Prom Remodeled, a one-of-a-kind fundraiser designed to provide generous Detroiters with a chance to remodel one of the rites of youth – the high school prom – while supporting the organization’s newest initiative.

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In this episode, host Tobi is joined by special guest Dr. Chris Lambert, CEO of Life Remodeled. Together, they dive into the transformative power of volunteerism, by working with communities, not for communities. They explore the grassroots to grass tops approach, sharing power, and educating volunteers about systemic root causes of community challenges.

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It’s been nearly a quarter-century since the sociologist Robert Putnam published Bowling Alone, a book that documented the falling enrollment of American “chapter” organizations that had long bonded people together, such as the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts, and the decline of civic engagement in general.

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Looking to take your nonprofit to the next level? 🚀 In our latest episode on The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, we delve into the revolutionary “Next Level Nonprofit Operating System” with expert insights from Chris Lambert and yours truly.

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For Clinton Township-based Team Rehabilitation, success begins by making patients and staff top priorities. 

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Nonprofit Life Remodeled is asking the public to vote for the name of its next neighborhood hub project.

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Our communities have ties that can bring us together, rather than divide us, even those that remind us of the worst of human history. Imagine the brighter future we can build together.

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After putting forth three years of concentrated effort in the community, the Detroit-based nonprofit Life Remodeled received some ‘sad’ news that their two final offers to transform the Cooley High School into an ‘Opportunity Hub’ were rejected. HOWEVER, their ‘SADNESS’ was turned into ‘JOY’ when they were contacted by an organization that actually ‘WANTED’ them to repurpose their school building into something like what they just did in the Central High School neighborhood with the Durfee Innovation Society.

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Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert™), a leading supplier of highly engineered components for top original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the recreation and transportation product markets and their related aftermarkets, is excited to announce a new way for team members to serve their communities. In collaboration with the Detroit-based nonprofit Life Remodeled, this experience provided Lippert with an opportunity to extend their community outreach efforts beyond Elkhart County, leaving a lasting legacy of positive change.

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Seven years ago, volunteers from DTE Energy’s Lynch Road Service Center began volunteering with Life Remodeled, a non-profit organization in Detroit that works to rebuild local communities.  

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When nonprofits–or any organization for that matter–are poorly run, it inhibits their ability to deliver value for their customers and communities. Because nonprofits often deliver vital services to our most vulnerable citizens, we need systems in place that make them more efficient, more focused, and more productive. On today’s episode, we talk with the leader of Life Remodeled, a community-based organization in Detroit, MI that is transforming communities and providing opportunities for many people experiencing life-controlling challenges. 

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