When it comes to matters of neighborhood revitalization, we’ve found that if you invite two people who are polar opposites on issues of race, religion, or politics to sit down at a table, look each other in the eye, and work it out, nine times out of 10 it isn’t a productive conversation. However, if you invite those same two people to work shoulder-to-shoulder on a project they both agree on, something magical happens. They begin to respect and value one another, which is one of the main reasons why we mobilize 10,000 volunteers every year to beautify 4-square-miles of Detroit in only six days.
Because of our revitalization work that brings together BIPOC and white volunteers, we have a unique population of individuals who are eager to go deeper. Life Remodeled is uniquely qualified to facilitate these conversations because we: