Posts Tagged ‘Detroit’

You Are the Village

Mama Shu, Highland Park Mayor Yopp, and community youth cut the ribbon on Avalon Village’s Homework House –September 23rd, 2016 September 23, 2016 was a big day for us. An emotional day. It was Jakobi RA’s ancestor date – the anniversary of the death of Mama Shu’s 2 year old son – who was killed […]

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Ellen DeGeneres Gifts Mama Shu a New House!

We are a bit overwhelmed after a whirlwind start to the week that included an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show! The show, which airs on NBC stations nationwide, is watched by close to 4 million people per episode! 4 million people! What an incredible opportunity! To top it off, Ellen has tens of millions […]

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Mama Shu on The Ellen Show 9/14!

Dear Villagers, Can you believe how far we’ve come? From an abandoned block littered with mattresses and one woman’s determination to make a difference… to captivating the hearts and minds of thousands across the country with a simple message: Let’s Transform Blight to Beauty! Next Wednesday, September 14, at 3pm EST (check your local listings), Mama […]

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You’re Invited to our Grand Opening!

Dear Villagers, You are cordially invited to a weekend of celebration and community-building as we officially open the Homework House at the Avalon Village to the world with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, concert, community events and more! Each day will feature different events celebrating the newly renovated Jakobi RA Park, the Homework House, and more: Friday […]

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My, How We Danced

We are all dancing through life; some of us gracefully, some struggling to find our rhythm. But with each step and twist and turn and toss of our hands, we are making our way. On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, hundreds of us gathered in the village to dance together and celebrate the life of Mama Shu’s […]

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A gift for you.

This blog was originally posted on our Kickstarter campaign. Dear Villagers, When we started this campaign to transform blight into beauty, we thought long and hard about how to share the excitement of Avalon Village with you, our backers. Words sometimes don’t do justice to that deep feeling of empowerment that so many people experience […]

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Tonight on CBS Evening News

This blog was originally posted on our Kickstarter campaign. Dear Villagers, We’ve got some exciting news… Mama Shu is scheduled to appear on CBS Evening News tonight at 6:30pm EST! She was interviewed by Steve Hartman, who visited the village this week and met the village crew. We had a blast! The Avalon Village team is […]

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We did it!

Dear Villagers, We just crossed the goal line, and our project will be funded! We’re excited beyond words right now here at the village, but we just wanted to let you know we made it together. There’s still a few hours left in the campaign, so if you know anyone who wants to join the village […]

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It All Comes Down to This.

Today is the final day of our campaign. Think of it as a football game. Our team is just inside the 20-yard line with one down to go. There’s no field goals, just epic final second touchdowns. You’ve carried us across the field the last 29 days, generously throwing down because you believe – as we do […]

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LIVE from the Village

Dear Villagers, You are cordially invited to take a tour of Avalon Village with Mama Shu on FBLive, the free video streaming app on Facebook! Get an inside look at the story behind the village, view the construction site, and ask questions in the comments to be answered in real-time! All happening Tuesday at 2:30pm EST […]

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