Neinas Principal – Fundraising for Neighborhood Improvements

Neinas Dual language Academy Principal, Natalia Russell was a guest on News Radio WJR- 760 AM.

Listen here: Ms. Russell’s Podcast from WJR

Her ultimate goal =  To Help “Build a Brighter Neinas”

In order to do this, raising funds to help transform the abandoned lots across from the school into a space that can be utilized by both students and the community is necessary. After years of working to rid the neighborhood of the partially burned, abandoned building across the street from the school- last November, we were happy to see the City of Detroit demolish the crumbling structure. After celebrating, students shared their vision for the space during the 2015/2016 school year.

Their vision includes having a soccer field and community space. This would likely include an edible garden as well as other plants native to Michigan. The lot would become an outdoor extension of the school’s learning space. We also hope to increase awareness of our need to care for the land and in essence, our planet.

You can view how our fundraising efforts are progressing here.


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