For some, such a task sounds daunting, and for others, it might even seem as a dissolution. We (Larry and Marilyn) understand both! We’ve been there, ourselves, before taking a step of faith and allowing our affluence to have a positive impact on this community that we have come to love so dearly. You can follow our blog to hear more of our personal story of influence, but the strength of LifeBUILDERS is in the confluence of partners that come together (as Dr. Farmer expresses above) to make a difference.

Hear from some of our partners who made a commitment to #InfluenceDetroit:

  • When Larry and Marilyn Johnson first started LifeBUILDERS, their son, David, was not excited. He is now one of our biggest evangelists of the organization, bringing partners together from as far as California, to #InfluenceDetroit through revitalization in Regent Park. Hear his story HERE.

  • United Children and Family Head Start will #InfluenceDetroit by partnering with us to bring early childhood education to Regent Park. By reclaiming the once abandoned McGregor Elementary School, we have a brand new facility this fall! Hear the full STORY and see the PHOTOS.

  • Parkway Christian School and a ton of supporters at Maranatha Conference Center made a commitment to #InfluenceDetroit by providing college preparatory education opportunities for students in Regent Park. Eight students are fully sponsored in our new education initiative. HEAR MORE.

  • The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has partnered with LifeBUILDERS to #InfluenceDetroit through neighborhood enhancement, with a sizable grant to help us ‘Reclaim the Neighborhood!.’

  • The University of Michigan agrees that urban planning and revitalization will definitely #InfluenceDetroit! See one of the REPORTS that they put together!

  • First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Grosse Pointe partnered with us to #InfluenceDetroit through reclaiming the neighborhood! It was a multi-generational hands on experience as volunteers came out to help serve in the community. Read the ARTICLE in the Grosse Point News.