Urban PoetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Program (UPP) at St. MatthewÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and St. JosephÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Church, an outgrowth of our Spoken Word Cafe, received gift from the Skillman Foundation. SWC meets 3rd Sundays 5-7 pm for poetry, story telling, rap, and song.
Greater Woodward Community Development Corporation. non-profit, was founded just 3 years ago by St. MatthewÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and St. JosephÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Episcopal Church to establish an effective outreach and social service venue in the City.
It serves the underserved on DetroitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s North End and has been awarded a $10,000 Compassion Capital Initiative Grant by New Detroit. The grant is being used to: (1) implement the organizationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Strategic Plan, (2) Develop a Programming Model, (3) Establish a Fund Development Procedure.
GWCDC received an IRS 501 (c) 3 determination in August of 2009 and to date has received over $25,000 in grant awards. GWCDC has been the recipient of The Spirit of Detroit Award, and NSOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Inspired Service Award in 2009.