Also known as “DP Day“, this event brought over 1200 volunteers to spend a day bettering the city of Detroit. Volunteers participated in a variety of projects such as: helping to erase blight by demolishing abandoned homes, beautifying neighborhoods with urban gardens, creating friendlier spaces for children by cleaning up parks and schools, and changing the landscape of neighborhoods by painting murals.
Below is a picture of a volunteer working with Public Art Workz. The major focus of their work is the “Papillion Effect“. Volunteers painted butterflies to be placed around the city. The butterflies are symbolic that Detroit is on it way to reemerging into a more beautiful and lively city.
In addition, volunteers were able to see Public Art Workz hang a beautiful mural of Barack and Michelle Obama dancing above a local building to be appreciated by all members of the community. (Picture below, but unfortunately mural is small).
D-SIP alumni, Joseph Sutkowi and Amanda Olson were instrumental in the success of the day.