Heroes of the Neighborhood

Over 200 members of our community gathered together to celebrate volunteers at Heroes of the Neighborhood on Friday, May 20 at UNI’s Springdale Green. It was a wonderful opportunity for fellowship in our neighborhood, and a chance to celebrate those who work to make a difference in our neighborhood throughout the year.

Fourteen individuals and two groups were named Heroes at the celebration. They received special recognition on stage from City of Detroit Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López, and all honorees were given a “Spirit of Detroit” pin for their commitment to the community. Dennis Nordmoe, founding Executive Director of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, was given a special award for his work in our neighborhood throughout the past eighteen years. He was honored with a Resolution from the City of Detroit, also presented by Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López.

We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who supported or attended Heroes of the Neighborhood

2016 Heroes of the Neighborhood Awardees

Individual Awardees
Sarah Clark
Mike Clement
Linda Cortez
Margo Dalal
Nichole Fisher
Naomi Flores
Raymond Hinojosa
Olivia Jimenez
Jonatan Martinez
Sylvia Molina
Jessica Miller Ramirez
Terry Whitfield
Donald Wortham
Luther Wortham

Youth Advisory Board
Valeria Arredondo
Lizeth Campos
Alejandro Hinojosa
Stacey Johnson
Luis Lopez
Naja Nile
Fernando Ruiz
Enrique Tapia
Esmeralda Varela
Oyuki Yudho

Land Stewards
Annie Byrne
Linuel Atkins
Jose Badajoz -—  Tacos El Caballo
Detroit Fire Dept. Eng .33
Dave Gartha
Gary Gibson
Francisco Gonzales
Jesse Gonzales
Sandra Guadiana
Andy Jarbo — Bee Bees Party Store
Korina Kespereck —  DTE
Hugo Lozano
Angela Maurscio
Meghan McCarthy —  MGM Grand Detroit Casino
Cassandra Myers
Rocio Ocampo
Kerry O'Connor
Mini Ramirez
Tonya Phillips— SW Detroit Community Justice Center
Martin Valdivia
Maria Vargas
James Ward
Tera Ward
Betty Yeary