Life Remodeled

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chris Lambert
Main Address:
2470 Collingwood St.
Detroit, MI 48206
Durfee Innovation Society

What We Do

We exist to bridge people across divides to help transform each other’s lives.

With substantial investments of cash, labor and materials, Life Remodeled focuses on the intentional and equitable revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods distinguished by their significant need and radical hope.

Throughout the process of unifying for a common mission, participants begin to realize how much they respect and need each other, which is a catalyst for long-term relationships and partnerships.

Projects are determined by the community’s needs and visions and we assist in three areas: renovating and repurposing former community assets into opportunity hubs, repairing owner-occupied homes, and annually mobilizing 10,000 volunteers in six days to beautify the four square miles surrounding our current opportunity hub.

Interesting Info

Since 2014, Life Remodeled has beautified 1,660 city blocks, boarded up 2,062 houses and mobilized 68,454 volunteers!
We've invested more than $35 million into four Detroit neighborhoods characterized by significant need and radical hope.
We renovated and repurposed Detroit's former Durfee Elementary-Middle School into a hub of opportunity home to 37 different organizations.

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