Social Work Interns Empower Youth
Pictured to the right, mural artist Dennis Orlowski orientates the social work interns at People's Community Services to the mural project at the Delray Neighborhood House. The two interns, Christina Castillo and Spencer Harbo, currently attend the University of Michigan and are completing their Master of Social Work degrees. Through this program, they chose People’s Community Services as their internship site.
Christina is specifically working on developing opportunities for University of Michigan athletes to mentor and visit youth at People’s Community Services. Through this partnership, Christina anticipates the athletes will visit the Delray Neighborhood House during the summer months at People’s Community Services when youth attendance is exceptionally high. She is also planning a trip for youth to visit the University of Michigan for a campus tour.
who is dually enrolled in the School of Natural Resources and
Environment and School of Social Work, is utilizing his expertise to develop
an environmental component for the afterschool and summer programming at People’s
With an anticipated funding award, the summer environmental program would involve teaching youth about healthy soil, water, and air. Youth would also learn about recycling and composting and would be involved in a youth-led community garden at the Delray Neighborhood House. This garden would be used to educate students about the health benefits of locally grown produce.
If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact the Delray Neighborhood House at 313-554-3111.
People's Community Services is proud to say that we have developed a new brand, not only for the youth program, but for the entire agency itself.
People's Community Services is Empowering People In Communities (EPIC) by providing strength based, person centered and positive youth led programming throughout Metropolitan Detroit.
People's Community Services programs include:
- EPIC Senior programs
- EPIC Basic Needs Programs
An organization established 60 years ago, People's Community Services continues a historical interest of people in providing social services to the especially needy neighborhoods of the Metropolitan Detroit area, so as to meet the needs of the individuals & families of the community without regard to race, sex, age, or religion.
Celebrating free transportation for Highland Park!
As Greg Everett, executive director of People’s Community Services explained, “There was a need in the community that was not being met and because of this, community partners came together to address the need. We are so fortunate to have that support and alliance within Highland Park and with SMART.” Although People’s Community Services had an existing bus, the new one offers a state of the art wheelchair lift to service even more residents, prioritizing those who have a disability. To learn more about our free transportation services and to see if you are in the designated service area, please visit our transportation page.