Friends of Parkside

Zachary Rowe, Executive Director

The Friends of Parkside (FOP) is a not-for profit, community-based organization located on Detroit’s east side in Parkside Homes, a public housing complex. FOP was incorporated in March of 1991.

FOP is dedicated to the overall betterment of the “Parkside Community”, with special emphasizes within and immediate surrounding the Villages at Parkside (Villages), a public housing complex. FOP believes that whatever happens in or around the “Villages” affects each of us, and that residents working together with other community stakeholders (residents, businesses, agencies, and institutions) can and will change things for the better. FOP aims to promote and support:

  • A healthy, drug-free, and safe Parkside Community, especially for pregnant women, infants, and youth.
  • An informed and knowledgeable community willing to work together to address issues that threatens the quality of life in the Parkside Community.
  • Gainful employment, businesses, and personal growth opportunities in the Parkside Community.
  • Families and individuals committed to improving the community.

Website | Email | Phone: (313) 822-0311

Research Areas: Adolescent & Child Development, Youth Development & Engagement, Women's Health, Maternal/Child Health, Family Health, Social Determinants of Health,

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