Each year we ask ourselves the question, "How can we more effectively achieve our mission?" Coming out of our 2013 Project, we learned two things:
- We need to focus exclusively on the City of Detroit, one neighborhood at a time
- We need to stop building new houses
Although the six families who have already received beautiful brand new homes are doing exceedingly well, we realized that we needed to shift gears. While the construction of a new home served as the heart of our previous projects, we needed to do something the whole community could rally behind. Our new model became clear, and we decided that each summer we will remodel a school in Detroit and beautify the surrounding neighborhoods in order to create safe and inspirational pathways for kids traveling to and from school.
We are often asked, “Why Cody?” The answer is simple: Need + Hope. Our criteria for choosing Detroit neighborhoods is summed up in those two words. Every neighborhood we invest in must have the combination of both.
Need + Hope + Life Remodeled = Radical Transformation with Enduring Sustainability!