Grantees North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC)

NEWCC is a community based coalition composed of faith-based organizations, businesses and residents who deserve to be heard and included in the decisions that impact the transportation needs of thousands of low income and people of color riders who reside in the North End of Detroit.  In the past year NEWCC convened members of the community to create a vision for transportation in the North End in addition to hosting 27 planning and educational community meetings with faith, business and residents.  Assisted by a team of community residents NEWCC has conducted outreach to more than 2000 North End homes advising about transit related issues and concerns; produced a quarterly newsletter for distribution, and submitted a response to the Federal Transit Administration’s Environmental Impact Study (EIS) in relationship to the impact of the proposed Light Rail.