MexicantownCDC My Story
Help Mexicantown Community Development Corporation (MexicantownCDC) complete its Galería and Café project by donating today. Our project is the compliment to making this Mexicantown Hubbard Richard Mainstreet area, at 21st Street and Bagley in Southwest Detroit, “the” Latino cultural destination.
The Galería and Café would complete a cultural and gathering space that the neighborhood needs to share and make connections with art, with ideas that can help families and businesses thrive, and the deep history and contributions made by Latinos in Detroit. The Mexicantown Hubbard Richard Designated Mainstreet in Southwest Detroit is the only culturally Latino Mainstreet in the nation and anchors a rich and engaged neighborhood unlike any other in Detroit.
Over the last four years, our galería and café site has organically developed as a community-centric location for over 80 art exhibits, community meetings, local government awareness gatherings and much, much, more. Informed by its guiding principle, “A strong ethnic identity equals a strong economy”, MexicantownCDC has worked with community residents and businesses in empowering the community. MexicantownCDC is proudly serving the multigenerational, pan-Latino, bilingual Southwest Detroit three zip codes comprising a population of over 70,000.
A generous grant from the Kresge Foundation helped us with necessary upgrades of our HVAC, electrical and plumbing and to install bathrooms. Additional grants from Culture Source, The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs have helped us reach our “White Box” stage with walls painted, ready for more.
By donating to this campaign you will help us to complete our galería
and café and its outdoor space, allowing us to purchase and install the following :
- our café equipment
- our counters, our tables and chairs
- a fenced-in outdoor seating area, so vital during these trying times.
Our Mexicantown Galería and Cafe' spaces will have regularly scheduled Latino and Southwest Detroit artist exhibitions. We’ll celebrate ethnic holiday events, have open mic poetry sessions, local music performances, art classes (after after school programs, workshops, movies and more).
IF we meet our goal the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will match that essentially DOUBLING YOUR DONATION!!!! A donation of any amount will go a long way to reaching our goal. Please donate whatever you can to help. If you are unable to donate please like us, tag us and share this information with your personal socials, this will also go a long way to helping meet our objective.
If you prefer to give offline by cash or check please make/drop/mail donations to: MexicantownCDC 2835 Bagley, Suite 895 Detroit, Michigan 48216.