Garden Party Foundation Raises $1M for Trade Schools


Published:

Oakland Community College’s Culinary Studies Institute and Macomb Community College Applied Technologies Programs were awarded $70,000 each as part of the Garden Party Foundation's mission to support students attending local trade schools through scholarships. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than  $1 million for local charities and trade schools.

“The Garden Party is a terrific opportunity to help underprivileged young adults take advantage of opportunities within trade schools," says Sydney L. Ross, founder of The Garden Party Foundation and owner of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, based in Highland Park.

OCC’s Culinary Studies Institute provides students with hands-on experiences in among the largest facilities of its type, with quality instruction by award-winning faculty.

The Applied Technology area at Macomb Community College provides in-depth and in-demand educational programs for putting skilled graduates to work in careers that power manufacturing, automotive, and construction industries.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Detroit Tigers Announce Partnership With Uber

With only two days until Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers today announced a partnership with mobile ridesharing company Uber, naming them the team’s official ride-sharing company. This season, there will be a dedicated pick-up and drop-off zone for fans choosing to Uber to and from Comerica Park, located on the northbound side of the I-75 service drive, between John R and Brush Street.

Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System Partner on Training, Rehab, and Sports Medicine Complex  

The Detroit Pistons and Henry Ford Health System today announced plans to build a new 100,000-square-foot training, rehabilitation, and sports medicine complex in Detroit’s New Center area. The site is bordered by Amsterdam Street, Second and Third Avenues, and a set of railroad tracks to the north. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

Ford Invests $1B in Argo AI, Works Towards Leading Autonomous Vehicle Market

Dearborn-based automaker Ford Motor Co. today announced a $1 billion investment in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI over the next five years, to develop a virtual driver system for the autonomous vehicle Ford has planned for 2021, and for potential licensing opportunities.

Meridian Winter Blast Set to Coincide With North American International Auto Show

The thirteenth annual Meridian Winter Blast, presented by Quicken Loans, has been moved up several weeks and is now scheduled to coincide with the final weekend of the North American International Auto Show — January 20-22.

Detroit Pistons to Move to Downtown in 2017, will Generate Additional $596.2M in Economic Impact

Agreements under which the Pistons will move to downtown Detroit and begin playing next season at the new Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit, a $1.2 billion sports and entertainment development, have been announced today.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Nino Salvaggio to Open Bloomfield Township Location on Dec. 28
    Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace is opening a new location on Friday, Dec. 28 in...
  2. Detroit Neighborhoods Receive $35M in Commitments for Improvements
    Detroit neighborhoods will get $35 million in commitments from seven companies, Mayor Mike Duggan...
  3. Dearborn’s Ford Motor Co. Begins First Phase of Construction at Michigan Central Station
    Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn Tuesday announced it began renovation of Michigan Central Station, the...
  4. Bedrock Breaks Ground on Detroit’s Monroe Blocks Mixed-use Project
    Detroit’s Bedrock today broke ground on its 1.4-million-square-foot Monroe Blocks project,...
  5. Denso in Southfield Invests Nearly $100 Million in Startups to Advance Mobility
    Denso, which operates its North American headquarters in Southfield, says it has invested nearly...
  6. German Developer Acquires Detroit’s Historic Seward Plaza Apartments
    Optima Aegidius Group, a German-based investor and developer, has purchased the historic Seward...