BLVD Harambee Empowerment Center is a ministry of the Church of the Messiah. (B=Building, L=Leaders, for V=Village, D=Development. Harambee means “all pull together” in Swahili).
BLVD Harambee is a non-profit organization helping foster life skills and connect resources for the holistic development of young people in the neighborhood. BLVD Harambee was created by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah to promote Empowerment, Education, Employment, Enlightenment and Entertainment.
The BLVD Harambee Empowerment Center was created to empower young people by equipping them with skills that inspire the entrepreneurial spirit/mindset. The center currently provides the following:
Bicycle repair training / BH – Bike shop
Computer repair and user training
Music / FIRE Marching band
Leather crafting / New work leather
Silk Screen Printing / Kill The Hate
Agricultural / Garden of Eating
Employment and job readiness training / Michigan Share Network
Audio-Video production / I AM Productions
Male mentoring program / Aim High