BLVD Harambee

BLVD Harambee is a non-profit organization helping foster life skills and resources for the holistic development of young people in the neighborhood. (B=Building, L=Leaders, for V=Village, D=Development. Harambee means “all pull together” in Swahili) BLVD Harambee was created by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah to promote Empowerment, Education, Employment, Enlightenment and Entertainment.

Programming, businesses, and/ or initiatives out of BLVD Harambee include:

The Demarrcus Washington Empowerment Center

Built By Young People For Young People.

FIRE Marching Band

F.I.R.E. Music Program is more than just a band.  Young people are mentored through the performing arts.  60 college-bound students received scholarships thanks to their involvement with F.I.R.E.  Group led by Joey Donaldson.
F.I.R.E. rehearses at the church on Fridays and Saturdays from 6-9pm.

New Work Leather-Leather Goods

NWL:313 is a team of Detroit crafters on an economic venture to build self-sustainability. We make customized leather goods for & with our local community, including:

  • Belts
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Credit Card Holders
  • Laptop Carriers
  • Book Covers
  • Briefcases
  • Bible Holders
  • Medicine Pouches
  • and more!

We take requests and make customized items as well. If an item is not listed, please, ask us if we can make it. Everything is done by hand, in house, so feel free to challenge us, we will not disappoint!

Kill the Hate Clothing Line

Garden of Eating-Community Garden

Come take a Digital walk through the Church of the Messiah’s Community Garden of Eating.

I AM Productions Media Production


Aim High Male Mentoring Program

Young men’s group focused on spirituality, education, and sportsmanship run by Coach Terry Holston.
Aim High meets at the church on Sundays from 2-5pm.