BLVD Harambee

BLVD Harambee is the umbrella in which all of Church of the Messiahs community programs fall under.  BLVD Harambee is a non-profit organization helping foster life skills and resources for the holistic development of young people in the neighborhood.  This grass roots initiative was created by the Episcopal Church of the Messiah to promote Empowerment, Education, Employment, Enlightenment and Entertainment.

What does BLVD Harambee mean?  Well that’s easy!  BLVD is an acronym for…B = Building  L = Leaders. V = Village  D = Development.  And “Harambee” means “all pull together” in Swahili. 

Our Community Programs Include

Community Housing

Providing 213 Units of Housing for Islandview Residents

Five Alive

Community Leaders Organizing to Help Solve Societal Concerns


Our Community’s Youth Mentored Through the Performing Arts. 

Project I AM

S.E. Michigan Churches Sharing Resources to Build Community.

Garden of Eating

Community Urban Farming

BLVD Harambee

Bridging the Technical & Digital Divide for Local Residents

Aim High Mentoring

Young Men’s Group Focused on Spirituality, Education, & Sportsmanship

Peace and Prosperity

Village Clinic

Messiah’s Health Clinic, Open to The Community.

Share Network

Messiah’s Employment Office, in Conjunction With Michigan Works

Silence The Violence

The Largest Grass Roots Anti-Violence March in the Country

I Am Detroit Christian Radio

Good News Radio Channel, WMKM 1440 AM

Theatre With a Puropse

A Faith Bass Theater Program