Who is TPA?
The Peoples Action” is a Detroit based grassroots resident driven organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor Detroiters, through advocacy and direct programming efforts in five key areas: Community Development, Direct Resources, Basic Needs, Community Advocacy and Safety. Our five focuses fall under our program called Adopt The Block.
Adopt The Block’s mission is to build a safe thriving community by partnering with residents through participatory practices which will increase their level of engagement in their own neighborhoods, while becoming active in solving community problems.
"Our mission is to vastly improve the socioeconomic condition of African-Americans and other historically oppressed people. We take action and fight for the human rights and dignity of all human beings facing exploitation and injustice.”
Join us in our endeavor to make history in Detroit and across the nation, making it a brighter future for everyday people.
Negus Vu Founder and president of Detroit Peoples Community once a high-school dropout, in his early twenties suffered from the lack of job opportunities and exposure that led him down a narrow path. He now combats against the same cultural deviance that has plagued his development for years through community organizing that’s centered around direct services and personal transformational leadership. Vu has a background in Biology from Wayne State University and currently owns and operates several small businesses.
Chief Operation Officer
Jacqueline Robinson is the vice president of the Detroit People’s Community and holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work. She was previously employed with the State of Michigan and has a background in case management, specifically with children and families. She also owns a home health agency and has utilized her experiences to help fellow entrepreneurs develop their own business plans. Jackie passion is helping underserved Detroters by directing them to resources that can resolve their problems.
Sam Miller activist and rap artist in the city of Detroit, grew up on the eastside of Detroit in what is known as the "Redzone."
At an early age, Sam experience the hardship of growing up around gang culture and violence. Sam works to enthuse directly impacted to be self-determined and positive.
He now has a Associates degree in General Studies and Bachelors in Aviation Management Technology from Eastern Michigan University. Became a pilot while attending Davis Aerospace Technical High School. Sam once a member of New Era Detroit in 2015 now serves as a galvanizer for The Peoples Action.
LaShawn Reece is a Case Management Supervisor and 340B Liaison with Community Health Awareness Group, the largest minority ran HIV Community Based Organization in Michigan. LaShawn has over 20 years of experience working with the most underserved communities within the Metro Detroit area. She is a lover of Green attending both Michigan State and Wayne State University. When she is not training on the best ways to meet clients where they are to receive optimum results, she is often in the streets encouraging and educating the community on the importance of both local and national politics.
Zoriana was given all the tools to be a successful singer. Thriving in musical theater at an early age, when Zori made the switch to traditional operatic pedagogy at 14, she was on the trajectory to go to a top tier school on scholarship. Zori ceased perusing her lifelong dream of classical music, returned home and applied to Wayne State University where she is currently studying in the Irvine D. Reid Honors College double majoring in African American Studies and Criminal Justice.
Enjoy the social experience of a Black and Brown network of 1,000+ established and aspiring business owners. Get all the tools you’ll need to start and operate a business at Detroit’s first large-scale entrepreneur workshop. Gain valuable insight from experienced guest speakers.
TPA's community meeting is a way to interact and engaged the community about our programs along with creating practical solutions from having a open dialogue with Michiganders. At our meetings we have resources available along with updates of new programs and activities that we have for the calendar year.
ADOPT THE BLOCK
Adopt The Block mission is to engage residents of the community to participate in revitalizing the neighborhood through landscaping, providing tangible resources & recreational activities. A proactive program geared to show value in the community. We welcome you to join us in changing the narrative of Detroit for the betterment of our neighborhoods.
Foreclosed Tax Prevention
The Peoples Action Provides a workshop to help save homeowners from loosing their home to Tax Foreclosure. We host workshops for the Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program Application. If you are a homeowner and have a low annual income, you may qualify to have your property taxes exempt or reduce for that calendar year. Our Action Members are dedicated in assisting Detroit homeowners with the application process by providing knowledge of what to have along with provisions to get necessary documents copied and printed. Please register online at our website and take our pre-screen to see if you qualify.