Who is TPA?

 
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Officially created in March 23rd of 2018 as a nonprofit  organization, The People’s Action (TPA) is a 501c(3) non-profit dedicated in ensuring the integrity and future of the undeserved people is not exploited.

"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.”

Our multi-facet organization has four pillars, The Peoples Economy LLC, The Peoples Army, Detroit Peoples Community 501c(3) & The Peoples Politics. Each entity specializes in a service dedicated to alleviating the conditions that are problematic.

 

 Since our inception we have assisted over 35 families in tax foreclosure prevention.  Within one month we've registered over 2,300 voters in Michigan.  Managed several political campaigns, co-organized over three successful shut downs of unlawful businesses in Detroit. For the Detroit Census2020, TPA knocked over 16,000 doors while surveying over 2,000 Detroiters. In Detroit we have accomplished over 10 cleans-ups and one block party. TPA also was successful in co-organizing the Community Benefits Agreement Proposal A in 2016, successfully winning Detroit city council district's 2 & 3. Lastly we have host two Entrepreneur workshop successfully aiding in incorporating five new businesses. 

Join us in our endeavor to make history in Detroit and across the nation, making it a brighter future for everyday people.

Negus Vu

President

Brandon Norris (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. 

 

Jacqueline Robinson

Vice-President

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

Community Activist

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. 

Patricia 

Event Planner

Patricia Quaglia, rasided in Detroit and Graduated from Detroit’s former Redford High School, Michigan State University and University of Detroit-Mercy. Patty started her activism early on as a youth leader. She then went on to become a teacher and educational coach in the city of Detroit for 20 years. Currently a mother of 3, she is a community organizer for The Peoples Action and real estate agent.

Upcoming Events

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Women & Children Self Defense

The Peoples Army Self-Defense class exhibits a self-reliance program that enables children and women techniques that can save their lives. Several recent studies shown that females that have taken self-defense classes were able to avoid assaults all together. Giving free classes may help reduce the violence among children and women

Entrepreneur Workshop

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.

Community Meetings

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.

Voter Education/Registration

 The Peoples Action creates Slate of endorsed candidates, along with canvassing and voter education videos. TPA frequently throws voter education events called "Why The Hood Should Vote."  TPA presences in the political community is very strong and we go out our way to make sure voters are inform about grassroots politicians 

Property Tax Exemption

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.

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OUR TEAM

Our team works day and night to ensure that voters are informed and registered 

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OUR TEAM

Our team works diligently to ensure our services are of high quality for the community. 

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Peoples Politics

To get updates or be involved in our Vote15k initiative follow link below.

Peoples Economy

To get updates or be involved in Economic opportunities follow link below.

 Peoples Community

To get involved in Community initiatives and updates follow link below.

Peoples Army

To get updates or be involved in protecting our community follow link below.