Northwest Detroit


The “Live6” area, located in Wayne County, Michigan, refers to the Livernois and McNichols intersection in Northwest Detroit which anchors four vibrant, active and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods: Bagley, Fitzgerald, Martin Park and the University District. These neighborhoods are home to approximately 40,563 people, all within one zip code – 48221.


The Live6 Alliance, Marygrove Conservancy, and One Degree launched a pilot program focusing on providing easy access to social and health-related resources for those who live adjacent to the Livernois and McNichols retail corridors and beyond. This collaborative effort aims to build local community capacity through knowledge exchange and resource navigation, and serves as a human service layer that overlays a number of existing initiatives focusing on improving physical infrastructure of the area including the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project, Reimagining the Civic Commons and the Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) Livernois-McNichols project. 

The One Degree team worked closely with the Live6 Alliance to build a comprehensive directory of 1000+ community resources for the residents of Northwest Detroit. This directory is available for free to any block club group, community organization, government agency, or non-profit in Detroit. Practitioners across the city also have access to One Degree’s features for professionals, which enable them to make, manage, and track social service referrals. 

This pilot project would not be possible without the generous support of the Kresge Foundation.

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