CFUnited 2020 : Workshops on Wheels


Detroit PAL

Site Visit: Monday, April 6, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Detroit PAL:

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs. With year-round programs that star more than 14,000 young athletes and thousands of coaches, Detroit PAL helps its athletes learn the skills needed to succeed both on and off the playing field. Detroit PAL and strives to provide a space kids that become young people with high character, who lead active and healthy lifestyles, give back in their community, and that have positive relationships with police officers. Join us as we tour the Detroit PAL facility to learn about the history of Detroit PAL and it’s fruition, as well as the continued efforts to improve poverty, obesity, education, crime & violence, literacy rates, and trauma & mental health in the Detroit youth community.


Detroit PAL Website

Walking Tour: Monday, April 6, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM & Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy:


Join us as we explore Detroit Riverfront’s transformation from an industrial landscape into a family-friendly destination for everyone with parks, plazas and pavilions. This hour-long walking tour will begin at the Renaissance Center (Ren Cen) with a look at the model of a 22-acre park that will break ground later this fall. The tour will continue along the RiverWalk with stops at Cullen Plaza, Milliken State Park and the Dequindre Cut, a former railway that has been transformed into a popular greenway, and conclude back at the Ren Cen. Please note that this tour will be outside, and a jacket may be required.


Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Website

Detroit Institute of Arts

Site Visit: Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Detroit Institute of Arts:

The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. With more than 65,000 artworks that date from the earliest civilizations to the present, the museum offers visitors an encounter with human creativity from all over the world. As part of the settlement of the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy, ownership of the museum was transferred to Detroit Institute of Arts, Inc., in December 2014, returning the museum to its pre-1919 status as an independent non-profit.  Join us for a guided tour of the world-renowned Diego Rivera exhibit as well as the DIA Learning Center where we’ll hear about the Community Engagement Team efforts in mural making, live art making in hospitals and other community endeavors in Detroit.


Detroit Institute of Arts Website

Register Now for the Workshops On Wheels

Want to see outside the walls of the conference hotel and experience community philanthropy at work?  Sign-up for a workshop on wheels and participate in excursions to organizations making a difference in Detroit.

Advance registration is required to attend each session. Each facility is ADA complaint. If you have any other questions regarding the workshop, please reach out to or 504-309-8965.

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