Join Our 40th Anniversary Celebration
Our annual Community Celebration, event will be held at the Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Rd., in Detroit Michigan, on Sunday, April 8th, 2018, from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
The reception will feature networking opportunities with VIP guests to include; government officials, law enforcement officials, and business and community leaders. We will have a strolling buffet, jazz music, a youth performance, and brief remarks from some of our honored guest. The afternoon will also include a special tribute and recognition of some notable and outstanding community leaders.
Alkebu-lan Village is a non-profit 501(c)3 African centered community based organization that is committed to developing and nurturing an environment where families work together to build healthy minds, bodies and communities. Founded as the Alkebu-lan Martial Arts Federation in 1978, the original purpose of the organization was to provide affordable martial arts training for African American youth. The organization has trained over 250,000 individuals in the discipline of martial arts since its inception.
This year, serving as our Honorary Event Co- Chairs are, Mr. Phillip Cooley, Attorney, Rami Fakhoury, Ms. Joyce Hayes Gilies and Mrs. Shelley Norman-Hill
Over the years, Alkebu-lan has expanded to include: youth and adult sports, fitness programs, leadership training, visual and performing arts, homework assistance and tutoring, youth entrepreneurship development, community service, behavioral services and a diversion program. In November 2000, the organization launched its new identity as Alkebu-lan Village to reflect this growth and program expansion. Alkebu-lan Village currently provides educational, cultural and recreational programs to over 1,000 Detroit youth and their families each year, through on-site and outreach programs.
We are asking for support as we continue to expand our Programs, Services and Activities that can prepare our youth for the global economy and diverse communities in which we now live. We would encourage and appreciate a determination of your support level (see attachment) by March 17, 2018.
For more information, contact me, Marvis Cofield at (313) 921-1616.