MACK ALIVE is a 21 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to the upward mobility of residents in the city of Detroit with a particular focus of those on the Eastside. In 2008, MACK ALIVE moved into its newly rehabilitated Community Resource Center located at 3746 Fischer at Mack. This investment of nearly $400,000, in a neighborhood formerly described as “dying and the best thing to do is move residents out to other areas” is serving as a beacon of light to the community. MACK ALIVE is a safe environment and serves as a positive change agent for positive growth.
MACK ALIVE grew out of then Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley Talabi’s passion, determination and commitment to the community where she was born and continues to live. She rallied neighbors, Pastors, their congregations, businesses along with the government officials to take a stand with her and declare MACK IS ALIVE! Never ignoring the ravages of poverty, lack of education, unemployment, crime infestation, prostitution, alcohol, and other illegal drugs have had on the decline of this once thriving community.
Today MACK ALIVE continues to BELIEVE in the community we are blessed to serve. Programs for youth include BUDDIES IN BUSINESS, a tutoring and mentorship program. Employment readiness and entrepreneurial training are key components to MACK ALIVE. Crime prevention and elimination of blight are constant challenges we address. Community clean up and neighborhood beautification has been a source of pride for residents, businesses and churches. MACK ALIVE will continue to develop comprehensive approaches while developing practices and programs. These programs will enable us to better facilitate the empowerment, education, and elevation of all residents. This concept works because with MACK ALIVE…EVERYONE COUNTS.
Over the years Mack Alive has added new programs to enrich our existing agenda. We now have the Mack Alive High Steppers. We offer after school tutoring that includes light snacks. The Partnership for a Drug Free Detroit is now housed at Mack Alive Community Resource Center. They offer several committees Including Faith Based, Advocacy, Recovery, Speakers Bureau and Volunteer committees. The Coalition meetings are every fourth Thursday of the month at Coleman Young Center downtown Detroit.
• Edna Bell, Chairperson
• Artina Tinsley-Hardman, Vice Chairperson
• Segadina Levins, Secretary
• Diana Stewart, Treasurer
• Carla Williams
• Jamilah Humphrey
• Cheryl Solomon
• Chief B.A. Talabi
• Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, Ex-Officio