Rachid Elabed was born and raised in Southwest Detroit. Growing up, Rachid and his friends didn’t have a safe place to play outside. Knowing the importance of play as a fundamental element in the formation of young people, Rachid is partnering with Neinas Elementary School and other community organizations to ensure that youth in Southwest Detroit have a safe, well-maintained, and FUN place to play! Help us make the Alayna Elabed Brighter Neinas Community Park a reality!
With the planning for the park well underway, Neinas Elementary K-3 students were recently asked to participate in a visioning session, where they dreamed up their ideal park.
GOALS FOR THE PARK
- A place to play soccer
- An attractive and safe place
- A place that was clean and maintained
- A place to gather with friends and family
- A place to be creative and play
FEATURES OF THE NEW PARK
- Revamped parking lot
- Soccer field
- Public Artwork
- Picnic tables
- Natural features (trees, water feature)
- Recycling Bins
Your help can make a lot of people’s dreams come true! The first $2500 in donations will be matched by the Rachid and Kathy Elabed Fund at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). Your support will make this park will be a centerpiece of community engagement for students at Neinas Elementary and the surrounding area.