Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NWWNA Monthly meeting

Please attend the NWWNA monthly meeting  Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at 7-8:30pm. at the Community Resource Center (CRC), 20 57 Tyler Rd.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Moving Forward with help from Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley

The New West Willow Neighborhood Association and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley  are excited to announce that Habitat has received a grant for activities in West Willow this summers and fall! Activities will include community meetings and surveys to get input from all residents about what they love about West Willow and what they would like to see to make it an even better place to live; neighborhood clean-up and beautification; exterior home improvement projects for homeowners; construction of an outdoor pavilion at the community resource center; replacing/repairing the fence along the bike path and the renovation of the 1st Habitat home in West Willow. A kick-off meeting we be held August 26th, 6-7:30pm at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on Tyler Rd. Everyone can come hear more details about the grant, the activities, and how you can get involved! Stay tuned for more information and look for invite in the mail.                                                   

Monday, July 7, 2014


SUMMER CAMP- We are starting the 3rd week of camp with over 60 kids registered! Lots of campers. In fact we have been working through a waiting list.  There is a great staff this year with employees of Washtenaw Cty. Parks and Recs, Mi.Work-Limited Work experience and volunteers from the neighborhood.
WEST WILLOW WOMEN IN ACTION- Meets tonight at 6pm at the CRC(2057 Tyler). This is for women and young ladies in West Willow, Sugarbrook, and Gault Village. A time to meet neighbors, fellowship, share ideas, work on projects and enjoy visiting speakers. Light refreshments. Lots of fun. Contact Linda at 483-8195 for more details or to be a visiting speaker.
BALLIN IN THE WILLOW- Every Tuesday at 5pm, West Willow park. sponsored by WCSO and NWWNA
 NWWNA MONTHLY MEETING- JULY 21ST at the CRC at 7-8:30pm.There will be information about employment help at the meeting.
HABITAT for HUMANITY- Continued work in West Willow. So far many have taken advantage of the Free Refrigerator Replacement program, Energy Efficiency and Furnace Safety program, Exterior improvements(14 houses worked on so far), home ownership (1 house purchased by H4H with renovations  planned to start in the fall). There goal is to renovate 5 homes for the next 3 yrs. If you want to own your home with a zero percent mortgage or interested in any other programs offered by Habitat contact Habitat's West Willow Coordinator Shataura Clayborne at 734-478-6331 or visit
PAINT YPSI- Have painted and improved landscaping at 3 homes on Onandago in the last 2yrs.for FREE. See if you qualify  by visiting They are in need of community and company volunteers, 4-8 shifts are available. Sign up on their web for the 2 upcoming work days. 
GREATER FAITH TRANSITIONS CENTER INC. Lots is happening in he old Kaiser School building which is now Greater Faith Transition Center Inc. Since Pastor Robert Ford and his congregation moved in they continue to do Food Distributions on the 1st and 4th. Tuesday of the month. You can pick up food from1-4pm. at 670 Onandaga. Contact the church for more details. Upcoming Events:   VBS July 28-Aug. 1st, 5-8pm, ages 3-18. 
                                   Annual picnic Aug.2, noon-6pm.

Friday, May 23, 2014


         June 23rd - August 15, 2014                      Monday - Friday                      11-4pm


   EARLY REGISTRATION:   May 23rd  4-6pm
                                                    May 24th  9-11am.

Come on out for lots of fun this summer! This years lunches will be provided by Food Gathers. Some of our  partners and sponsors are Washtenaw Cty. Parks and Recs., Growing Hope, Fly Art, Ypsilanti Public Library/ Book Mobile and WCHO. There will be lots of arts and crafts, board and group games, visits to the park, special visits from Ms. Faye and her  "critters"! This year a resident of WW will be sharing his skills with model airplanes.  Each summer a trip to Rolling Hills and Independent Lake is packed with lots of fun. The youth will be gardening and learning about eating good healthy food from Growing Hope. Space is limited so don't wait. Registration will continue tell max is met. If you can help in any way please contact Linda Mealing at 734.483.8195. Please let us know if you have a special skill to share with the youth of West Willow.         

Thursday, May 8, 2014


This Saturday, May 10th West Willow residents will have the opportunity to share in a YPSI PRIDE  PRE-AWARENESS DAY. It will take place 11-1pm at the CRC and thru out West Willow.  It is an opportunity to help promote YPSI PRIDE DAY which will be May 17th, 9am- noon.  You ask what's YPSI PRIDE DAY, it's People Restoring Image and Developing the Environment through a city-wide clean up. It's a day to roll up your sleeves and volunteer to better the appearance of your neighborhood. So come on West Willow residents let's pitch in and beautify our surroundings with clean streets (get that trash and  those leaves up), clean our entrance ways, park, walk & bike trail, prepare the grounds at the CRC for summer camp and plant some flowers! I'm proud of where I live!  I want others to be proud too and let's show why were proud. The more volunteers the more will be done. So please make time and come out May 17th. Gather your yard tools and meet at the CRC (2057 Tyler Rd.) at 9am  on the 17th and let's get started.  A free lunch will be provided by the sponsors. Pre-register for a free t-shirt. Contact Joann McCollum at 734.845.7365 for signing up and more details.
This Saturday, May 10th will also be a day to get info about all our new adventures and partnership with H4H, Paint Ypsi and info on this summer camp that will run June 23rd - Aug. 15th, 2014, Mon.-Fri., 11- 4pm.  Pre- registration will take place May 23rd, 4-6pm and May 24th, 9-11am at the CRC. After that you may sign up after camp begins. Camp site leader will be Linda Mealing. Contact her at 734.483.8195 for more details.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


29th - Today U of M Student Presentation, 6pm Join us for final presentations of semester-long work from the Michigan Engaging Communities through the Classroom program (MECC). They will be sharing their ideas from the information that was collected from residents during their door surveys and the input forums held at the CRC. Come early for the Community Resource Fair at 5:30pm. Refreshments provided. Location: New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 2345 Tyler Rd.

5th- West Willow Women In Action(WWWIA) 6:00 - 7:00pm at the CRC (2057 Tyler Rd.) All women and young ladies in the West Willow area are invited to a evening of fellow-shipping with your neighbors. Come on out for personal growth and sharing. You deserve a break! Topical guest speakers are welcomed. Contact Linda Mealing for more details at 734.483.8195

6th - Voting Day, 7:00am - 8:00pm Polls will be open all day to vote on the AAATA ( The RIDE) millage to expand transit service in the community. Make you voice heard. VOTE!

10th - Promoting Ypsi PRIDE in West Willow  Informational fair at the CRC. We are looking for West Willow churches and youth to decorate their bikes and compete for prices. Final details TBD. For more information and questions contact Joann McCollum at or  734.845.7362

17th - Ypsilanti P.R.I.D.E., 9:00am - 2:00pm Sign up now! We need participation from all to help beautify the West Willow community. Gather you yard tools and meet at the CRC at 9:00am. Gloves, bags and free lunch will be provided by the sponsors of this city wide event. Contact Joann.

19th - NWWNA Monthly Meeting - 7:00 - 8:00pm at the CRC  The neighbor's association regular monthly meeting

23rd - West Willow Free Summer Camp Early Sign Up, 4:00 -6:00pm  Sign kids up for our annual summer program at the CRC.

24th - West Willow Free Summer Camp Early Sign Up, 9:00-11:00am  Sign up kids at the CRC

31st - Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Orientation, 9:00am  Come learn about Habitat's work in West Willow, owning a home in the neighborhood and how to apply; free refrigerator program;critical repair and weatherization; and energy efficiency and furnace safety. Location: Greater Faith Traditional, Inc., (former Kaiser School) 670 Onandaga St.

23rd West Willow Summer Camp begins  and runs tell August 15th. Monday -Friday, 11:00am -4:00pm   Volunteers and parent participation are needed. Total camper's count will depend on staff size. Coordinator and Contact person: Linda Mealing 734.483.8195

** Food distribution takes place the 1st and 4th Tuesday of each month  at the Greater Faith Transitional Inc. ( former Kaiser School) 670 Onandaga St.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sharing Thoughts and Concerns

The residents of West Willow may  share their thoughts and concerns about Transportation  on Monday, April 7th at  the CRC located at 2057 Tyler Rd. The event will be part of the West Willow Women in Action  meeting that will run 6-7pm. The U of M students will be there from 6-6:30pm. Please come out and share in the focus group and make transportation better for our residents. How are you getting around from place to place? What could make it better?