Cooley Reuse Project: Property Ctrl

$7,230 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 28 months
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Cooley Reuse Project, a grassroots community development initiative, is raising $10K for property control.

With this seed money, we will gain property control of this beautiful 322,000 square foot National Historic Landmark in Northwest Detroit.

Sadly, each day, Cooley is being vandalized and is subject to theft, so we have just a few weeks to raise these funds.

Our deadline: Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14.

This is our initial round for investors who want to bring Cooley High School back to life as a community resource -- businesses, programs and services as well as quality eco-friendly housing.

Our first round investors will ...
https://www.OPENCooley.com
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Good and Disappointing News:

First, the good news is that Cooley has been recently boarded, all floors, with high quality materials, including a new see-through material which is very resistant to trespassers.

Also, with the money raised, we were able to purchase top quality architectural renderings of Cooley High School and hire an experienced consultant to guide our team.

However, it is disappointing to report that Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), Cooley's owners, have taken it off the market which means it is no longer available for sale.

Despite this news, Cooley Reuse Project President, Nicole Pitts, will continue to press for Cooley's sooner-rather-than-later re-opening, especially with the recent and promising leadership and administrative changes at Detroit's public schools.

If any donor would like a refund, please reach out to Nicole Pitts, President, Cooley Reuse Project directly via GoFundMe or Facebook.
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Thanks to everyone for moving us ever closer to property control - - the current and urgent goal of this campaign.

The messages that Cooley Reuse Project has been getting, the donations and the interest in our community initiative have been energizing and exciting!

Thank you, All!!
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Our final donation comes from my childhood school friend from our San Diego elementary performing arts school, SCPA, who turned into an international architect.

A million thanks, Rod!!
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Amazing!! We are past $4000!! Today we have raised over $1000, and that means we have only a bit left to go!!
The makers of the documentary movie, Parducci The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful, have concluded that Cooley is the work of Corrado Parducci. Thank you, Jen and Jack!!
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$7,230 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 28 months
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MK
$50
Mel Krist
24 months ago
PM
$140
Paula Miner
24 months ago

Dear Friends, THANK YOU for this effort to save our beloved Cooley High! Kindest wishes, Paula Miner Quinn, January '66

ER
$25
Eileene Randolph
26 months ago

Nicole and Lamar, what a wonderful thing you guys are doing for the community. I didn't attend Cooley, but had I not moved to California, that would have been my school. My prayer is for God to richly bless you and that you reach and exceed your goals. God Bless, Eileene

IO
$200
Ila O'Connor
26 months ago
RD
$50
Robert Dewaelsche
27 months ago

Keep fighting for the dream!

SS
$200
Sandy & Rick Sutherland/Thayer
27 months ago

Our small bit to push you to the goal.

MR
$50
Mia Reid
27 months ago

I'm so proud of you my sister/friend. I can remember us sitting in that bench many years ago and you describing in detail, what you wanted to do and how you would do it. What a great role model you are and I look forward to working with you in your future progress for your Cooley Reuse Project. #youmotivateme

TW
$50
Tanisha Williams
27 months ago
PH
$100
Pat Hinman
27 months ago

I graduated from Cooley as did my brother, my mother and all her brothers and my husband's mother's whole family. Would hate to see it go.

$50
Alonzo Bell
27 months ago
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