Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Auntie Na’s House

Project Description

Auntie Na’s House on the westside of Detroit has served as a food pantry, free after-school program, clothing distribution hub, community garden, community meals space, water hub, and temporary shelter - in a word, a home. Her outreach program primarily supports low-income families of color, but also people with developmental disabilities, recovering drug addicts, and domestic violence survivors. Over the last two years, Oberlin College students have built a strong relationship with Auntie Na’s House and helped strengthen the infrastructure inside and outside the house. Our primary projects right now include expanding the community garden, tutoring, and shelter programs into the adjacent lots.