The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) is a conduit for socioeconomic change in Southeast Michigan.

Formed in 1993 by the cities and counties along Eight Mile, 8MBA works to unite businesses, governments, block clubs, and other regional stakeholders to bring about tangible and impactful revitalization efforts.

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  • Hands on 8 Mile was a huge success! Sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation and ITC, this years event was spectacular! Special thanks to Detroit Districts 1,2,and 3, the Detroit P.D. 11th and 12th precincts, the Warren P.D., the Warren DDA and TIFA. We were especially pleased with the wonderful volunteers from our friends at Ferndale Labs and the Army National Guard. We are looking forward to completing Part II of Hands on 8 Mile this fall. Part II will also be a part of our Art on 8 program which seeks to beautify the Boulevard with art work in each of our partner communites, so stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

Thank You 8 Mile!




Sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation and ITC, Hands on 8 Mile was a huge success this year!  We were very pleased to be joined by  volunteers from our friends at Ferndale Labs, the O'Hair Park Community Association, and a group of new recruits from the Army National Guard.   These groups worked hard and it really made this year's event special.  Thanks to Jim Kastner of Lowes and his volunteer Will for helping with our Gateway Fence project at 8 Mile and Southfield Freeway.  That project envisioned by 8MBA Executive Director Cindy Thomas turned out to be a wonderful way to beautify a neighborhood.  Part II of that project features a mural and is a part of our Art on 8 program. Part II will hopefully be completed in the fall  so stay tuned. 

We also want to thank the Belmont Shopping Center for sponsoring lunch for our hungry volunteers!  

We also want to thank all of our member communities!    Special Thanks to Detroit Districts 1, 2 and 3.  They really made a difference in our event by donating, bags, gloves and water for our volunteers.  Special thanks to the Detroit P.D. 11th and 12th precincts,  the City of Warren DDA  who donated supplies, the Warren P.D. and Officer Lemond who not only provided safety but also rolled up his sleeves and went into action, picking up garbage with the rest of our group.  It is the commitment from our sponsors and the dedication of our volunteers and partner communities that makes the work we do possible.

Week of Caring mural at 7115 W. 8 Mile made possible through

Hands on 8 Mile  Plants 18 Trees in Royal Oak Township Park

     On October 14th, 2017, despite chilly temperatures and pouring rain, volunteers,  devoted friends, and WAM (Weekend Alternatives for Misdeamors),  gathered  in a Royal Oak Township park to replace 18 trees destroyed by the Ash Borer.  Royal Oak Township is a proud member of 8 Mile Boulevard's partner communities.  The project was part of Hands on 8 Mile, 8MBA's beautification & neighborhood-building project that has traditionally been an annual event.  However, due to the generous donation of the 18 trees by DTE Energy Foundation through ReLeaf Michigan, 8MBA was able to do a second Hands on 8 Mile event this Fall.

     In addition to DTE Energy Foundation, 8MBA would like to thank Marvin Pettway of ReLeaf, Redico, Gil Christowski, Bill Whitmer, and WAM.  We would have never got those trees in the ground without you!

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