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313 in the D Fundraiser & Matrix Human Services’ Surprise Spirit of Detroit Award

Last week, I attended 313 in the D– Matrix Human Services’ annual summer fundraiser– and you guys…it was my first Detroit rooftop party!

My friend Becky (co-founder and co-host of The D Brief) invited Travis and me to Matrix’s party. Most importantly, though, the event was all for a good cause: to support the Osborn Neighborhood in Detroit.

Outfit: Forever21 dress and Nike Air Force 1 sneakers (so comfy!)

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Forever21 plus size summer dress; sneakers are Nike Air Force 1


I decided to go to the party solo because my three little ones really wanted to go play outside at the park. Travis was very kind to drop me off at the party and take our little bunch to play at their favorite playground on Belle Isle. (So sweet!)

313 in the D
Becky and I at 313 in the D.
313 in the D
313 in the D

313 IN THE D AND BEAUTIFUL ROOFTOP VIEWS OF THE CITY

The 313 in the D fundraiser was held at 3Fifty Terrace, which is located inside of the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts– seven stories above the Music Hall to be exact!

Have you been to 3Fifty Terrace yet? It’s a pretty popular rooftop in Downtown Detroit. The nightclub is known for its hip entertainment and nightlife scene.

313 in the D

The rooftop season is from May to the end of September if you ever want to check it out sometime. I recommend you visit at least once in the summertime because the view of the city is just gorgeous!

Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
3Fifty Terrace
Detroit Rooftop Views
Downtown Detroit

MATRIX HUMAN SERVICES DOING GREAT WORK IN DETROIT!

Matrix Human Services (MHS) is a nonprofit organization that serves the Detroit community and metro area. According to the MHS website, the nonprofit serves more than 20,000 Detroiters and families each year.

MHS offers a variety of programs for the community such as a Head Start program for young children, a youth assistance program for youth and teens, a workforce development center for adults, and a senior center.

3Fifty Terrace
313 in the D

Here are a few more programs MHS offers:

Youth & Teens Matrix Empower

Community Financial Center

Education Center

Housing Center

Community Health Division

Resource Center

The MHS team is doing extraordinary work in Detroit, and their great service to the city was recognized at the 313 in the D event.

Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson, who also serves the Osborn community, honored Matrix Human Services with the Spirit of Detroit Award!

Spirit of Detroit Award
Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson presents the Spirit of Detroit Award to Matrix Human Services.
Spirit of Detroit Award
Congratulations, MHS!

DETROIT CITY COUNCILMAN SCOTT BENSON SURPRISES MATRIX HUMAN SERVICES WITH THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT AWARD!

The Spirit of Detroit Award is a special honor for a person or organization to receive. The award recognizes their outstanding achievement and service to the citizens of Detroit.

The entire MHS team were so excited and grateful to receive the award. Through tears of joy, Becky said the award was a happy surprise for her because she didn’t even know they were going to receive the award. It was a really heartfelt moment to see the joy on everyone’s faces.

Becky The D Brief

Congratulations to you Matrix Human Services and Becky!

It was exciting to attend 313 in the D and learn more about the community work MHS does in Detroit. I’m looking forward to connecting more with Matrix Human Services to share more of their stories with you.

Special thanks to Becky Scarcello and Matrix Human Services for inviting me to the 313 in the D fundraiser event!

Detroit rooftop views
More amazing rooftop views!
Stevie Wonder Mural Detroit
The new Stevie Wonder mural by Richard Wilson is located on the Detroit Music Hall building. I was so excited to finally see it in person when I arrived at 313 in the D!

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All photographs are courtesy of Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit.

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