Learn more about Christ the King Service Corps, our neighborhood and our placement sites.

Catholic Foundation of Michigan awards $88,000 in grants, including CKSC placement at the St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center.

“[CKSC’s] whole mission is to help agencies expand their capacity to do things they couldn’t otherwise do by bringing these energetic young professionals.”

CKSC alumna reflects on her service at St. Christine’s.

“I heard the voice of God from a deep place within myself, saying: This is your place. Your place is on the ground putting shoes on somebody else’s feet.”

The Teachers’ Pet Training at one of CKSC placement sites: Covenant House of Michigan.

“…a partnership between Covenant House and the animal control center that’s been in place for nearly 10 years, teaches young adults 18-24 how to train dogs…”

The Christ the King neighborhood is among seven city of Detroit neighborhoods awarded grants for neighborhood improvements (including parks and commercial corridors).

“Working to improve neighborhoods represents a ‘pivot point’ for how the city is thinking about revitalization.”

One of CKSC placement sites: St. Suzanne / Our Lady Gate of Heaven opens the Cody Rouge Community Resource Center.

“We’re a Catholic Church and feel like it’s part of our mission to reach out into the community, and we feel the resource center does that…” 

Kids Planning for the future of the CKSC neighborhood.

“The…area features the highest concentration of school-aged children in Detroit, and so the City set out to create a strategy to improve the neighborhood specifically for child development.”

CKSC gives out of state volunteers a year to grow and serve in Detroit.

“[Shannon] Grady said she was looking for a service program in an urban area, particularly one with challenges like Detroit, where she could grow while applying her skills for the good of others.”

Tinamarie’s service year with CKSC transformed her understanding of race.

“My service year with Christ the King Service Corps in Detroit transformed my understanding of race.”

CKSC offers life-changing service.

“I joined CKSC in search of a deeper connection to myself, to God, and to the world around me. CKSC is unique as a service corps connected to a parish; it connects us to a broader community of the parish, neighborhood, and the people that the parish organizations partner with and serve.”

Watch a brief video about the radical hospitality at one of CKSC placement sites: St. Christine Christian Services.

“We practice radical hospitality by meeting people where they are…”

Community youths create a mural of Black Catholic saints and heroes at one of CKSC placement sites: St. Suzanne / Our Lady Gate of Heaven Cody Rouge Community Resource Center.

“Students will be invited to choose from a host of leaders, saints and famous Black Catholics, including Sr. Thea Bowman, Blessed Pierre Toussant, Kobe Bryant, Toni Morrison, Simone Biles and former Detroit police chief Isaiah (Ike) McKinnon…”

Check out the exciting plans for our northwest Detroit Neighborhood.

“The City of Detroit has completed a comprehensive neighborhood framework plan for northwest Detroit along the Grand River corridor, including…Housing & Retail Development, Streetscape, Parks & Green Stormwater Infrastructure.”