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Lear GM Group & Grow Cody Rouge Project

The Southfield Lear GM customer team partnered with General Motors, the Skillman Foundation, Oak Pointe Church and the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance to support the Grow Cody Rouge Project. The Grow Cody Rouge Project is a large-scale initiative to make a positive impact on the beauty and safety of the Cody Rouge neighborhoods located in west Detroit.

The Lear team spearheaded two tracks in the project, with Jason Scott (VP – Global GM) leading the first track at the Henderson Academy School (Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade). The team of 42 volunteers repainted the student lockers throughout the facility.

Mark Folkert (Dir. – GM Engineering) and his team completed the second effort at the St. Martha’s Village senior living complex. A group of 11 volunteers created and installed an outdoor living space for the residents that was completely funded by Lear, featuring a concrete pad, gazebo, barbeque grills and picnic tables.

“The residents were extremely excited and thankful for the new space for them to enjoy,” said Jerry LaMere (Dir. – GM JIT Ops.). “The whole team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to provide a service to the community through the support of the most benevolent company in the world. Lear’s commitment to the community, both financially and with time and talent is unrivaled and the GM team would like to once again thank our company’s leadership for allowing us the opportunity to meaningfully impact the Cody Rouge community”.

Posted on 10/7/2016

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