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The Cody Comets football team from Cody High School in Detroit, Michigan will play their home games this season on a brand new field, complete with Astro Turf and goal posts donated by the NFL team Detroit Lions.

The football field, appropriately called “Hope Field,” is just one of many improvements to Cody High School. The remodel project was facilitated by Life Remodeled, a nonprofit organization in Michigan that “exists to remodel lives–one neighborhood at a time.” Since beginning the project, the graduation rate at the school has climbed to 80%, a staggering difference between the 37% rate from a few years ago.

The remodeling project also included improvements to the school itself, including projects designed to improve students’ academic experience and performance as well as the community as a whole. Within the scope of the project was a new roof for the school, a new entryway–including landscaping and a flagpole, a proposed medical simulation lab and a robotics lab. In addition, 100 blocks around the school will be rejuvenated.

Read an article from NPR about Cody High School > > >

Read a previous update from Life Remodeled > > >