The mission of Mack Alive is to enhance the growth and development of the east side of Detroit through comprehensive programs and services that educate, empower and elevate the entire community. Through the advancement of our mission, we envision a safe community that is economically sound, healthy and vibrant. Mack Alive continues to believe in the community we are blessed to serve. Programs for youth, a tutoring and mentor-ship program, employment readiness and entrepreneurial training are key components to Mack Alive’s mission. Crime reduction and prevention and elimination of blight are constant challenges that we address. Community clean-up and neighborhood beautification has been a source of pride for residents, businesses and churches. Mack Alive will continue to implement comprehensive approaches to tackling these problems while continuing to develop and expand programs and services.

Our Team

Artina Hardman



Richard Todd-Smith

Art & Sports Director


Alberta Tinsley-Talabi



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Our Mission:

Mack Alive is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization started in 1991 by the Honorable Alberta Tinsley-Talabi. Dedicated to the upward mobility of residents in the City of Detroit with a particular focus on residents of the eastside. This neighborhood formerly described as “dying and the best thing to do is to move residents out to other areas” is a beacon of light to the community. Mack Alive provides a safe environment and serves as a positive change agent for neighborhood growth and revitalization.