from TDI

Here you’ll find a compilation of resources in the city. Community pools. Libraries. Local government. Important listings are here!

  1. Banking
  2. Grocery Stores
  3. Volunteer


The following banking information is intended as a general guide. Details should be obtained from the bank's customer service office, as requirements differ by bank. Banks mentioned below were chosen for their convenient location or because they are frequently used by CCS students.

We suggest opening a checking and/or savings account. Using personal checks to pay for rent, utilities, food and supplies is the easiest way to keep track of your expenses.

When choosing a bank, consider the following:

  • ATM availability
  • Business hours
  • Check-cashing policies (length of time it will take to clear an out-of-state check, cost of services, etc.)
  • Charges for penalties such as overdraft
  • Requirements for maintaining an account in good standing
  • When opening an account, most banks will ask for two pieces of identification: a driver's license, passport, green card, voter registration card or CCS ID.

The following may also be required:

  • Banking Reference: Name, address, and phone number of your last bank
  • Employment Reference: Names, addresses and phone numbers of previous employers
  • Minimum Deposit: Depending on the bank and type of account, this could be as much as $500

If you have not previously had a bank account or job, you may have difficulty opening a bank account. However, some banks may allow you to substitute an employment reference with CCS enrollment verification, such as CCS ID or a letter from the Office of Registration.

Area Banks

Fisher Building
3011 West Grand Blvd.

National City
4111 Woodward Avenue

Cultural Center Office
5057 Woodward Avenue

First Federal of Michigan
7401 Woodward Avenue

Michigan National Bank
3044 West Grand Boulevard

Grocery Stores

Food Pride
East Warren at Saint Antoine

Honey Bee Market
2443 Bagley, Detroit
Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm
Sunday 8 am to 6 pm

Harbortown Market
3472 Jefferson Avenue

Meijer's Thrifty Acres
5150 Coolidge, Royal Oak

University Foods
1131 West Warren Avenue

Whole Foods
115 Mack Avenue

Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe
3100 Woodward Ave

Specialty Food

Avalon International Breads
422 West Willis, Detroit
Organic, old-world breads, sandwiches & treats baked daily.

Eastern Market
Exit Mack off I-75, turn left at first light, then turn right on Russell St. Open-air farmers' market, featuring fresh produce every Saturday.


Alternatives for Girls

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

COTS - Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Focus Hope

Think Detroit

The Greening of Detroit

Habitat for Humanity - Detroit

Michigan Humane Society

Motor City Blight Busters

Post Offices

General Postal Information

North End
60 East Milwaukee

CCS Mailroom – Located in the ACB

University Business Center – (inside University Foods)
1131 West Warren Avenue

Photocopy Centers

100 Renaissance Center
19049 Mack Avenue

University Copy Center
115 West Warren Ave.

University Business Center – (inside University Foods)
1131 West Warren

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue

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