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

Banking

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

Comerica
Fisher Building
3011 West Grand Blvd.
313.564.5717

National City
4111 Woodward Avenue
313.832.4040

Chase
Cultural Center Office
5057 Woodward Avenue
313.833.1900

First Federal of Michigan
7401 Woodward Avenue
313.871.7211

Michigan National Bank
3044 West Grand Boulevard
800.225.5662

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
313.237.0295
www.honeybeemkt.com

Harbortown Market
3472 Jefferson Avenue
313.259.9400

Meijer's Thrifty Acres
5150 Coolidge, Royal Oak
248.280.1800

University Foods
1131 West Warren Avenue
313.833.0815

Whole Foods
115 Mack Avenue
313.576.5300

Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe
3100 Woodward Ave
313.974.7356

Specialty Food

Avalon International Breads
422 West Willis, Detroit
313.832.0008
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.

Volunteer

Alternatives for Girls
www.alternativesforgirls.org

Capuchin Soup Kitchen
www.cskdetroit.org

COTS - Coalition on Temporary Shelter
www.cotsdetroit.org

Focus Hope
313.494.5500
www.focushope.edu

Think Detroit
www.thinkdetroitpal.org

The Greening of Detroit
www.greeningofdetroit.com

Habitat for Humanity - Detroit
www.habitatdetroit.org

Michigan Humane Society
www.michiganhumane.org

Motor City Blight Busters
www.blightbusters.org

Post Offices

General Postal Information
800.275.8777

North End
60 East Milwaukee
313.873.8280

CCS Mailroom – Located in the ACB
313.664.7646

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

Photocopy Centers

Kinko's
100 Renaissance Center
313.259.8344
19049 Mack Avenue
313.885.9920

University Copy Center
115 West Warren Ave.
313.831.1170

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

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Avenue
313.833.5492
www.detroit.lib.mi.us

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