The Honorable Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, former Detroit City Council Member, State Representative, Wayne County Commissioner and native Detroiter was born August 14, 1954. She served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives representing District 2. Mrs. Tinsley-Talabi served as a Wayne County Commissioner from 1987 to 1990, and is a former member of the Detroit City Council from 1993 to 2009. In 2010, she was elected to the State House, 3rd District and re-elected in 2012 to the 2nd District.
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi has received over 100 National and Local awards for leadership in the area of Substance Abuse Prevention and Community Service including: United States Office of Drug Czar Presidential Award, National Council on Alcoholism Detroit and Vicinity 2 time award recipient, Scenic America National Award for Beautification State of Michigan House Resolution, and Partnership For a Drug Free Detroit Leadership Award 2 time recipient.
Artina Hardman has served as the Executive Director of Mack Alive since 2011. Through her dedication and commitment, Mack Alive has grown tremendously. She and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi have helped thousands of residents on the eastside of Detroit. These two women, along with many other volunteers, have made Mack Alive what it is today, "The Miracle at Mack and Fischer."
Food justice is an important part of community justice. We take donations from local businesses and use them to fight hunger. Every 3rd Wednesday is Senior food distribution day and every 4th & 5th Saturday is open to the public for food distribution at Mack Alive. (Please see our "2021 Upcoming Events" page for more details)
Volunteers are needed and welcome. Join us and see what can be accomplished when you get an impassioned team working together to empower and revitalize a community.
Mack Alive serves as a community service worksite for 36th District Court and Department of Human Services (DHS). We provide help to the people who need it.
Statement from Mack Alive's Founder, Alberta Tinsley-Talabi and Executive Director, Artina Hardman: "Mack Alive is happy to partner with Aldeana Goodspeed, Founder and CEO of Steps to Life, Inc., which is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization (www.stepstolifeinc.org).
Mack Alive's mission has always been to uplift the community through empowering and providing each individual with the necessary tools to succeed. The mission of Steps to Life blends in so well with what we do and includes the population most likely to be forgotten by society; "our returning citizens."
We are delighted to work with Steps to Life in offering programs and services to everyone who has a desire to help themselves. We look forward to all the great things Mack Alive and Steps to Life, Inc. will do together as we move forward."
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, Founder
Artina Hardman, Executive Director
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