Talbiyah Inc

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We developed programs where all have the opportunity to participate:

Beyond Turf

Beyond Turf Cultural Planning


Why Cultural Planning?


The process of cultural planning traditionally brings community together through various types of fun, festivals, and activities that allow the community to begin conversations to bring about moving from self-image within community to a community or collective image. Communities can elect not to engage is such activities to bring about a cultural plan. Cultural planning is a piece of public policy to bring about an understanding of community that transcends organizational goals or strategic visioning. 

The main goal in such a planning is to create through interviews: a strong image of our spaces, by giving value to our landscapes, our heritage, and our people. An atypical strategic vision focuses on self-image and may not elaborate on community image despite its goal orientation nature around land-use. Goal orientation may not provide the best synopsis to clarify the essence of urban center communities that all too often are categorized on the harsh outlook of socio-economics. 

Cultural planning brings a fresh perspective of looking at the community through a cultural and heritage lens, providing new perspectives to outsiders such as business and government entities. The sterile view of economic demographics in areas seeking to embrace self-determination and rise out of poverty all too often leaves an image of non-compliance towards civil society and does not promote a strong narrative for sustainable development for urban center communities. 

Through crafting culture into the comprehensive plan, we begin to frame a very different narrative of hopes, desires, and capacities while maintaining autonomy to build economic development thereby allowing for different paradigms than mainstream outlook for building community. Cultural planning is an avenue to gain social capital when a community may not have adequate financial capital to ascertain funding for projects. Social capital is capital that can begin the process of securing financial capital.

Traditional planning provides the foundation in areas such as: building community, economic prosperity, transportation, and community assets. Foundational information may not make connections to funding sources regarding the viability of a community to carry out the tenets of the planning elements. Cultural planning is an enhancement and elaboration of traditional planning that allows for the urban planning process to get a 360 rather than a 180-degree view and expand the narrative through public policy which drives funding.

Beyond Turf Space and Cultural Sustainability


Design Space Becoming

Environmental sustainability workshops for the family on the issue of culture, health, plants, paint, art and furniture for the interior of the home. Interior design options and the support of items with low vocs to impact health and environment. We also are developing a outdoor sustainability lab in 48213 where community members can learn about urban farming, recycling, and build the inroads to a sense of community and fellowship.  Let's build together!!!!

Urban Centers Becoming

We are providing opportunity for those in workforce development to develop their skills and gain social capital in the skill trades. This program assist with revitalizing particular properties to beautify the community and help establish vibrancy. Interested in "Urban Centers Becoming" please email us at beyondturf@gmail.com and inform us of your possibilities and contact information. 

Beaudry Post 126 and Talbiyah Inc Learning Den

The Beaudry Post 126 at 12775 Harper Ave is in need of repairs inside of their post home from roof leaks and to repairing utilities infrastructure. Talbiyah Inc began the process of helping out by orchestrating a clean up and obtaining supp to help veterans keep their third place and provide space for Talbiyah Inc Learning Den.

Third spaces like the Beaudry Post for veterans and the Beaudry Learning Den are important spaces in the urban center because these type of spaces allow for growth and community building.

Beyond Turf Food Nutrition Culture


Food Nutrition Culture

Provide opportunity for community engagement interviews and taped cooking opportunities to discuss and learn more about the nutrition and culture of food in urban centers.  

Our Cooking Show

We demonstrate how to cook various items from donated items or pantries and then feed community members with food insecurity or on a fixed income a warm meal. May 1, 2019 is our first warm food gathering event at the Gertrude Bank Social Hall located in Peoples Community Church located at 8601 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 at 12:30 p.m. Our official launch of Food Nutrition Culture is as well occurring on May 1., 2019. 

A Table Spread

We understand the basis of economic development is having food security. We are delivering to working families with food insecurity food boxes that help families put food on the table. Eden gives is our partner and provides access for our organization to obtain healthy nutritious food to the community. To ensure these working families are engaging with "A Table Spread" we provide families and individuals with clothing insecurity with quality gently used clothing.

Lettuce Chateau

Let us serve you salad at lunch time.

We are bringing this service to you to enable our young people to learn entrepreneurial skills by them assisting to develop marketing, scheduling, relationship building, graphics, logistic, and prep skills. We have started a soft launch and are looking forward to our full launch this Spring/Summer.

Beyond Turf Becoming


5th Estate

Newsletter about heritage, culture and keeping abreast with what is happening in urban centers coming in 2019.


Journey towards metacognition through spoken word of reflection. Our urban centers are full of people from pain of poverty, oppression, and violence. Remedy is a way we are providing to help our urban center citizens overcome and begin the process of moving forward to economic development coming in 2019

Beyond Turf Social Capital


Social Capital

Where we provide workshops for urban center residents to bring about peace, love, and harmony through critical thinking as well as dispel myths about civil society. ​Student learn the bases for 21st Century social capital needed for success in living wage employment and vocation in community,    

and the value of urban planning process. Students learn social and emotional intelligence which supports their cultural competency. 

Pilot Launch

Talbiyah Inc worked with NorthEnd Neighborhood Patrol 4Ward Phoenix in the Winter 2017 on the issue of Social Capital. Students expanded on their learning and gain skills to help them understand what they need to fulfill their mission of becoming managers of a neighborhood mini golf course.

Beyond Turf 4 Corners


4 Corners

Workshops providing a foundation for understanding the new paradigm of work ethic and moving forward in civil society. 

Every Youth Between 16 to 22 should get one

Our citizen youth in the urban center need the benefit of exploration and behavioral assessment on the self and teams. This can provide urban center citizen youth the needed insight to succeed in civil society.  We ask you to support Talbiyah Inc as we bring quality programs that are going to impact systemic change!

A California Business Lady

We have the support of a California Business Lady, Bonnie Burn that believes in the hard work of our Founder Michelle Abd'Elaziz and is working with Talbiyah Inc to provide discounted behavioral assessment available now. Please contact Michelle at 248.219.9879 to set up  behavioral assessment for youth 16 to  22 and help them discover themselves and how to interact with those around them.

Beyond Turf Quality of Life


Art and Culture

Gain exposure to the dynamics to build capacity for entrepreneurship. Ages 4 to 30. Participants get opportunity to experience culture, arts, science, and museums.  

Beyond Art and Culture

We understand the limitation of low income families in the area of basic needs

Beyond Turf Quality of Life Highlights

Welcome to Sisterhood


Welcome to Sisterhood from Cleveland, Ohio brought a group of students to participate in Entrepreneur Round Up. The girls had a blast and are eager to return and experience more learning from Entrepreneurship Round Up. 

Welcome to Sisterhood. CEO


Here is the powerhouse, Angel Reese who is celebrating 10 years with Welcome to Sisterhood. She is the Founder and CEO and is excited about collaborating with Talbiyah Inc from her experience with Entrepreneur Round Up.

Innovation and History


Participants spent the day between the Michigan Science Center (Talbiyah) and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Welcome to Sisterhood). The Michigan Science Center gave them the opportunity to connect with innovation and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History connected them to their roots.

Young entrepreneurs at the Beaudry Learning Den


Young faces of hope experience a good time at the Harvest Festival. Children in the urban centers are full of vitality and creativity. We at Talbiyah Inc have access to 90 to 100 youth who are eager to begin their exploration on becoming. It has been 4 years since our film "Life Beyond Fordism" in which our CEO discussed the difference on "being" and "becoming" for economic development.

Elders of the community supporting our efforts


Our CEO encountered the renowned artist Michael Horner. Michael has a passion for supporting community  and offered some of his priceless pieces for a silent auction to support our efforts.

Harvest Festival with NFR from the Nest doing crafts


The children came out and had a great time with their parents doing crafts. Talbiyah gave away potatoes, tomatoes, and onions while having warm food to demonstrate that we care. We at Talbiyah Inc believe in teaching and training individuals.

Beyond Turf Thoroughfare Learning Dens


Learning Den

Our first Learning den is located at 12775 Harper near Dickerson on Detroit eastside. Our Learning Den is on thoroughfare where community vocation leadership and legacy can develop while assisting with cultural planning and social learning.

Beyond Turf is collaborating with: Building Tomorrow Heroes

Life Skills


Programs that connect where people are today are coming soon.

Physical Fitness


Work Ethic


Bringing Expertise


Ron Brown has over 30 years of experience working with youth and developed Building Tomorrow's Heroes to help the youth in our community: Life skills, physical fitness, work ethic, discipline, and mentoring.