NGS Cares

Supporting Detroit City Football Club means more than coming out showing up on match day; it means we supporting the communities that have welcomed us with open arms. That’s why Northern Guard Supporters (NGS) is committed to causes and initiatives that champion our communities and those living in them.


Our mission

The Northern Guard Supporters Community Involvement (NGSCI) mobilizes NGS to volunteer their time and resources and donate resources to champion the communities that Detroit City Football Club calls home: Detroit and Hamtramck. NGSCI supports existing organizations and initiatives focused on community & environment, social services, civil & human rights, and youth development & education.

 


Our impact areas

Community & Environment

Healthy and thriving communities are vital in Detroit and Hamtramck. The continued well-being and sustainability of communities and the environment benefit both our present and our future. Our focus includes:

  • Community cleanup efforts
  • Clean water access
  • Food accessibility
  • Animal welfare

 

Social Services

Providing for the basic needs of people is a key factor in the community. Ensuring the health and well-being of Detroit and Hamtramck residents leads to more opportunities for prosperity, education, and community development. Our focus includes:

  • Women’s services
  • Special Olympics
  • Transportation access

 

Civil & Human Rights

As long as someone loves DCFC, they are welcome in NGS, regardless of their personal identities. All people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and initiatives and organizations working to protect the civil and human rights of all Detroit and Hamtramck residents are crucial. Our focus includes:

  • Immigrant & refugee services
  • LGBTQ+ support & inclusion initiatives
  • Anti-violence initiatives
  • Racial equity initiatives

 

Youth Development & Education

Youth are the future of DCFC, NGS, our communities, and our country. Providing opportunities for the growth, development, and support of young people is vital for our collective future and prosperity. Our focus includes:

  • Youth athletics
  • Education
  • Youth empowerment
  • Anti-bullying initiatives

 


Our partners

If you work for an organization that supports the above impact areas, or if you have suggestions of organizations we can partner with, please contact us.

 


Get involved

Want to get involved, contact the Northern Guard:

 


Our initiatives

When we’re not supporting City, our members are working tirelessly to find ways to support the community. We support charitable initiatives large and small year round, with some of the most notable programs that members of our group have started being Prideraiser and Let’s Make Roots.

Prideraiser

Started in 2017 by members of the Northern Guard and Chattahooligans (Chattanooga FC supporters group), Prideraiser helps supporters groups nationwide support LGBTQ+ organizations in their communities. The initiative works by helping the SGs collect pledges during the month of June for each home goal their team scores. In 2018 Prideraiser helped supporters raise more than $50,000 for local LGBTQ+ organizations.

You can find more information about Prideraiser at prideraiser.org

Let’s Make Roots

Let’s Make Roots started in 2016 with a simple mission: to help members of the Hamtramck community who might otherwise not be able to attend a DCFC match get into the game.

Members of NGS started by gathering spare tickets and distributing them to local kids so they could have a chance to join in the fun of a City match.

The initiative has grown over the past three years and the group now partners with Detroit City FC to help gather and distribute tickets to members of the community.

For more information about Let’s Make Roots, follow the program’s Twitter account at twitter.com/letsmakeroots