• National Groceries
  • Koshy George
  • Abdu Market
  • Asset Preservation

Who We Are

It was a great drive and dream of the Malayalees in Detroit and neighboring suburbs to have an association whose main objective is that of preserving and maintaining the culture and heritage of Kerala amongst Detroit Malayalees. This craving led to the inception of Detroit Malayalee Association (DMA) about 42 years ago.Every year, DMA conducts numerous programs and activities for our community’s well-being and its progress. We try to preserve the Malayalee tradition and culture through the activities and events we conduct.

The Association provides opportunities and encourages its members to participate. It also provides a forum for the Malayalees residing in Detroit and neighboring areas to meet and exchange views and also to foster their friendship, goodwill, moral, social, educational, literary, artistic and cultural heritage.

  • Upcoming DMA Events

    Picnic: Saturday July 16, 2022. Venue: Firefighters Park, 1810 W Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48098

    Onam: Saturday September 17, 2022. Venue: Seaholm High School, 2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009

    Christmas : Saturday December 17, 2022. Venue: TBD

  • Our Sponsors

    • Koshy George, Realtor
    • National Groceries
    • SMART
    • Abdu Market
    • Asset Preservation
    • Jubi J Chackunkal
    • Mumbai Market
    • Kumar And Associates
    • Spark Building Energy Solutions
    • Dr Nevin
    • Dr. Richard S. Bernstein, Cosmetic Dentistry

Community Service

The magnanimity of DMA is not limited to USA alone with members adopting a road and cleaning it twice a year in Sterling Heights & Novi, Michigan, but also we have reached out across the globe.


Building Communities

Habitat for Humanity – Our most heart-warming initiative is intervening into the lives of those neglected and lonely – our members their valuable time and effort to repair and re-build the house of a senior citizen.


Serving Communities

Our team of service minded DMA members have dedicated their time, efforts and finances in serving the needing from cooking , serving to rendering financial support to families affected by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.


News and Events

DMA Picnic 2022

Please join us on 16th Jul at Firefighters Park Troy, for a fun-filled DMA picnic!! Barbeque specialties, naadan food, naadan kalikal, kids games, and much more !!

DMA Canned Food Drive

Please contact us with your generous contributions

Women's Day 2022

Detroit Malayalee Association International Women's Day 2022 Celebration. DMA Women's Forum celebrated International Women’s Day with, a session on Women Entrepreneurship by Theresa Schierloh and making blankets for the less fortunate women and children coordinated by Sholy Nair

DMA Scholarships 2022

DMA scholarships are our way of helping you make college affordable. It's open to all high school seniors. Inviting applications for this year's DMA scholarships. Please send your applications before July 15th 2022 to scholarship@dmausa.org. For more details and to download the application form, please visit http://dmausa.org/scholarships.html

DMA 2022 Team

Osborne David will lead the DMA 2022 team as President, along with him Dinesh Lakshmanan (Secretary), Diaz Thomas (Treasurer), Sunil Paingol (Vice President), Krishnakumar Nair (Joint Secretary), Krishnaraj Udayachalam (Joint Treasurer) will be part of the OB team

DMA Christmas 2021

DMA celebrated Christmas on 11th Dec 2021 at Santhome auditorium, Southfield. Highlight of the event was the live music by Saya band. Carol songs, Dances, Christmas theme program, Nadan carol, Drama and fabulous dinner were part of the event. Please checkout DMA youtube channel for event videos