Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) is a citywide process to strengthen all of our neighborhoods by building a coordinated, equitable system for community development work in Detroit.
ACTION ALERT: We expect HB 5820–5821, bills that create the Michigan Community Investment Pilot Program, to have a committee hearing next Tuesday, December 1. Now is the time for supporters to contact their state representatives and urge support for HBs 5820–5821. This is especially critical if you live in the district of a committee member.
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Vision Statement for Detroit Neighborhoods
All people in every neighborhood in the city of Detroit live, work, and engage in healthy, thriving, sustainable and inclusive communities.
What is BECDD?
Building the Engine is a process to build a…
Community Development System with many elements:
- System Governance & Coordination Element Equal partners working to keep the system accessible and effective for all neighborhoods.
- Capacity Building & Certification Element Effective, sustainable neighborhood-based organizations supported by a collaborative group of intermediary/support organizations.
- System Capitalization Element Sustainable public and private resources for the entire system to thrive in our neighborhoods.
- Neighborhood Voice & Advocacy Element A citywide structure and process that articulates and advocates neighborhood priorities, focusing on equitable development.
- Data & Evaluation Element Measuring progress with “Neighborhood Vitality” success measures, with universal access to neighborhood data.
- Education & Career Pipeline Element An equitable pipeline of prepared, professional community development practitioners and strong resident leaders.
- City Engagement Element City government joining forces with neighborhood-based organizations to institutionalize community development partnerships and generate city and state policy that supports vital neighborhoods.
- High-capacity CDOs and strong GROs serving all neighborhoods.
- Powered-up resident leaders.
- Collaborative foundations.
- Responsive city government partnering with neighborhoods.
- Effective intermediaries/support organizations.
- Relevant and supportive academia.
- Engaged human service institutions.
- Connected businesses.
Strong, Vital Neighborhoods Throughout the Whole City of Detroit