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Progress Dashboard

Where have we been?

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods

2016 Annual Summit


2016 Summit Notes

Comprehensive notes from the summit, including recommendations, commentary, remarks and consensus decisions reached.

Big Questions in Community Development: Our Values, Our Direction

A discussion of important questions, from: What does Community Development mean for Detroit?” to How do we revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit?”

Community Development Definitions

A working definition of community development, which may morph and change as we move through the system-building process.

Framework for Neighborhood Success Measures

A beginning framework for what stakeholders see as success” in neighborhoods. 

Detroit Community Development System Structure

Recommendations for how a system of many different parts with many different stakeholders can be coordinated in a collaborative way to begin to move the needle on neighborhoods in a positive way.