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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
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2016 Annual Summit

Reports

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.