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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

BECDD 2020 Summit

Photograph from the 2020 Summit held on December 2 and 3 on Zoom. Nearly 190 people joined a Zoom call for a two day virtual gathering of Detroit’s voices of all ages around the topic: The Impossible is Now Possible. Another Us is Necessary. What Should Happen Next in Detroit Neighborhoods? And Who Will Step Up? 


A panel of Detroit’s young leaders:

Izzi Figueiredo, Michigan Roundtable

Mohammed Muntakim, DPSCDoff4EID Campaign

Gabriela Santiago-Romero, We The People Michigan

Landis Spencer, Detroit Socialists of America

Nyasia Valdez, Inside Southwest Detroit and Equitable Internet Initiative

Nakia Wallace, Detroit Will Breathe

Breakout Sessions:

Mental Health in a Time of Virtual Learning: The 482Forward Youth Organizing Collective

Policy and Politics in the Neighborhoods: Bridging Communities, Inc. and Villages CDC; Detroit Action: Offices of Council Members Raquel Castenada Lopez and Mary Sheffield

Development in the Neighborhoods: The Equitable Development Table (U of M, Deep Dive Detroit LLC, Building Community Value, Doing Development Differently in Detroit)

Justice and Police Behavior in the Neighborhoods: Detroit Justice Center; Coalition for Police Transparency and Accountability; Detroit Will Breathe; ALPAC

Equity and Property in the Neighborhoods: Detroit Future City; Center for Equity, Engagement and Research

Revolutionary Love Between the Generations: Congress of Communities; Eastside Community Network; BridgeDetroit; Community Development Advocates of Detroit


Alondra Alvarez, Congress of Communities and 482Forward

Orlando Bailey, BridgeDetroit and The Urban Consulate

Yusef Bunchy’ Shakur, Michigan Roundtable and Community Movement Builders