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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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October 2019

New Classes and New Growth at the Institute of Music and Dance

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

The Institute of Music and Dance (IMD) is growing! While offering the same great dance and music classes community members have loved for years, the IMD now offers a wide range of visual arts classes as well.

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UM-Dearborn’s Free Workshops to Community Organization, Nonprofits and Neighborhood Groups

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

The Institute for Local Government, housed in Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn offers free workshops to community organizations, non-profits, and neighborhood groups in partnership with BECDD. This year we are repeating a few with more focus on smaller organizations, and with two presenters who work with community groups on a regular base. There are three exciting workshops.

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November 2019

Friday, November 1

Funding Opportunities

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Funding Opportunities

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Various funding opportunities that may be of interest to you or your organizations.

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Thursday, November 21

BECDD’s Stakeholder Forum at Eastern Market Shed 5

5:00 pm — 8:00 pm

BECDD’s Stakeholder Forum at Eastern Market Shed 5

5:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) at our 3rd Stakeholder Forum, for a Detroit dialogue:
Community Organizing in Detroit: What Is It? Why Is It Important?”

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December 2019

BECDD is Seeking a Full Time Project Manager!

Sunday, December 1

We’re seeking a full-time Project Manager for a one-year position starting January 2020, with potential for the position to be renewed depending on funding and performance.

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Sunday, December 1

Enterprise Community Partners is Hiring!

12:00 am — 11:59 pm

Enterprise Community Partners is Hiring!

12:00 am — 11:59 pm

Enterprise Community Partners is looking for an Affordable Housing Program Director to join their Detroit team. 

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Operation Able’s Essentials of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Are you interested in a career in a restaurant or hotel? This 12 week course is to prepare students for full-time employment in the restaurant industry.

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Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and CSW’s Detroit Workforce Academy

12:00 am — 11:59 pm

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program is pleased to be partnering with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce to launch the Detroit Workforce Leadership Academy. They are currently accepting applications for Fellows. Deadline December 9 at 5pm.

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Tuesday, December 17

Save the Date: BECDD 2019 Summit

8:30 am — 4:30 pm

Save the Date: BECDD 2019 Summit

8:30 am — 4:30 pm

Save the Date for the 2019 BECDD Summit!

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Tuesday, December 31

Are You a Detroit GRO? BECDD Wants to Interview You!

12:00 am — 11:59 pm

Are You a Detroit GRO? BECDD Wants to Interview You!

12:00 am — 11:59 pm

Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) wants to interview all the Detroit grass roots organizations! BECDD is partnering with CDAD to update their dmunity tool where you can let people know about your organization and celebrate the great work you do for your neighborhood.

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