You're using an outdated browser. For the BECDD website to function properly, please update your browser to a modern browser.

Otherwise, dismiss this message and view the BECDD website (but things won't look right.)

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
Loading Events
Share this event:

2021 Municipal Movement Politics Academy

Tuesday, January 12Saturday, April 17

2021 Municipal Movement Politics Academy

Who: current or prospective campaign staff or candidates in a 2021 municipal election

When: The course is SEVEN weeks long. Sessions are split into weeknight and Saturday sessions. Set dates are as follows; all weeknight training will run from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, and all Saturday training will run from 10 am to 4 pm.

Week 1

  • Tuesday, March 2nd
  • Thursday, March 4th

Week 2

  • Wednesday, March 10th
  • Saturday, March 13th

Week 3

  • Tuesday, March 16th
  • Saturday, March 20th

Week 4 

  • Tuesday, March 23rd
  • Thursday, March 25th

Week 5 

  • Wednesday, March 31st

Week 6

  • Optional session: Either April 6,7 or 8th: we will host a Q&A with champion movement politicians who served office
  • Saturday, April 10th

Week 7 

  • Optional session: Either April 13th, 14th, 15th: we will host a Q&A with champion movement politicians who served office
  •  Saturday, April 17th

**All weeknight training will run from 6 pm to 8:30 pm, and all Saturday training will run from 10 am to 4 pm**

****Participants must attend ALL sessions in real-time on Zoom**** 

Where: All sessions will be occurring via ZOOM video.

What: We will be covering the following topics

  • Introduction to Movement Politics
  • Power & Self Interest
  • One to Ones & propositions
  • Field Plans for People Powered Campaigns
  • Endorsements
  • Fundraising & Data
  • Messaging, Narrative, Core Communications Skills, Stump Speeches 
  • Scaled Organizing: Distributed, Relational, and Building Volunteer Teams
  • Planning to Win: Crash Course on Making a Campaign Plan

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Our Movement Politics team reviews applications. Once reviewed, applicants will complete an interview before a decision is made on their acceptance into the program. Once accepted, individuals will pay the $100 training fee to secure their spot in the program.

Cost: $100 per participant. Limited scholarships are available. Please email  if you are interested in a scholarship.

NOTE: candidates running for office and have already filed to run are not eligible for a scholarship due to campaign finance laws.



Tuesday, January 12

Saturday, April 17

Event Category: