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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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Join Network for Developing Conscious Communities and CURE for Conversations on Black Community Development

Tuesday, July 21 @ 8:00 amWednesday, August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Join Network for Developing Conscious Communities (NDCC) and Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE), for a free multi-part webinar series highlighting Conversations on Black Community Development,” as they address the historic systematic racial policies and practices which have impeded advancing wealth building, economic development and racial equity.

The first webinar will take place from 7 — 8:30 pm EST on July 21.

Topic: What Is Conscious Community Development? The Importance of Strengthening Black Ecosystems


Panelists will share their perspectives on the importance of shifting the national community development culture to fully recognize and explore the need for conscious community development, the actions needed to generate momentum for policy change, and the failure in advocating for a reparation’s plan for Black communities.

Future Webinars: 7 — 8:30 pm EST

  • Wednesday, July 29: Re-Imagining Black Neighborhoods: Moving Beyond the Legacy of White Dominant Community Development Practices
  • Wednesday, August 5: Developing Urban and Rural Economic Development and Wealth Building Policies for Black Communities
  • Wednesday, August 12: Reparations: Reconstructing Black Wealth and Economic Prosperity
  • Wednesday, August 19: Open-Format Discussion and Call to Action

To register for their first webinar on July 21, click here. For questions or assistance, please email


Tuesday, July 21 @ 8:00 am

Wednesday, August 19 @ 5:00 pm

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