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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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Monday, April 12 @ 7:00 pmWednesday, May 12 @ 9:00 pm

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Women are working to build better cities. Are cities working for women? Join Urban Consulate Cincinnati hosted by Naimah Bilal and Megan Trischler with guests Dani McClain, reporter on race & reproductive health and Kiana Trabue of The Health Collaborative. Featuring spoken word by Elese Daniel and interactive breakout dialogue. Presented in partnership with AfrochineThe Mercantile Library and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation.
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Across the country, Black city-builders are imagining and building more just and beautiful communities. What are they learning & dreaming? Join host Orlando P. Bailey on Wednesday, April 21, 1pm ET for the premiere of Urban Consulate Confidential, a new series of candid conversations rooted in radical truth, joy & love. Followed by weekly watch parties Wednesdays 7pm ET. Presented in partnership with Next City and Ford Foundation.


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How can we think intersectionally about barriers to belonging? Courageous Conversations hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green welcome special guests Jason Altmann, Director of Access and Disability Services at Harper College, and Crystal Kelley Schwartz, language mentor, educator & disability advocate. Followed by interactive breakout dialogue. ASL interpreting will be provided.


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Monday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 12 @ 9:00 pm

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