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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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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.  Are you a Detroit resident with experience in coordinating multiple/complicated details?  Are you a communicator, adept at reaching out on different levels with different people?  Are you interested in community development in Detroit?  Are you a learner, ready to hone your skills and move up to the next level in your career? Are you flexible, and a thinker, interested in designing and supporting ever-changing community processes and strategies?

Here’s the Job:

  • Report to:  Initiative Manager, Maggie DeSantis
  • Worksite:  Main Office at Hannan House in midtown Detroit; work from home when appropriate
  • Salary/Bens:  Full Time Payroll Position, up to $40,000 plus benefits

Duties/Time Allocation:

Meeting Coordination (15%): for committee meetings, task forces; notices, confirmations, refreshments and set-up, attendance at all meetings, notes/documentation

Event Coordination (15%): Coordinate details of quarterly forums and annual Summit (50 — 200 attendees);

Data Base Management (5%):  over 200 stakeholder organizations and growing; upkeep and maintenance

External Communications (15%):  calls/texts/emails with stakeholders as directed; monitoring/updating website (WordPress); weekly updates/responses on Facebook and other social media; creation of PPT decks, flyers

Community Development Research (15%): identifying and scheduling Grass Roots and Community Development Organizations for deep-dive research through prescribed interviews (and transcribing/editing interviews)

Meeting Documentation (15%): transcribing recorded meetings, converting to archival documentation

Office Management (10%): monthly office supply/ordering, external printing of advertising materials, printing of meeting documents, maintaining and organizing electronic files

Thought Partnership (10%):  thinking together with the Initiative Manager on development of strategy and process to help BECDD reach its goals

If you are a match,  please contact us and send your resume, by December 1, to


Sunday, December 1

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