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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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Co-ops, Equitable Community Development, & the Transition to a People’s Cooperative Economy in Detroit”

Monday, May 10 @ 5:30 pm8:00 pm

Co-ops, Equitable Community Development, & the Transition to a People’s Cooperative Economy in Detroit” — Mon, May 10 5:30–8pm.


The goal of this forum is to hold space for an honest dialogue about the misalignments that exist in how we define equitable development” and how we might seek alignment in expanding our imagination to new economic models when we envision the future of our neighborhoods. DCWF will share information about the relationship between cooperative economic development and equitable neighborhood development, and guest panelists will share their visions for a People’s Cooperative Economy” in Detroit. Panelists will include Jerry Hebron of North East Christian CDC, Glen Miles & Mason Herson-Hord of Detroit Build & Fight and the Symbiosis Research Collective, and Malik Yakini of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, and more TBA. Finally, you’ll be able to join the conversation in breakout discussions about the present and potential roles and relationships between grassroots organizers and local nonprofits/CDOs in the movement towards building a new, people-centered economy.

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Monday, May 10

5:30 pm — 8:00 pm

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