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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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DESC’s YouthBuild Program 2021

Monday, February 1

DESC is currently recruiting for their 2021 YouthBuild Program, which is scheduled to begin later this month. If you are aware of current participants or alumni who may be interested in the skilled trades, please refer them!

You can click HERE:‑2–1/ for further details regarding the program. Please share widely. You may also view a VIDEO of former YouthBuild participants in action! [YouthBuild overview starts at mark 1:54]:

For questions, contact Natasha Gilbert, YouthBuild Manager at or 313.788.7200, ext. 548.


Monday, February 1

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