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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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Detroit Future City’s Conversations to Advance Economic Equity in Metro Detroit

Monday, July 13Thursday, December 31

Detroit Future City’s new Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research is working to advance economic equity in Metro Detroit by engaging with stakeholders and decision makers to develop a shared definition of economic equity, identify Metro Detroit-specific indicators to measure long-term impact, and provide up-to-date research and data.

The Center will conduct a series of conversations with stakeholders to inform this work between July and December 2020. They are kicking off their first wave of engagement this month and want to hear from you!

There are 3 ways to participate in their first wave of engagement:

Attend a virtual stakeholder event (dates from July 13–22):

If you are unable to attend an event, fill out the form to tell them about your organization’s equity work:

Submit a video, audio, or text file to share your thoughts and experiences surrounding economic equity:


Monday, July 13

Thursday, December 31

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