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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 Neighborhoods and the new Election Map: Make Your Voice Heard!

Tuesday, June 15 @ 5:00 pmThursday, June 17 @ 5:00 pm

Next week, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.  will hold hearings in Detroit to get input on the State’s new election map. For the first time, regular people can have a voice in this process and as a community and neighborhood leader, your voice is critical.

Over decades, dozens of neighborhoods across the City have had their political representation carved up based on narrow political interests. The result has often been confusion, disinterest, and mistrust in the electoral process.   As leaders in your neighborhood, we hope you consider participating in these hearings:


Tues. June 15, 5pm Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Dr Detroit 48235
Thurs. June 17, 5pm Detroit TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd Detroit 48226


The maps attached show the current boundaries for the State House, Senate and Congress.  Look at how your neighborhood has been affected, how you would change it and then consider providing public comment at the hearing or submitting written testimony to:

Some points to consider:


  • Respect neighborhood boundaries in drawing the election map
  • Preserve communities of interest (ethnic, cultural, etc.) 
  • Draw boundaries that follow major thoroughfares whenever possible


Tuesday, June 15 @ 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 17 @ 5:00 pm

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