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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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Green Your Neighborhood Community Forum

March 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am2:00 pm

Experience free workshops, refreshments and a rain barrel raffle at this event as well as exciting speakers from the University of Washington, College of the Environment; the University of Michigan; and Wayne State University.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kathleen Wolf (University of Washington, College of the Environment) will discuss public health and green infrastructure.

Guest Speaker, Branko Kerkez (University of Michigan) will discuss monitoring water quality in the 21st Century.

Guest Speaker, Sundeep Varma (Ph.D. Student, Wayne State University) will discuss MicroBuoy water quality censors.

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March 16, 2019

9:30 am — 2:00 pm


Wayne County Community College Eastern Campus
5901 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48213 United States