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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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Join the Network for Developing Conscious Communities

April 30, 2021April 30, 2023

NDCC is a national network organization built on fostering conscious community development practices among Black led community development organizations and small businesses. Through implementing the principles of conscious community development, NDCC works to connect Black leaders with building equitable and cooperative communities through the use of mindful spiritual principles, cultural connectivity and inclusive community engagement practices.

As an NDCC member, you’ll be able to play an active role in our work nationally including:

Network with other organizations and grassroots leaders

NDCC offers several opportunities to expand your personal network of community developers. With a network of over 60 professionals, non-profit organizations and small businesses — members tell us they particularly appreciate the opportunities to develop working relationships with their fellow professionals and allies who support conscious community building”.

Increase your individual or organizational capacity

Gain skills and knowledge to develop both personally and organizationally. Your involvement allows you to stay informed about the complexities and challenges faced by under-resourced Black organizations and communities, as we build towards economic sufficiency.

Share best practices through the NDCC Network

NDCC provides access to a network of organizations and individuals to share best practices and solutions. Participate in peer-sharing workshops and events including NDCC’s National Conference – which brings together community development practitioners, business leaders, academics, spiritual thought leaders, and others from across the country – who are committed to the success of Black and dis-invested communities.

Membership in our organization requires commitment and dedication. As a national organization addressing the needs of Black communities – our responsibility is large — and we are always looking for new members to join us in meeting the needs of our community.

Many people enjoy their membership with us and find the intentionality of our organization helps meet their need to grow consciously and network. Please visit our FAQs page to find out more about NDCC membership.

If you have any questions about membership or our organization, please feel to contact us at


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April 30, 2023

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