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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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Michigan Main Street Training Series 2019

Tuesday, June 11 @ 8:00 am4:00 pm

Enjoy a day‐long workshop covering the fundamentals of the Main Street Approach TM to strategic and volunteer‐driven efforts for neighborhood organizing and commercial corridor revitalization.


Morning Session: MAIN STREET BASICS.  Attendees will leave this session with strategies for:

  • Identifying an area for focused revitalization efforts
  • Developing an effective organizational structure and determining roles and
    responsibilities for your community development organization
  • Building broad based community support designed to help your community development organization reach your goals
  • Growing volunteer capacity
  • Communicating effectively with neighborhood stakeholders and partners

Afternoon Session: MAIN STREET IN PRACTICE.  During this session attendees will learn:

  • Strategies for developing an effective budget to support your community development organization
  • Tactics for fundraising to develop projects and programming that support commercial corridor revitalization efforts
  • National examples from urban neighborhoods and commercial corridors utilizing the Main Street Approach TM to guide their revitalization efforts



Tuesday, June 11

8:00 am — 4:00 pm


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IBEW Local 58
1358 Abbott Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States