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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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Shift Series

Wednesday, November 10 @ 4:00 pmSaturday, December 4 @ 4:00 pm

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Designing and implementing significant change for children facing poverty requires thorough and interconnected considerations of data, policy, and people’s voices. National legislation is being enacted to slash child poverty by almost half, city government has set priorities on intergenerational poverty, and local programs are pushing back against economic and racial inequity. Join our panelists to discuss how they’ve used multiple tools to influence federal, city, and neighborhood shifts that affect our most vulnerable populations.
SHIFT Series: Save the Dates - Nov 10 and Dec 8
Leading the

Uplifting Our Teaching Profession With and For Educators 

Full speaker lineup coming soon!

Building Change
that Lasts: 

A Conversation with Black Women Scaling Social Impact

Full speaker lineup coming soon!

Sharing Our Fund I Portfolio Progress
We recently shared our Fund I story with Crain’s Detroit, including how we’ve leveraged an additional $8M to launch and grow our portfolio organizations. Some highlights of our progress include:
The Center for Employment Opportunities has employed 250 returning citizens in Detroit… Not only was the goal to find employment, but those employed through their program had dramatically lower recidivism rates.”
The New Teacher Center is one of the pillars of the [DPSCD] districts’ vision to lift and support the entire profession. So far, more than 150 new teachers have taken part in the program.”
And Springboard Collaborative we’ve already had 1,000 kids going through this program over the first year, most with a parent or family member also participating, following its summer 2020 launch.”
News from Around the Network
Charlotte leads a $1.2 million investment into Alternatives to Violence, an interrupter program led by community members from violence-stricken neighborhoods that trains them to intercede before violence happens and to help prevent recurrences. [Charlotte Observer]

Atlanta selects Center for Employment Opportunities as its first investment, after identifying criminal justice reform and smart decarceration as key opportunity areas to close the racial wealth gap. [GreenLight Fund]

Philadelphia welcomes Executive Director Felicia Rinier. With over a decade of experience leading and expanding grassroots community engagement efforts across the Philadelphia metro area and is psionate about bringing lasting impact and equitable change. [Generocity]

Baltimore welcomes Executive Director Ryan Turner. A Baltimore native, Ryan has worked to establish equitable support structures for communities that have been impacted by systemic racism. [Baltimore Business Journal]


Wednesday, November 10 @ 4:00 pm 

Saturday, December 4 @ 4:00 pm 

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