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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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Ujamaa in Detroit: Black Liberation & Building the Cooperative Economy

Monday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm8:00 pm

Ujamaa in Detroit: Black Liberation & Building the Cooperative Economy
Mon, June 21, 5:30–8:30pm
Location TBA, outdoors in-person 
This event will feature a short history of cooperative economic practices by Black people in America, plus local panelists (TBA) giving their input on the relationship between Black liberation and cooperative economics, and how their organizations are helping to build the local cooperative economy.
The second half of the event will be group breakouts reflecting on what could come out of these forums, which practices we’ve discussed are most relevant to the needs of Detroit neighborhoods, and what an alliance between neighborhood development organizations and community organizers to build & support cooperative economics in Detroit might look like.
Light refreshments will be provided
Social distancing will be observed 
We hope you’ll join us! You’ll find the flyer below, feel free to share with your networks!


Monday, June 21

5:30 pm — 8:00 pm

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