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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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Upcoming CEDAM Webinars and Events

October 14, 2021October 23, 2022

This year the Developing Vibrant Communities (DVC) conference (October 14–16) is a part of Strengthening Resilient Communities | The National Forum, a collaborative two-week event hosted in partnership with nine statewide and national community economic development associations. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how CED leaders from your own backyard and across the country are recovering through COVID-19, advocating on behalf of their community, and fighting for a more equitable future. 

Register using code: Michigan 

For an additional $75, you can register for the All-Access Pass. Purchasing this pass will unlock all of the sessions from each of the participating events (Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina, and NACEDA) within the National Forum. There will be something every day that you can attend from October 13–23! 

We’ve organized breakout sessions included in the All-Access Pass in the following categories:

You can view a list of all of the forum’s sessions here.


October 14, 2021 

Sunday, October 23 

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