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Where have we been?

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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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Saturday, February 20Friday, March 26


Michigan Engineering Zone looking for Detroit partners
U‑M’s Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is looking for Detroit-based community partners willing to meet with Detroit High School students participating in Future Read Scholars, a STEM-based leadership development program. During the first session, community groups will share about the work they do in Detroit, the needs they address in the community, and some of the problems that they face in their work. Student groups will then work collaboratively to understand the problems and ideate solutions and prototypes that could impact that work. During the second session, student groups will present back to community partners for feedback. For more information or to sign up, email

If you’re working on an innovative climate tech solution and need help building your company, Venture For ClimateTech can help. Venture For ClimateTech is a new global non-profit venture studio + accelerator providing innovators with non-dilutive funding, as well as the tools, training, and talent to launch a company around their impactful climate tech solution. Participation in the free, virtual six-month program is open to applicants anywhere in the world. Applications are open now through March 12.

To help you assess whether the program is right for you, informational sessions will be held starting late January covering what participants can expect from the program, success stories from founders through similar programs, and how to apply.

Michigan Cleantech Hardware Accelerator program
Centrepolis is offering the Michigan Cleantech Hardware Accelerator program as funded by the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE).  The program supports Michigan-based entrepreneurs and small businesses who are developing cleantech hardware products or processes that provide an energy efficiency or energy waste reduction benefit. Funding support can be applied for to support product development and demonstration activities.  Contact Dan Radomski

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC)

Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) is the business voice for advanced energy in Michigan. They offer members, expertise, networking and events to advance the energy industry in Michigan.

The 9th Annual Michigan EIBC Energy Innovators Conference will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 7 from 9:10 am to 12:30 pm. For more information or if you’re interested in joining you can register here: 9th Annual Energy Innovators Conference

TECHTOWN DETROIT HIRING | Human Resource Director

TechTown Detroit is looking to hire a full-time Human Resources Director. Visit the link to check out other jobs with metro Detroit start-ups, small businesses and knowledge-industry employers.

REACH ACCELERATOR | National Association of Realtors ® CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

Looking to scale your PropTech company? Apply to be part of the NAR REACH accelerator and experience a global network unlike any other! REACH is a unique technology scale-up program created by Second Century Ventures, the most active global fund in real estate technology. Backed by the National Association of Realtors®, Second Century Venture leverages the association’s more than 1.4 million members and an unparalleled network of executives within real estate and adjacent industries.

JOIN | IAAP Built Environments Community
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) encourages professionals working in the built environment to engage with other professionals and experts in its Accessible Built Environments Community of Practice. This networking and resources sharing space is available to all IAAP Members. Join the IAAP Built Environments Community today to introduce yourself, participate in discussions and share knowledge.

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY | Mobility Professional (Virtual) Certification Program from the College of Engineering

Six-week courses online and on-demand starting February 22nd
A journey toward mobility leadership has begun at Wayne State University. We’ve dedicated ourselves to moving things — and people — faster, safer and farther. In partnership with Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company providing online learning ecosystems for business, higher education and K‑12, Wayne State is providing certification courses aimed at those interested in career training or upskilling within the next-gen mobility sector.”




Data for Public Good Symposium — 2/25 & 2/26
Are you interested in learning more about community-university collaborations on data analysis or program evaluation? Statistics in the Community (STATCOM),  the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) and Ginsberg’s Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC), invite you to attend the 4th annual Data for Public Good Symposium hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 and will showcase the many research efforts and community-based partnerships at U‑M that focus on improving humanity by using data for public good. Learn more and sign-up here.

T‑RUST @ Wayne State University | Virtual Seminar Series
Upcoming Seminar Environmental Solutions to Industrial Challenges”

Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 10AM

Register Here or check out past presentations from 2020

AVL Mobility Tech Days
Join mobility experts across the industry in uncovering the trends and technologies driving the future of clean, affordable, and connected mobility. During the free two-day digital event, March 3–4, 2021, hear from electrification, emissions, and ADAS/AD experts and discover how our innovative solutions are driving the future of mobility.

This event is ideal for those in lab management, emission research, and/or vehicle calibration and development at light duty, and heavy duty OEMs, Tier 1s, and small engine manufacturers.

VIRTUAL ENERGY WEEK 2021 | Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Energy Week 2021 will feature a series of forums, panel discussions and special events designed to engage industry, students, faculty, staff, government officials, innovators in technology and the public on the future of energy research, policy and education on March 22–26, 2021.


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Friday, March 26

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