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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 Opportunities with CEDAM

Wednesday, April 7 @ 10:00 amWednesday, April 28 @ 10:00 am

CEDAM is seeking AmeriCorps host sites!

Did you know that we place more than 40 service members in communities across the state every year? CEDAM’s AmeriCorps programs allow our members to grow their programs with added staff capacity while also investing in the next generation of leaders in the field!

Specifically, AmeriCorps members build capacity for anti-poverty or financial stability programs. Icnterested in hosting a member? Visit for more details or register for our upcoming informational webinar on Wednesday, April 7 at 10am EST.

Register for the informational webinar

CEDAM is seeking 10 communities to host a fellow for the 2021–2022 cohort! Join us for an informational webinar April 8 at 10am EST to learn more about the program.

Eligible applicants are municipalities engaged in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Program and can be working toward Essentials, Certification, or already Certified. Fellows will start a 15-month placement in October 2021 and will increase capacity to support RRC engagement and community economic development projects.

You can also learn more about the program by visiting our website

Register for the informational webinar

CED 101: Climate Equity

Community economic development is intuitively linked with our environment in many ways, but it often falls victim to being an afterthought. Join us for our next CED 101 webinar on climate equity to learn about how Eastside Community Network is using green initiatives to advance equity in Detroit.

Presenter: Richard Ackerman, director of climate equity at Eastside Community Network.


In 2019, Governor Whitmer established the Poverty Task Force to bring together various stakeholders to develop an anti-poverty plan for Michigan. The Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity (LEO) recently released the 2021 Poverty Task Force Report, which outlines more than 30 policy recommendations to strengthen anti-poverty initiatives and bring opportunity to more Michiganders. Several recommendations strongly align with CEDAM members’ work and our policy priorities.

On April 28 at 10am EST, join CEDAM, LEO, and members of the Poverty Task Force Advisory Committee for a conversation about the report and how we can advance policy recommendations that will help our members and the communities you serve.


Wednesday, April 7 @ 10:00 am

Wednesday, April 28 @ 10:00 am

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