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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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Urban Consulate Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 7Wednesday, November 10

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

How do people change their minds in relation to others? How do we form understanding? Join us Monday evening at the beautiful, spacious Mercantile Library in Cincinnati (or online!) for a candid conversation with Mary Annette Pember, Dr. Robin Martin, Viann Barnett & Elissa Yancey, hosted by Naimah Bilal & Megan Trischler. Featuring live music by Preston Bell Charles III. Free & open, all welcome thanks to support from the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation.

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C H I C A G O L A N D

When Matthew Stevenson invited R. Derek Black to Shabbat dinner, it set Derek on a transformative path toward unlearning his beliefs. The rest is chronicled in the book Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist. What can we learn from their story? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green to welcome Derek & Matthew to Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House — or tune in online!

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D E T R O I T   +   M E M P H I S

A landmark tower and factory, vacant for 20 years, in the historically Black neighborhood of Orange Mound in Memphis, is now getting a makeover — into an ambitious mixed-use development for Black art, entrepreneurship, retail & housing. Led by a collective of artists from Unapologetic and Tone, this 7‑acre site is no small undertaking. How are they making it happen?

Join Urban Consulate host Orlando P. Bailey & our friends at Building Community Value at the historic Cochrane House in Detroit for an intimate conversation with co-developer James Dukes (aka IMAKEMADBEATS) of Unapologetic.

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Seating is limited. RSVP required.
Mask & temp checks at the door.

This conversation will be filmed for Next City and later broadcast!
Made possible thanks to Ford Foundation.

C I N C I N N A T I

Join us for a special advance screening of our next public television episode of Urban Consulate Presents hosted by Naimah Bilal on CET exploring what equity in education looks like with Black students and educators in the city. How are they working to advance antiracist policies and practices to improve positive outcomes for students? Premiere followed by interactive dialogue.

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C H I C A G O L A N D

Are we aware of how much media influences our thinking? How can we stop the spread of misinformation and polarization? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green to welcome Dr. Stephanie EdgerlyAssociate Professor and Director of Research at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, to Courageous Conversations presented by Urban Consulate at Barrington’s White House (& online!)

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P O D C A S T

What do we have to do in our bodies, minds & hearts to stay present and to not give up, even when it’s hard? Zina & Jess welcome the amazing Dr. Krista Robinson-Lyles of Hope Education Group for a beautiful, personal conversation about practical ways to listen to our bodies, ask ourselves questions, and find our joy, anyhow” as we surf the waves of building more just and equitable communities.

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Start: 
Thursday, October 7 

End: 
Wednesday, November 10 

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