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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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Virtual Developing Vibrant Communities (DVC) conference

Wednesday, September 15 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm


Registration is now OPEN for CEDAM & CDAD’s virtual Developing Vibrant Communities (DVC) conference September 15, 2021!

We are excited to be hosting hosting DVC as part of CDAD’s 5th annual Community Development Week. This year’s conference will focus on how community developers can (and have been) centering diversity, equity, and inclusion through policy advocacy, organizational change, and intentional programming.

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Featuring Keynote Speaker Tamika Butler

Sponsored by: Federal Home Loan Bank

We are excited to welcome opening keynote speaker Tamika Butler! Tamika L. Butler is Black, queer, and unapologetic. She is a PhD student in the Urban Planning Department at UCLA and a national expert and speaker on issues related to the built environment, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, organizational behavior, and change management. From speaking, to writing, to training, Tamika has worked with a myriad of clients. As the Principal + Founder of Tamika L. Butler Consulting, she focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity, and social justice. 

Event Details

Location: Virtual with in-person networking opportunity

Date: September 15, 2021

Cost: CDAD/CEDAM members: Free, Nonmembers$35

ASL services and Closed Captioning will be provided for all virtual sessions

Register today!


Wednesday, September 15 

1:00 pm — 5:00 pm 

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