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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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What’s Going On discussion with Yusef Shakur

Wednesday, July 28 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

We empower individuals to transform communities and the workplace to
overcome racism, discrimination, systemic inequities, and institutional and inherent bias.
Next Conversation this Wednesday @ 6:30p
The Michigan Roundtable invites you to join our series of
radical conversations hosted by Yusef Shakur with guest speakers
from across the country.
Yusef Bunchy Shakur is hosting a raw and intimate bi-weekly dialogue series with organizers, leaders, and thinkers from across the country centered on current events and issues. We will be covering a range of topics that intersect race, gender, and class from socio-economic, political, and social justice lenses. In each segment, we will also delve into our guest’s individual transformation and how they are answering the call for social justice. We will have opportunities throughout each segment for Q&A and audience engagement.
The next conversation in our series is this Wednesday at 6:30p with Tef Poe, an American rapper, musician, and activist from St. Louis, Missouri. He is one of the co-founders of HandsUpUnited which is a collective of politically engaged minds building towards the liberation of oppressed Black, Brown, and poor people through education, art, civil disobedience, advocacy, and agriculture.
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Kareem Jackson is better known by his stage name Tef Poe (short for Teflon Poetix). Through his uncompromising poetic rhymes and lyrical delivery, emcee Tef Poe, is proving to the music industry that he is heir to the throne. Tef harbors the quintessence of a natural artist and entertainer. He proposed his growth garnering a reputation for being one of St. Louis’ elite battle rappers affording him numerous hip hop awards such as Lyricist of the Year from the Evening Whirl.
Tef is one of the co-founders of the HandsUpUnited movement. Tef has consistently advocated grass-roots involvement in improving the lives of African Americans and in racial justice within and outside the United States. In his art and activism, he insists on the value of local people taking charge of conversations about their own communities rather than relying on national organizations.
Sneak Peak: What’s Coming Up in the Series
August 11, 2021
Youth Movement & Engagement
with Kobie Ruffin


Wednesday, July 28

6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

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