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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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Detroit CDO Database

Detroit’s Community Development organizations have been at work in Detroit’s neighborhoods for many years. These are organizations whose work aligns with BECDD’s working definition of Community Development Organization (CDO). This definition focuses on the five community development roles: facilitation/collaboration, resident engagement and empowerment, resident support, economic development and community planning/advocacy.

The information presented here has been provided by, and is published with the permission of, the executive leaders of the Community Development Organizations that are described herein. BECDD would appreciate any users of this database respecting the intent of this information: to promote and support Detroit neighborhoods. When using this database please acknowledge that the source of the information is Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit. BECDD will not responsible for the inappropriate use of this database.


Community Development Organization Interviews

We will continue to update this with more interviews we have that are now in process.