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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

Equity in Detroit Neighborhoods

At the BECDD 2018 and 2019 Annual Summits, BECDD stakeholders presented several foundational” statements that they developed, to represent the values and philosophy that should guide how community development is carried out in Detroit. At the 2020 BECDD Virtual Summit, these ideas were reinforced. Read them here and let us know your thoughts!

Equitable Development Framework (including Vision for Detroit Neighborhoods, Values for Community Development and Definition of Equitable Development)

Statement of Commitment to Equity in the Community Development Profession

Call To Action for Policy Priorities 

Principles of Engagement Between City Government and Neighborhoods

In 2019 the BECDD Funders Discussion Group asked consultants Garland Yates and John Ziraldo to research models around the country for Equitable Community Development Funding.  Their report and recommendations examine both the national and local Detroit context, reminds us of the origins of Community Development in the USA and its commitment to equity, offers several examples of equitable funding models, and makes recommendations for what Detroit community development stakeholders can do to disrupt inequitable development in Detroit and generate equitable development.