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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 is Building the Engine Contributing to Detroit?

  • Over 200 stakeholder organizations engaged
  • Better understanding of community development
  • Broad-based consensus on foundational values for community development in Detroit
  • Evidence-based finding: Social Cohesion” is the building block for strong neighborhoods
  • An array of nascent City-CDO partnerships
  • Data, research, learnings on community development systems in Detroit + 5 cities
  • A structure to coordinate and monitor the whole system
  • A community development capacity building delivery system for Detroit
  • Five project concepts for testing in 2019–2020….
    • Neighborhood Vitality” Success Framework
    • Coordinated Community Development Capacity Building Function
    • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
    • City-CDO Partnership Concept
    • Community Development Career Navigation Model