Archive for July, 2015

How can young people contribute to their neighborhoods, and work in their community with adults?

The first step for adults when working with a young person is to  take a step back and ask them what they want in their community and what they want to see happen. Help them figure out projects and program to help them improve their neighborhood like fixing up a park, adding a basketball rim or neighborhood cleanups. Most young adults love to use social media, so maybe adults can work with the young person to learn how to use ...

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Statewide Community Benefits Conference: Justice for Our Neighborhoods

By Kathy Ralston, summer 2015 intern for CDAD

On Friday June 5, over 100 individuals from communities all over the state of Michigan attended the Statewide Community Benefits Conference: Justice for Our Neighborhoods. The all-day event was held here in Detroit at the Federal Reserve Bank on East Warren. The conference featured an impressive array of speakers and facilitators who shared their insights on Community Benefits Agreements (CBA) happening in several cities around the country and the facts behind the myths surrounding the ...

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