Mission & Vision


As the Detroit trade association of community development organizations, CDAD 
enhances the capacity and effectiveness of Detroit’s CDOs, other community-based 
organizations and initiatives, and Detroit residents through advocacy, training, 
technical assistance, information sharing, education, expanding financial resources
, and facilitating common action.


CDAD is a catalyst for the transformation of Detroit neighborhoods led and inspired
 by residents, community-based organizations, and other community stakeholders.