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Can Non-Profits Run Cities?

Here is an interesting article on the potential power that Community Development Organizations have to shape the future of their cities.

Sue Mosey spends a lot of time telling stories. When I first met her, she breezed through two hours of narration about the behind-the-scenes practicalities of cultivating a vibrant center in the city of Detroit, a story she is clearly well-practiced at delivering to the many national journalists who come to her with questions. A few days after our meeting, ...

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CDAD Annual Meeting TOMORROW!

This email is a final reminder for CDAD’s annual meeting, tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9:00 a.m. The meeting with be at the CDAD offices at UM Detroit Center at 3663 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201.
As you probably know, the annual meeting includes election for open board of directors seats.  We will be electing two at-large board members, as well as board members to represent the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regional caucuses.

All nominees need to accept their nomination to ...

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ProsperUs Detroit – Microenterprise Training Community Partner Opportunity

Since the beginning of 2012 Global Detroit, in partnership with Southwest Housing Solutions, has been developing ProsperUS Detroit, a place-based entrepreneur training and microlending program. Unlike more traditional entrepreneur training programs, ProsperUS partners with community-based organizations to find untapped talent in neighborhoods, hosts trainings within neighborhoods and connects low-income immigrant and minority entrepreneurs with character-based lending.

It is with incredible anticipation and excitement that I invite you and your organization (or others) to consider submitting an application to serve as a Community Partner for the ...

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Telephone Town Hall – Call in to get up to speed on DWP-LTP

The Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning team is hosting a Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 7 – 8 p.m.

To get an update on where Long Term Planning has been and where it is going. Join the call to ask questions.

Provide your name, phone number and zip code by registering below or calling 313-259-4407 or e-mailing info@detroitlongterm.com

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CDBG Policy Update

On Thursday, May 24th, the Detroit City Council passed the 2012-13 budget for the City of Detroit, including the Community Development Block Grant and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (CDBG/NOF) budgets that grant federal funds to neighborhood organizations.  The second column of the attached PDF reflects the over $34 million of these funds allocated by the City Council to neighborhood organizations in Detroit.  (The final budget numbers were the Detroit City Council Recommended number, not the Mayor Recommended amount, in the attached ...

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Strategic Alliance Demonstration Project

You may recall seeing an email invitation to the Industry Reform Demonstration Project application briefing last week. This project, also known as the Strategic Alliance Demonstration Project, is designed to strengthen communities by cultivating strategic alliances in Detroit’s Community Development Industry. At the meeting, representatives from Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and CDAD provided a general overview of the project. The following is a summary of that overview along with the Strategic Alliance Building Demonstration Project RFP, a resource packet, and ...

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Funding Opportunity: Awesome Foundation

We recently ran across an interesting foundation that every month awards $1,000 to applicants to help fund a project or idea. Click here for more information. For Detroit members specifically, if you need funds for a news or information-related project, see the Awesome News Taskforce and apply with this form.

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LEAP Volunteer Invitation

The Lower Eastside Action Plan is a community-driven project working to address the growing amount of vacant land and property that blights our neighborhoods, fuels disinvestment and reduces the overall quality of life on Detroit’s lower eastside. As a residents and stakeholder of this area, we are asking you to get involved in a process to ...

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Keeping the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods Vibrant

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) has been instrumental in keeping some of Northwest Detroit’s premier neighborhoods in pristine condition. For over 20 years, GRDC has had a hand in over 70 home renovations, 130 home repairs, and a 2.1 million dollar Grandriver Streetscape renovation project. For for information on GRDC’s work in the community, please read this article.

 

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