Mission & Values

CDAD is a membership organization for community development and neighborhood improvement groups, enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of its members and Detroit residents through advocacy, training, technical assistance, information sharing, education, and facilitating common action.

CDAD programs and activities are guided by these core values:

  • EQUITY – acknowledging that community development is about social justice – the right of everyone to participate, make decisions and determine the future of their neighborhoods and community.
  • INTEGRITY – performing our work in a way that inspires trust, is transparent, and accountable.
  • RESPECT – for ourselves, colleagues, members, partners and specifically the expertise of Detroit residents.
  • DIVERSITY – appreciation and inclusion of different viewpoints, experiences, cultures and backgrounds, with a commitment to ensuring diversity in CDAD’s organization, activities and Detroit’s community development industry.
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