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Voices of AmeriCorps: Good Cents from Wayne Metro AmeriCorps Members

Written by the Corps Support Committee CEDAM AmeriCorps members Kimberly Yost and Jael Cain of Wayne Metro Community Action Agency scored a major success for the financial health of their community by hosting two well-attended Show Me the Money Day Events this February. Serving as AmeriCorps members in the Michigan Financial Opportunities Corps, the two are… Read more »

Beyond the Public Meeting: Raising the Bar for Equitable Community Engagement

Written by Aaron Goodman, CDAD Community Engagement Manager Equitable Public Involvement _____________________________________________________________________________ “When engagement is treated as an add-on to the “real” decision making or something that is done only to minimally satisfy legal or community requirements it leads to decisions, plans and developments that likely don’t reflect the input of the whole community.” _____________________________________________________________________________ We’ve… Read more »

Detroit Community Benefits Ordinance Update

By LaToya Morgan, Public Policy Manager for the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) “Agreements reached through good faith negotiation with the legal weight of an ordinance will provide assurances that promises made are promises kept.” Proposing the Detroit Community Benefits Ordinance Grass roots community leaders are calling for an up or down vote from… Read more »

Delray Neighborhood, Detroit

Delray resident Scott Brines points at a house in the neighborhood. “This house should be white.” The house is located near a metal processing plant, one of many different industries that at this point have practically consumed the Delray neighborhood. Scott looks at the rust-tinted house. “People have been breathing in that fine metal dust for… Read more »

The Bright Side: Blight Elimination

Witness drastic change in Michigan places that were abandoned and deteriorating. Get ideas on how to transform vacant spaces. Featured revitalization projects range from the 60 acre “Chevy in the Hole” brownfield in Flint to a tax foreclosed, blighted commercial property in Kalamazoo. Blight Intro [watch now] Businesses closed. People walked away from their homes. Blight… Read more »

10 Place-Based Holiday Activities in Michigan

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or some combination of many holidays, it is a time of year where the hustle and bustle is in high gear and the holiday spirit is shining. People exchange gifts and laughs, holiday parties are constant and many people take time… Read more »

Development Without Displacement

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist With the rise and fall of different economies nationwide and changes in where people choose to live, we’ve witnessed disinvestment of commercial districts, neighborhoods and even whole parts of cities. Resulting vacant property becomes the dumping ground for garbage and toxic waste, and are not only unappealing… Read more »

St. Regis Describes 300 years of Community Economic Development in Detroit

By Brian McGrain, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer This past week, several of CEDAM’s staff members traveled to Detroit to take part in various events and meetings related to our work. Megan Kursik and Ross Yednock attended the Working Families Success Network National Conference, which brought together practitioners from across the country working to… Read more »

Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

On Oct. 3, I’ll have the opportunity to speak at the seventh annual NACEDA (National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations) Summit. Hosted by the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, the theme is “What’s Working?” Considering the NACEDA Summit is taking a road trip for the first time in seven years, it’s only appropriate the group… Read more »