CDAD Community Development Week 2019 - Full Week Pass

  • September 23, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • September 28, 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Detroit


  • Pass to all Community Development Week Events available to CDAD Members
  • Pass for all Community Development Week Events available to non-CDAD members.

Thank you for your interest in CDAD's Community Development Week 2019, taking place September 23rd-28th! Registration is currently open for the full week package of events.

Dear Detroit Community Development Supporter,

CDAD is pleased to invite you to attend Community Development Week 2019! 

We hope you can join us for this week-long event highlighting community development in Detroit neighborhoods!

Please Note: Spots are limited so register now!

  FULL WEEK PASS: $75 CDAD Members / $125 Non-CDAD Members

See the the session descriptions below for individual events  

Community Development Week Agenda and Event Descriptions

Monday, September 23rd, 5:30 to 8:30pm - Public Policy Plenary and Reception

Cost: $25 for CDAD members, $35 for non-members

Policy Plenary – This moderated panel will include representatives from City of Detroit departments and agencies that make critical decisions about the landscape of our neighborhoods every day. This panel will provide an opportunity for CDAD members and stakeholders to gain understanding about the city’s priorities and how decisions are being made as Detroit moves into the future. The event will also provide attendees with a better understanding of what city departments roles and responsibilities are to Detroit residents. The evening will conclude with a reception. 

Location: Jam Handy 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th Day Pass Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member 

Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 8:30-10:30am - Succession Planning in Community Development

Individual Event Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member 

Succession planning is a process through which an organization prepares for the transition of leadership to ensure continuity and stability of the organization and its work. Successful succession planning consists of three phases and all are equally important. Is your organization taking the necessary steps?  

Location: TechTown 

Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 3:00-4:30pm - Careers in Community Development

Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member Free for students with scholarships available

Are you interested in a career in community development? Do you have questions about how to get into the field? Do you want a chance to learn from people currently doing the work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us for an exploration of careers in community development and dialogue about different pathways to entering the field. Participants will learn about the spectrum of community development work, interact with practitioners, and get a chance to ask questions in a welcoming and constructive environment. 

Location: HomeBase

Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 5:00-8:00pm - Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) Stakeholder Forum: Sustainability in our Neighborhoods

Cost: FREE and open to all 

Learn About:  The City of Detroit's Sustainability Agenda and Stories from Neighborhood-Based Organizations Working on this Challenge

Discuss and Debate:  What does "Neighborhood Sustainability" Mean? Why is it Important?  What can My Organization Do About It?

Location: Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, 1211 Trumbull Ave, Detroit MI.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th Day Pass Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member 

Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 10:30-Noon - Community Conversations: What's Happening with Housing in Community Development

Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member

This moderated panel and conversation will include representatives from different community development organizations and local government. The conversation will be focused on what's happening with affordable housing in the city and what innovative solutions are being implemented to ensure affordable housing for the residents of Detroit.

Location: Bridging Communities

Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 12:30-3pm - Becoming Better: A Conversation about Community Development

Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member

Performance Standards have been utilized in various sectors as a tool for organizations to strive for excellence through accountability, transparency and effective practices. This conversation will examine some of the efforts currently taking place to explore what a Framework for Excellence could look like for the Community Development sector here in Detroit and how it can inform capacity building and strategic planning efforts. 

Location:Bridging Communities

Thursday, Sept. 26th, 5:30pm-8:00pm - One Detroit Night

FREE and open to the public

One Detroit Night, part of Community Development Week 2019, is a showcase of community-based journalism created through the partnership of Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and the Community Development Advocates of Detroit. This event will take you behind the scenes of the production process and let audience members hear from producers and subjects of award winning journalism segments that have aired on DPTV's One Detroit program. Join us for an evening of screenings and discussion focused on the work and journalism coming straight from Detroit neighborhoods. 

Friday, September 27th, 9am-4pm Reimagining Spaces Tour

Cost: $25 CDAD Members/$35 Non-Member

Starting Location: TechTown

Join us for a day-long tour highlighting unique community spaces across the city. At each stop, attendees will have the opportunity to see and learn about alternative ways that community groups are reimagining and transforming spaces in various Detroit neighborhoods. 

Saturday, September 28th, 10:30am-2pm Youth Engagement 

Cost: FREE

Starting Location: Youthville 7375 Woodward Ave #1570

What does youth engagement REALLY mean? Hear from youth and adults who work with youth about what true youth engagement looks like and how more community organizations can begin looking at ways to make space for youth in a way that cultivates leadership and values their voices. Come with an open mind as this inter-generational group explores new ways to think about and incorporate youth into community development work.   

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