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  • Upcoming Events

      Back To School Stay In School
      Date: August 22, 2014
      Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
      Delores Bennett Park
      Detroit, MI 48202

      Cody Rouge Networking for Change Community Luncheon
      Date: September 13, 2014
      Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
      Karas House
      23623 Plymouth Road
      Redford, MI 48239

      Osborn Networking for Change Community Luncheon
      Date: September 20, 2014
      Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
      American Serbian Memorial

      Presidents' Dinner
      Date: November 6, 2014
      Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

      The Obama Administration Announces 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners for FY-2012

      "20 Communities Secure Funding to Plan, Implement Cradle-to-Career Education Model"

      Congratulations to the Detroit Promise Neighborhoods 2011 Planning Grant Recipient: Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Promise Neighborhoods. Black Family Development is the lead agency for Detroit's Promise Neighborhoods.

    Community Engagement

    Over the past 35 years, BFDI has engaged the community to be active participants in creating the community environment that is supportive of the needs of parents and children.

    The establishment of 227 block clubs in the Osborn community and 135 block clubs in the Cody Rouge Community has improved social cohesion. The social cohesion has yielded the critical "working together" that helps the community solve problems and build a stronger healthier community.

    Residents of the Osborn and Cody Rouge communities are assuming more responsibility for their future and assuming more responsibility for outcomes in their community.

    Skillman Press Release

    Respected and recognized for its consistent delivery of quality programs  and services that support family preservation, Detroit-based Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) recently received two grant awards from The Skillman Foundation. The grants will fund two major community development initiatives in the Osborn community.

    Read The Full Press Release By Downloading The PDF.

    Community Engagement Project Goals

  • Identify new block clubs and engage members in increased community engagement
  • Engage existing block clubs in leadership
  • training including advocacy strategies
  • Support the long term sustainability of existing block clubs
  • Continue to hold weekly block club meetings and monthly community celebrations
  • Collaborate to offer successful community policing throughout the neighborhood
  • Increase the number of stakeholders participating in community engagement planning
       strategies by 30%
  • Engage the community in determining the specific geographic boundaries that will be defined
       as the Osborn Promise Neighborhood Zone
  • Develop a business plan for achieving the overarching results of the Promise Neighborhood
       that includes community, educational and child welfare outcomes

    Map of the Osborn Community

  • The White markers indicate where our block club leaders are.
  • Blue markers indicate signed commitments from residents to being engaged in their

    Map of the Cody Rouge Community

  • The Yellow markers indicate where our block club leaders are.

    Improving Educational Outcomes

    Keys to Literacy
    My Healthy Body Olympics
    Black Family Development, Inc. Brings Innovative Approach to Trix Elementary/Middle School

    Read More By Downloading The PDF.

    Community Engagement Photo Album