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Michigan Chronicle-Achieve Schools Choice Guide - Promise NeighborhoodsRead More
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Upcoming Events

    Cody Rouge Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: April 12, 2014
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Karas House
    23623 Plymouth Road
    Redford, MI 48239

    Osborn Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: April 19, 2014
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    American Serbian Memorial

    9th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast
                     Sponsored by:
    The Institute for Population Health
    Mayor's Task Force for the Well-Being of Children & Families
    Date: April 24, 2014
    Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
    Location: Detroit Yacht Club
    Belle Isle Detroit

    Restorative Practices
    Topic: Professional Development: Restorative Responses To Grief, Trauma and Adversity
    Dates: May 1-2 (2 days)
    Hosted by Black Family Development, Inc.
    Location: Greater Grace Temple
    23500 W. Seven Mile Rd
    Detroit, MI 48219
    Click Here to Register

    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.

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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 285 block clubs in the Osborn 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 community 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.

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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

    Improving Educational Outcomes

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

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    Community Engagement Photo Album