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Community Engagement

Over the past 39 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 248 block clubs in the Osborn community and 160 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.

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


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    • Administrative Office

      2995 E. Grand Blvd
      Detroit, MI 48202
      Phone: 313-758-0150
    • Samaritan Center

      5555 Connor Ave. Ste 1038
      Detroit, MI 48213
      Phone: 313-308-0255
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