Community Development

Over the past 38 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.

Promise Neighborhoods (WK Kellogg Foundation)

Program Services

To engage four (4) lowest-achieving and one (1) low-performing school in Osborn/Clark Park, to spearhead community revitalization that creates improved health and child well-being indicators.

Eligibility Criteria

Residents in census tract 5233 (Clark Park) & 5035 (Osborn)

Kresege Foundation Grant

Program Services

Collaboration with Life Remodeled – Detroit to transform Osborn neighborhood with over 6,000 volunteers.

Skillman "Good Neighborhood Initiative"

Program Services

Strengthen neighborhoods by organizing and supporting block clubs, and providing leadership training for residents in the Osborn & Cody Rouge Community.

Eligibility Criteria

Reside in either the Osborn or Cody Rouge Community

LISC Building Sustainable Communities Partnership

Program Services

Block Club development in Cody/Rouge community

Eligibility Criteria

Resides in Cody Rouge Community

Restorative Practices and Detroit Public Schools

Program Services

Using the evidence-based model, Restorative Practices, BFDI is collaborating with the Skillman Foundation to teach Restorative Practices to students, parents, and personnel within Detroit Public Schools, and throughout the Wayne County community. The purpose is to restore harm, and constructively problem-solve, whenever crises arise, while developing competencies and relationships to avert similar crises from re-occurring.

Eligibility Criteria

Schools, students, police districts, non-profit organizations, etc. in the metro Detroit area.

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Business Hours

Our hours of operation:
24/7 Availability

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: Community Meetings

Our Offices

  • Administrative Office

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

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

    If it is after business hours, and you need to reach your Case Manager, please call BFDI’s “After Hours” phone number at (313) 330-2849.
  • In School Colaborative Partners

    Brenda Scott Academy
    Ecorse High School
    George Washington Carver
    Grandport Elementary Academy
    Hope Academy
    New Paradigm - University Yes Academy
    Osborn High School
    Ralph J. Bunche Academy
    Ronald Brown Academy
    Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts
    University Prep Art & Design: Middle High School
    University Prep Art and Design: Elementary School