Connect Detroit provides platforms for community change. The agency brings organizations and their people together to solve local problems and connect them with resources to realize those solutions.
As an intermediary organization, Connect Detroit often plays a backbone role. That may include staffing, providing strategic counsel, or fiduciary services.
The Detroit Youth Employment Consortium
The Detroit Youth Employment Consortium works to expand youth employment opportunities for Detroit youth and is the parent initiative of Grow Detroit’s Young Talent.
Grow Detroit’s Young Talent
Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a youth summer jobs program administered by City Connect Detroit on behalf of the City of Detroit and a wide array of public, private, and community stakeholders in Detroit.
Young Adult Education and Employability Program
Young Adult Education and Employability Program provides year-round employment and academic opportunities for high school youth.
Connect Detroit is proud to have had a role in the following completed initiatives. Some of these programs still exist, spun off into their own entity:
Data Driven Detroit (D3)
Data Driven Detroit (D3) Data Driven Detroit (D3) is a community initiative to expand access to shared data that can be used for neighborhood planning and fund development. The Initiative developed into an LC3 that continues access to necessary data for positive community change. Participants in Michigan Active projects Provided to Community Organizations CHANGE A LIFE TODAY Become a funding partner. CONTACT DONATE
The Detroit Community Partnership to End Homelessness Together
The Detroit Community Partnership to End Homelessness Together improved the efficiency of Detroit services to the homeless. It did this by strengthening relationships between local stakeholders, and by adding people and processes for stronger funding solicitations and grants management.
Food and Fitness Collaborative
The Food and Fitness Collaborative is a community initiative to expand access to healthy food and recreation opportunities in Detroit. The Collaborative expanded community garden projects and improved school-based lunch programs. It also drafted the Complete Streets regulations for Detroit.
Detroit Community Partnership to Eliminate Lead Poisoning
Detroit Community Partnership to Eliminate Lead Poisoning is a program that leveraged both public and private partnerships to reduce childhood lead poisoning in the home. It remediated three dozen homes and catalyzed a legacy organization which continues to reduce environmental health hazards in Detroit today.
Detroit Positive Youth Development Collaborative
Detroit Positive Youth Development Collaborative, a cross-sector initiative focused on after school programs, helped several thousand students gain access to positive after school activities.
DLIVE provides social services to young adults who are hospitalized as a result of violence, and expanded trauma care for youth who are victimized in Detroit.