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Detroit, MI

 
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 City Scorecard
Total Population

690,074

Black Male Population

256,281

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About Detroit

AS ONE OF OUR BUILDING BLOCK CITIES, DETROIT IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATED CITIES in our Promise of Place report (tied for #1). This is based on its strong score in the areas of CBMA Membership, Black men and boys stakeholders, and presence of initiatives that CBMA can leverage and partner with a strong funding base. Moreover, the funding footprint led by The Skillman Foundation has cultivated a Social Innovator cohort that marshals community-based supports for Black men and boys. Detroit is home to six BMA Innovators: Detroit Parent Network, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Don Bosco Hall, Green Door Initiative, The Yunion, Inc., and Neighborhood Service Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project. 

BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT WORK IS ABOUT REIMAGINING OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM, RESHAPING OUR ECONOMY, AND BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES. FOR ME, IT’S ABOUT ASKING OUR COMMUNITIES, "WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR A SAFE AND JUST CITY?" Amanda Alexander FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DETROIT JUSTICE CENTER (2017 FELLOW, ECHOING GREEN)

Local stakeholders scored their city mostly on average across all eight building blocks, signaling solid foundations currently in place to strengthen their local BMA field. Detroit’s strongest building blocks are Actionable Agenda for Black men and boys and City Administration Commitment to Black Men and Boys, with average scores of 5.26 and 5.21 out of 10, respectively. The weakest building block is Funding, with an average score of 4 out of 10.

With the opening of a CBMA Detroit office in 2017, convening city seminars, supporting capacity-building grantees, partnering with Catchafire, cultivating funder relationships, as well as playing a key role in evolving MBK initiatives, CBMA has established a significant footprint in Detroit since 2016.

Local and national organizations, programs and initiatives working on behalf of Detroit’s Black men and boys (also six BMA Innovators): 

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