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Community Partners - ProsperUS Detroit

Working with Community Partners is central to the work that ProsperUS Detroit does in the city. Providing place-based, cultural understanding and establishing trust in the neighborhoods, our Community Partners are crucial to the success of our program and our entrepreneurs. We are always looking for ways to engage with and learn from the communities that we support through long-term relationships and offering wraparound services to those utilizing our program.


  • Recruit entrepreneur training participants
  • Host training sessions and graduation celebrations
  • Engage in Trainer and student selection
  • Provide services, access to network, and connections to the community

Central Detroit Christian CDC

Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation - Community PartnerThe Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a non-profit, faith-based organization committed to empowering people and creating positive opportunities for the central Detroit community. Our mission is that through education, employment, and economic development, Central Detroit Christian CDC strives to instill hope, faith, and values while inspiring individuals within the community to reach their highest potential as confident, productive and caring community leaders and citizens.



Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance (CRCAA)

Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance - ProsperUS Community PartnerThe Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance CDC (CRCAA) is a non-profit organization that serves the Cody Rouge community and is charged with promoting the goals and purposes of area residents, businesses, and organizations. At the request of community members, CRCAA is committed to community action and the success of the Cody Rouge residents. Our mission is to revitalize and sustain a healthy community where residents have access to and promote a high quality of life. We believe that we are accomplishing these goals by creating and assisting strong families, producing high-quality education, strengthening our block clubs, creating and implementing plans for safety and forming plans for economic revitalization and training among the youth and adults to ensure economic development.

Congress of Communities

Congress of Communities - Community PartnerCongress of Communities was founded in 2010 in Southwest Detroit, in response to a growing need for a cross-community collaborator and connector between youth, stakeholders, and residents. Our team is passionate, dedicated, and proud to be able to assist in developing the natural leaders in our neighborhoods. We advocate for change in the areas of education and public safety, and project the voice of our residents in our diverse cultural community.


Dream of Detroit

Dream of Detroit - ProsperUS Community PartnerDream of Detroit is a Muslim-led initiative that’s combining community organizing with strategic housing and land development to build a healthy community and empower marginalized neighborhoods. Founded by two allied organizations, Detroit-based Neighborly Needs, Inc. and the suburban-based Indus Community Action Network (iCAN), Dream of Detroit exemplifies the spirit of intra-community cooperation that powers the Michigan Muslim community.




Eastside Community Network

Eastside Community Network - ProsperUS Community PartnerThe Eastside Community Network (formerly Warren/Conner Development Coalition) has been spearheading community development on Detroit’s Lower Eastside for over 30 years. Eastside Community Network works with partners on Detroit’s Lower Eastside to drive lasting, positive change in our neighborhoods and communities. This positive transformation is achieved through resident engagement, multi-sector collaborations, advocacy, leadership development and innovative approaches to land development.

Focus: HOPE

Focus: HOPE - ProsperUS Community PartnerRecognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, Focus:HOPE pledges intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin, and religious persuasion we join in this covenant.

Community revitalization efforts also include developing a comprehensive program of supports for cultivating the HVI business community. This consists of a series of trainings, workshops, a co-working space and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Freedom House

Freedom House - ProsperUS Community PartnerFreedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, of providing safety for those ‘yearning to breathe free.’

Guided by our belief that all people deserve to live free from oppression and to be treated with justice, compassion, and dignity, we offer a continuum of care and services to our residents as well as to other refugees in need. We advocate for systemic change that more fully recognizes the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.


Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation - ProsperUS Community PartnerThe Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the Grandmont Rosedale communities of northwest Detroit. We organize a wide range of community improvement programs designed to help our community prosper as a place to live, work and play.


Northeast Guidance Center

Northeast Guidance Center - ProsperUS Community Partner“Founded in 1963, Northeast Guidance Center (NEGC) is a comprehensive community health agency on Detroit’s east side that is committed to the health of children, adults and families by providing innovative community-based services through behavioral and primary healthcare. NEGC serves over 1,200 children and 4,800 adults annually. Our vision is to be leaders in building strong communities where people are mentally, emotionally and physically healthy.”


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vista Partnership

Vista Partnership - ProsperUS Community PartnerThe Vista Partnership is an alliance of engaged stakeholders — community residents, organizations, resource partners, public sector partners and businesses — whose mission is to accelerate the revitalization of a 20-block area in southwest Detroit with a focus on economic opportunity, social equity and, most importantly, resident planning and partnership.

La Colaboración de Vista es una alianza de grupos de interés – residentes de la comunidad, organizaciones, socios de recursos, socios del sector público y las empresas – cuya misión es acelerar la revitalización de un área de 20 cuadras en el suroeste de Detroit, con un enfoque en la oportunidad económica, la equidad social y, lo más importante, la planificación y colaboración de los residente.

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Our Entrepreneur Training Program is passionate about working with community-based organizations that seek resources for place-based economic development in their communities. If your organization is based in one of our five target geographies, we welcome your enthusiasm to help grow our program and offer essential resources to your community.

To learn more, and apply, please contact ProsperUS Detroit.

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