Congress of Communities
We advocate for change in the areas of education, public safety, and resident voice in our diverse cultural community.
We Organize and facilitate cross-community conversations and collaboration between residents, stakeholders, and youth.
We energize residents through leadership development to support the rise of natural leaders in our neighborhoods.
To provide leadership and facilitate collaboration of residents, youth, and stakeholders to foster a vibrant and sustainable community.
To provide leadership in a thriving, safe, clean, green, economically developed and culturally-rich community; where children, youth and adults are healthy, skilled, caring, and Civically engaged. We take pride in living, working, learning, worshiping, shopping, and playing in the neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit.
Congress 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.Over 10,000 residents, youth and stakeholders participated in a 3-year planning process that led to the creation of Congress of Communities (CoC).
CoC is the resident-led organizing and advocacy agency in #SwDetroit that works to facilitate solutions around the chaos that’s plaguing our neighborhoods.
What We've Achieved
Leadership development, building equitable education for SouthWest Detroit age 0-18
Self care, identity, building power through our education system, building power for education change
Shifting education to be equitable
Building equity for our leaders in our school for equality
Building a medim between community organizing and economic development
Conductor, facilitator, we create safe venues we are a neutral party
Come out viable with action and effective outcome
Helped create various programs