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Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance is a community-based development organization (CBDO), and as such, has incredible reach into the community. The uniqueness of Cody Rouge is that it has the second highest population of children between 0 to 18 in the city of Detroit. CRCAA has experienced tremendous success in engaging youth through immersive programming, stabilizing the neighborhoods, and engaging the community through convenings and activation of community efforts. Because of its in-depth engagement processes, CRCAA functions as a neighborhood convener and facilitator, encouraging residents, youth, families, business owners, and churches to come together to solve problems. When CRCAA was founded in 2007 with the support of the Skillman Foundation, its leadership understood that young people and residents are essential to neighborhood development and decision-making.
Located on the far west side of Detroit, Cody Rouge is a primarily residential neighborhood of roughly 35,000 people. Our primary service area goes from M-153 (Ford Road) on the South to I-96 (Jeffries Freeway) on the North and includes Rouge Park on the West over to Greenfield Road on the East. We also have strong relationships throughout the Westside of Detroit and are deeply connected to community development groups citywide.
To revitalize and sustain a healthy community where residents have access to and promote a high quality of life.
All Children will live in a village where they are safe, educated, and have access to unlimited resources.
Family: Strengthening families is vital to encourage and promote healthy child development, education, and a safe community.
Collaboration: Bridges the gap to leverage resources.
Diversity: Embraces differences among values, lifestyles, and beliefs within all cultures of a community.
Integrity: Promotes responsible communication and effective leadership.
Safe and Clean Neighborhoods: Ensures safe routes to schools and places in an eco-friendly environment.
Damon Thompson, President
Edna Bell, Vice President
Latonya Binford, Treasurer & Finance Chairperson
Kevin Bryant, Secretary
Sherita Smith, Fund Development Chairperson
Katrina Patillo, Governance Chairperson
David Kimbrough, Member
Sylvia Roland, Member
Kenyetta M. Campbell, Executive Director
Kenyetta M Campbell, Founder & Executive Director
Rebecca Bare, Deputy Director
Debbie Eggleson, Accountant
Jerry Sloan, Fund Developer
Niccole Nelson, Publicist & Writer
De'Ashia Taylor, Communications Manager
Youth Development Team
Darrell Hall, Youth Director
Amanda Nihem, Program Manager
Renee Jones, Case Manager
Taylin Hodges, Youth Coordinator
Ashley Studstill, Special Project Coordinator
Community Development & Revitalization Teams
Dr. Patricia Butler, Community Development Director
Lamont Cole, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Education
Katina Butler, Intake Specialist
Sylvia Hansberry, Intake Specialist
Youth Direct Care Workers
Tangy Washington, Computer Trainer
Marvin Yates, Entrepreneurship Trainer