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To become a member of CRCAA, please click here.

To view our most recent impact report, please click here.


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 

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