CRCAA serves a large, diverse area on Detroit’s Far West side, working as a community convener, advocate, and resource for over 35,000 residents. We include seven distinct neighborhoods: Far West, Franklin Park, Joy Southfield, Southfield Plymouth, Warren Avenue Community Organization (WACO), Warrendale, and West Outer Drive. This area represents a cross-section of densely populated neighborhoods, vacant land, mixed socioeconomic statuses, varied education levels, and rich ethnic diversity.
CRCAA goes beyond serving the community: CRCAA is the community. Neighborhood residents serve as CRCAA’s leaders, volunteers, stakeholders, and board members. Among its numerous accomplishments over the past decade, CRCAA has:
--Convened 700 community meetings
--Hosted 200 community planning sessions
--Facilitated dozens of participatory evaluation and planning sessions with young people and adults
--Drawn in an average of 150 attendees at each community meeting/dinner
--Attracted 5,242 volunteers to the annual Grow Cody Rouge Week.