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Community Engagement

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.

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