Community Partners



SDEV’s mission is to improve Southwest Detroit. Together with it’s residents, community organizations, government agencies, schools, businesses, and industry to combat environmental issues, including: indoor and outdoor air quality, blight, and incompatible land use.


Detroit Cristo Rey High School

Detroit Cristo Rey High School provides excellent college-preparatory Catholic high school education to students from economically disadvantaged families in Detroit. They prepare their students for a successful career through its work study program where students learn responsibility, determination, and respect for self and others.


Marygrove College

The fundamental purpose of Marygrove College is to educate each student toward intellectual and professional competence; toward career flexibility through grounding in the liberal arts; and toward active compassion and commitment.


LA SED | Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development

LA SED assists people of all ages with a variety of bilingual services including citizenship classes, ESL classes, youth programs, and many more.


The Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

DHDC creates life changing opportunities for youth and families. Their commitment is to provide quality, innovative, and culturally appropriate services. Their vision is to create a stable and safe community where youth and families have quality opportunities for self-empowerment, education, and personal wealth.


CHASS Center

The Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, Inc. is a community-based, not-for-profit organization formed to develop, promote, and provide comprehensive, accessible, and affordable quality primary health care and support to all residents – with emphasis on the undeserved African American and Latino populations.


Clark Park | Clark Park Coalition

Clark Park Coalition, a partner of the Detroit Recreational Department, provides recreational, educational, social, and mentoring programs for Southwest Detroit families. The programs aim to develop youth into responsible, self-confident adults.


Southwest Detroit Business Association

The Southwest Detroit Business Association assists in supporting the vision of a healthy, vibrant community for southwest Detroit. They work with investors, entrepreneurs, customers, and neighbors to capitalize on Southwest Detroit’s competitive advantage.

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