Graham Sustainability Institute

Mapping Community Economies and Building Capabilities in HOPE Village

Project Team

Bruce Pietrykowski – Center for Labor & Community Studies, U-M Dearborn
Roland Zullo – Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, & the Economy

Project Summary

To support creative redevelopment efforts in Detroit, the Graham Institute partnered with the Detroit-based nonprofit civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE to conduct the Sustainability and the HOPE Village Initiative Integrated Assessment. 
As one of six projects in the overall assessment, this project identified new economic opportunities for the HOPE Village Initiative that build upon the diverse skills and abilities that residents already possess. By hiring and training local residents to conduct the survey research, the project helped build human capacity in the neighborhood for future community-based efforts.
For more details, read the final report (PDF) | 4.3 MB
This project received a $30,000 Integrated Assessment Grant in 2012.