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Upcoming Events

    Cody Rouge Community Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: January 9, 2016
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Karas House
    23623 Plymouth Road
    Redford, MI 48239

    Osborn Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: January 16, 2016
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    American Serbian Memorial
    19940 Van Dyke Ave
    Detroit, MI 48234

    The Obama Administration Announces 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners for FY-2012

    "20 Communities Secure Funding to Plan, Implement Cradle-to-Career Education Model"

    Congratulations to the Detroit Promise Neighborhoods 2011 Planning Grant Recipient: Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Promise Neighborhoods. Black Family Development is the lead agency for Detroit's Promise Neighborhoods.

Celebrating 37 years of serving families and children 1978-2015

Alice G. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer

I am proud of the contribution that Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) has made to the success of the Metropolitan Detroit Community. Our programs and services continue to meet the ever changing needs of children, families and the community.

BFDI is uniquely positioned to advance our work on improving outcomes for children, families and the community. We offer a continuum of programs and services that are designed to support our consumer's desires and needs. We are committed to engaging the total community. We are committed to working in partnerships with others to provide the best outcomes within our neighborhoods.

In addition to our continuum of service, our work fortifies youth and their families with the essential historical and cultural information necessary for building a strong sense of self-confidence. As we walk through the early shadows of the 21st century, it is imperative that all people be prepared to exercise their full range of gifts and talents.

We are committed to:

  • Improving the well-being of children
  • Improving academic results
  • Improving neighborhood safety
  • Expanding positive youth development
  • Improving support to families
  • Building community capacity
  • Achieving Promise Neighborhoods results