Joy-Southfield Community & Economic Development (JSCED) has played a pivotal role in addressing the economic challenges of the Cody-Rouge neighborhood. A comprehensive approach to fighting poverty, driven by the residents of the communities, J-SCED leverages private capital with public resources and community-based know-how to meet basic needs, to stimulate growth, and to create a strengthened community and economic opportunity.
In short, it is a tool that enables individuals and communities that may otherwise be at the margins of society to help themselves up the ladder of opportunity to greater levels of self-sufficiency.
Residents of economically disadvantaged communities continue to find that housing is more expensive, jobs are more elusive, and the American Dream feels further out of reach. Even more challenging for these communities is obtaining the capital needed to stimulate economic activity. Now more than ever, we need a strong and innovative CED sector to help reverse these trends.
In Detroit, Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation is leading this work through bold and innovative strategies. Working closely with the Cody-Rouge neighborhood and community organizations, JSCDC is providing sound leadership, easy access to programming and a strong voice for matters most to our residents.Finally, we are promoting public policies that will create a context in which local communities have a fair shot at building inclusive and sustainable economies.In all of our work, we are committed to excellence, integrity, transparency, inclusion, and impact. We invite you to join us in this necessary effort to make sure that the Cody-Rouge Community has access to resources that are needed to reach its full potential.