Cody Rouge Initiative
The Cody Rouge Initiative is a private-public partnership focused on helping Cody Rouge, a west-side Detroit neighborhood, become a place where children and families thrive. The Initiative invests in education and career preparation for area youth as well as in neighborhood infrastructure and environment. Organizing partners and funders include the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, DTE Energy, General Motors, Quicken Loans, The Skillman Foundation, and Trinity Health. Additional community partners include the City of Detroit Planning Department and Detroit Public Schools Community District.
While partners involved in the Cody Rouge Initiative have long supported the Detroit community, the Initiative poses an opportunity to combine and coordinate resources within a target area and under a shared, resident-led vision. Cody Rouge residents are engaged in the project through the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports Cody Rouge community members and stakeholders in enacting the changes they wish for their neighborhood.