A Case Study on Democratic Engagement in Detroit, Michigan: Effects of a Department of Neighborhoods and “Block Clubs” on Civic Engagement

July 19, 2021

Detroit’s Department of Neighborhoods provides a direct link between the local government and block clubs, community groups, business owners, faith leaders, educators, and everyday residents. Its successes have demonstrated the benefits that emerge when citizens organize in a formalized manner to work with their elected officials and advocate for their neighborhoods.

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