New Detroit, Inc.

A racial justice organization

Detroit, MI   |  www.newdetroit.org

Mission

New Detroit is a coalition of leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit.

Ruling year info

1968

President and CEO

Mr. Michael S. Rafferty

COO

Ms. Jodee Fishman Raines

Main address

3031 West Grand Blvd. Ste 430

Detroit, MI 48202 USA

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EIN

38-6159215

NTEE code info

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The dual pandemic of COVID-19 and racism in 2020 has heightened the need for the work of New Detroit. During the pandemic, Black people died from COVID at rates twice that of whites (CDC June 2021); K-5 Black students fell 6-12 months behind in math compared to 4-8 months for white students (McKinsey Dec, 2020); 41% of Black-owned businesses were forced to close, more than any other racial group (US House Small Business Committee Feb. 2021); Black Americans accounted for less than 13% of the U.S. population, but were killed by police at more than twice the rate of white Americans (Washington Post June 2021).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Leadership Series on R.A.C.E.

Now more than ever leaders recognize they need to be change agents around diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. R.A.C.E. is a six-part online professional development program that includes:
• Racial Understanding. Build competencies around race relations, racial justice and racial healing
• Anti-Racism. Understand more about structural and systemic racism
• Cultural Competency. Discover the history, culture and socioeconomic issues facing diverse communities
• Equity in Practice. Develop action steps, practices, and policies to build racial equity

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

The Just Suite is a suite of fee based training programs tailored to specific industries.

Just Place® provides diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice training and consulting for managers and staff of hospitality related businesses.

Just Care® The state of Michigan now requires all licensed health care professionals to undergo implicit bias training. Just Care® is an anti-bias training program designed for employees of all levels in the health care industry, from car valets to reception to physicians. We also are developing a specialized version regarding treatment in emergency room settings of patients with opioid use disorders.

Just Lead® We are beginning conversations with a major local university to create an executive leadership certificate or courses on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Population(s) Served

We offer a series of provocative panels comprising local and national leaders addressing topical issues. For example, 2021 focused on issues primarily related to the COVID pandemic, following up on a special research report we commissioned by the Brookings Institute, “Examining and Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Detroit.”

Population(s) Served

We commissioned a report from the Brookings Institution, "Examining and Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Detroit", and will be releasing a Race Equity Highlights report later this year focused on COVID impacts on education.

Population(s) Served

We are exploring partnerships to help diversify and strengthen policy initiatives around equity in childcare and K-12 education, equity in employment, COVID vaccinations, and voters rights.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021: 10 as of July 26 2021

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Activists, Researchers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021: under contract with us, NEW convened racial justice organizations in Detroit to begin to understand the ecosystem, how we might work together, and gaps. Findings to be published later 2021

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reports written/published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2021: 1 with one more to be published by year's end

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021: 789

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021: 1,831 followers

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have updated the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan strategies in light of the events of 2020. Our 2021 Work Plan includes:
Improved understanding of interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism and tools to address
Racially equitable policies
Inform and align the growing number of organizations working on racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit

Improved understanding of interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism:
1. Collect, analyze, and distribute information on racial disparities and recommendations to
address them. Host Town Halls to discuss these issues with a broad community of professionals, policymakers, and every day people.
2. Develop services and partner with existing service providers to offer comprehensive race equity tools tailored to industries and fields facing need and demand (Leadership Series on R.A.C.E. and the "Just Suite".

Racially equitable policies:
Produce and distribute information on racial disparities to inform thought leaders in Michigan. Organize our diverse coalition of powerful voices to advance equitable policies. For 2021, our policy agenda includes: 1) Equitable vaccine distribution; 2) Race equity in childcare and early education (ages 0-5); 3) Race equity in funding K-12 education; 4) Race equity in the new economy

Alignment for collective impact:
Partner with the large and growing number of organizations, initiatives, and activities in the region focused on addressing racism
Convene local and national thought leaders for an annual race equity summit.

Capacities include legacy, brand, board, and staff. New Detroit is a 54 year old coalition of 58 nonprofit, corporate, and civic leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit. We were formed in response to civil unrest in 1967 at the request of then Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, and business executive Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. to identify what went wrong, what needed to change, and how to make that change happen. NDI provides thought leadership, policy advocacy, and direct services including facilitated conversations on race and customized trainings on racial diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).

Our Work plan for 2021 includes programs, services, research, and policy advocacy to fight racism at the personal, institutional, and systemic levels.
Leadership Series on R.A.C.E. We have restructured our popular Multicultural Leadership Program, which has graduated 1200 professionals over the past 20 years, by continuing to address cultural competency and racial understanding while adding new elements around anti-racism and equity in practice. We expect to serve 200 people in 4 cohorts of 50 by the end of 2021 and repeat the series in 2022.

Just Place® We are piloting the Just Place® program with the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s (DDP) Downtown Hospitality Project, providing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice training for a minimum of 12 managers of hospitality related DDP business members and DDP staff.

Just Care® The state of Michigan now requires all licensed health care professionals to undergo implicit bias training. We are piloting the Just Care® program implicit bias training program with 100 participants from Henry Ford Health System, McClaren Hospital, and Authority Health. We also are developing a specialized version regarding treatment in emergency room settings of patients with opioid use disorders.

Just Lead® We are beginning conversations with a major local university to create an executive leadership certificate or courses on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Town Halls We offer a series of provocative panels comprising local and national leaders addressing topical issues, this year primarily related to the COVID pandemic. National speakers and moderators so far this year included: Makhani Themba, Dr. Rashawn Ray, and journalist Kat Stafford and local experts included: Amber Arellano, Charity Dean, Jane Morgan, Dr. Rose Moten, Rochelle Riley, Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, and WDIV anchor Kimberly Gill.

Research We commissioned a report from the Brookings Institution, Examining and Addressing COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Detroit, and will be releasing a Race Equity Highlights report later this year focused on COVID impacts on education.

Policy We are exploring partnerships to help diversify and strengthen policy initiatives around equity in childcare and K-12 education, equity in employment, COVID vaccinations, and voters rights.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Professionals who enroll in our trainings Professionals and community members who attend our Town Halls and educational programs Our coalition members

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We restructured our Multicultural Leadership Program to include anti bias and anti racism content. It is now Leadership Series on R.A.C.E.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Detroit, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rachel Tronstein Stewart

Walbridge

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Cheryl Johnson

COTS

Term: 2019 - 2022

Cheryl Johnson

Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Kevin Prokop

Rockbridge Growth Equity

Peter Kellett

Dykema

Andrew Stein

City Year Detroit

N. Charles Anderson

Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan

Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony

Detroit Branch-NAACP

Daniel Artone

Enterprise Holdings-Michigan Group

Nabih Ayad

Arab American Civil Rights League

Charles Beckham

Retired-City of Detroit

Fay Beydoun

American Arab Chamber of Commerce

Denise Brooks-Williams

Henry Ford Health System

Chase Cantrell

Building Community Value

Marvis Cofield

Alkebu-Lan Village

Dwan Dandridge

Black Leaders Detroit

Eva Dewaelsche

SER Metro Detroit

Reignald Dozier

Lewis & Munday

Marla Drutz

WDIV-TV Local 4

Benjamin Felton

DTE Energy

Antoine Garibaldi

University of Detroit Mercy

David Girodat

Fifth Third Bank

Donna Davidson

Eastside Community Network

Dierk Hall

City Connect Detroit

David Hecker

American Federation of Teachers

Paul Hillegonds

Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Hassan Jaber

ACCESS

Gilda Jacobs

Michigan League for Public Policy

Laura Kopack

LA SED

Gordon Krater

Plante Moran

Anand Kumar

Miindia Foundation

Chris Lambert

Life Remodeled

Rabbi Asher Lopatin

JCRC/AJC of Detroit

Martin Manna

Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce

Kirk Mayes

Forgotten Harvest

William Milliken, Jr

Milliken Realty Company

Sandra Pierce

Huntington Bank Michigan

Paul Riser

Detroit Urban Solutions

Randy Rubin

Venture for America

Todd Sachse

Sachse Construction Company

Rev. Larry Simmons

Brightmoor Alliance

Michael Sosin

Attorney at Law

Maureen Taylor

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

Eric Thomas

SAGA Marketing

Alice Thompson

Black Family Development

Bob Waun

C3Venture Flint LLC

M Roy Wilson

Wayne State University

Thomas Stallworth

Stallworth Consulting Group LLC

William Taubman

Taubman Companies

Daniel Quisenberry

Michigan Association of Public School Academies

Adam Blanck

Wallside Windows

Domenico Grasso

University of Michigan Dearborn

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/21/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.