About New Detroit

New Detroit's mission statement is "The Metropolitan Detroit leadership organization working to identify and eliminate racial disparities in the region by building economic equity, social justice and racial understanding." The coalition is comprised of leaders from civil rights & advocacy organizations, human services, health & community organizations, business, labor, foundations, education, and the media and serves as a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

New Detroit, Inc. is a unique and valuable coalition where Southeast Michigan's leaders come together to plan cooperative strategies and to demonstrate their commitment to the region. The coalition works to impact the actions of individuals and institutions by serving in a number of roles: advocate, catalyst, convener, and facilitator. Through advocacy and leadership by example, New Detroit has demonstrated new ways for solving specific community problems, as well as provide resources to community-based groups.

The Focus

The Coalition focuses on areas that represent the greatest potential threat to the community's ability to achieve and maintain positive race relations. Three areas demand our attention:

  • Economic Equity
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Civic Engagement