INTRODUCTION to MACC Development
MACC Development is a
faith-based, place-based, resident community development corporation working in
the heart of lower-east side Detroit’s 48214 community. MACC Development was
founded by members of Mack Avenue Community Church, which is made up almost
entirely of residents on Detroit’s east side. Since 2010, MACC Development has
sought to respond to the ideas and needs of the community.
Through a series of
dynamic community outreach strategies, three particular focus areas became
central to the organization’s strategic approach: Youth and Education / Housing
and Blight / Economic Development. Consequently, all of MACC Development’s
strategic efforts can be sourced to those three focus areas.
In just a few short years,
the organization has renovated multiple houses, established an award-winning
literacy program, organized a series of alternative youth sports opportunities,
provided legal counsel to more than more than one hundred neighborhood clients,
formed the makings of a coffee-laundry small business, and coordinated the
planning of a neighborhood-based business corridor plan for Mack Avenue.