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Connecting Detroiters to Opportunities

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Driving Equity and Inclusion in Detroit

Detroit Equity Inc. (DEI) is committed to ensuring Detroit’s comeback is within reach of every Detroiter in every Detroit neighborhood. DEI’s mission is to work with Detroit’s corporate community to achieve the following goals:

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Increase the number of Detroiters and People of Color represented in Detroit’s Workforce

Connect Detroit Based and Minority-Owned Businesses to procurement and supplier opportunities

Increase the number of Detroiters and People of Color in the pipeline for executive leadership positions and board membership.

Champion data-driven, Detroit specific research and best practices in the DEI field

Detroit Equity Inc. will also support Detroit’s corporate leaders and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion professionals by creating a space where Detroit-specific data and best practices can be developed and shared.

In addition to its nonprofit services, Detroit Equity Inc. also offers a range of consulting services to Detroit corporations committed to taking significant and meaningful steps towards bridging the equity gap in Detroit.

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African Americans in Detroit

 35.5%

Total Poverty Rate

51.9%

Children 6 and under Poverty Rate

$31,034

Median Household Income

13%

College Graduation Rate (Bachelor’s+) for persons 25 and over

African American Men - 9.7%
African American Women - 15.6%

 

54.2%

African American households in Detroit are Renters

45.8 percent are Owners

28.3%

Family Poverty Rate

$26,200

(for a family of 4)

Poverty Threshold in 2020

$38,266

Median Family Income

36.4%

Some College or Associate Degree for persons 25 and over

African American Men - 9.7%
African American Women - 15.6%

 

Source:  American Community Survey, 2016-2020 

 
 
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