Danika Community Development Incorporated is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.
Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Danika Community Development Incorporated, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Our Education and Outreach focuses on the whole person. Bringing to our community many different opportunities to develop and enhance their life skills as well as be exposed to new and exciting things.
We offer programs that aim to help educate and support in the areas of financial education, financial resource allocation/planning for college, workforce preparation, and confidence building.
TAKE NO CHANCES WITH YOUR FINANCES
We help educate teens on how to understand money to reduce future debt and help realize retirement savings as adults.
Thirty-three percent (33%) of American adults have zero retirement savings.
More than fifty percent (50%) of Blacks and Latinos have nothing saved for retirement.
Of Black Americans who do save, the median is $27,000 compared to $79,500 for whites.
Our financial literacy workshops teach teens how to identify and eliminate wealth extraction behaviors. We teach them how to invest in themselves and secure their financial futures.
COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOPS
Many middle-class families do not qualify for need-based financial aid, grants or scholarships. Many are also unable to pay for college tuition without supplementing with loans. Many middle-class families are realizing the “middle-class squeeze”, where incomes are either stagnant or declining but the cost of living continues to increase.
This simple fact creates gaps in education equity for many middle-class families. And, the stress of having to locate financial resources for college leaves many middle-class seniors with mental trauma in addition to financial burdens that impact their college years and beyond.
Our College Planning Workshops helps students and their families plan for college while students are still in middle school and well into high school. The goal is to budget, then allocate resources early to plan for the financial expenditures that will need to occur to support a student through their entire career at a community college or 4 year college/university.
RESUME WRITING & INTERVIEW ASSISTANCE
DCDI offers resume writing and interview assistance to:
Young people new to the workforce
Immigrants looking to find their place in the workforce
Individuals re-entering the workforce, and
Individuals looking to change careers
We want to eliminate any inequities that may exist that prevents “access” to work, by helping underserved groups “present” their knowledge, education and skillset in a way that fully characterizes their full potential contribution to the workforce and help them build their self-confidence.
THE WELL – FAMILY & COMMUNITY BUILDING SUPPORT GROUP FOR BLACK MEN
2020 highlighted societal concerns that directly spoke to violence and how it impacted black men. During that time mental health also became important especially on how to emotionally and mentally navigate the resulting feelings from those events.
The Well provides a culturally safe space for Black men to express their thoughts, feelings and concerns on matters unique to their lives. It provides support, healing and restoration that impacts not only their personal lives, but their families and communities.
About one in five Americans struggle with a mental illness in any given year, regardless of their race.
African Americans are 20 percent more likely to have serious psychological distress than Whites are.
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting more than 17 million people each year.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among African Americans ages 15 to 24
African American men are 4x more likely to die by suicide than African American women are.
Because less than 2 percent of American Psychological Association members are Black or African American, some may worry that mental health care practitioners are not culturally competent enough to treat their specific issues.
- Multiple DatesSat, Jun 10First Presbyterian Church of FarmingtonJun 10, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMFirst Presbyterian Church of Farmington , 26165 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48331, USAOver the next 14 weeks, join us to learn gardening techniques for indoor and outdoor, as well as healthy cooking classes. This workshop is open to all ages. Families with children under 9 years old need a parent in attendance.
- Multiple DatesThu, Jun 15Marygrove Conservancy, Mme Cadillac BldgJun 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PMMarygrove Conservancy, Mme Cadillac Bldg, 8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221, USAThe Well provides a culturally safe space for Black men to express their thoughts, feelings and concerns on matters unique to their lives. It provides support, healing and restoration that impacts not only their personal lives, but their families and communities.
- Sat, Sep 09First Presbyterian Church of FarmingtonSep 09, 10:00 AM – Sep 23, 1:00 PMFirst Presbyterian Church of Farmington , 26165 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, USAResume Writing and Interviewing taught over 3 consecutive Saturdays (Sept. 9, 16 and 23) 10am-1pm. Join us as we teach you how to create or update your resume with your transferable skills and practice interviewing to prepare you to put your best foot forward. *** You must attend all 3 classes