Tri-City CDC

Tri-City Community Development Corporation (Tri-City) was legally incorporated on January 21, 1999 as a collaborative effort between several faith-based organizations, a few local businesses & schools, and area residents. It is an extension of the outreach ministry of the
New Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church.


Our Mission

Tri-City's MISSION is to empower residents in the Southwest Detroit, River Rouge, and Ecorse communities through the development and implementation of community strategies and initiatives that strengthen families and enrich their quality of life.

Our Projects

This is a listing of our current community projects

We would like to take the time to show our appreciation to Comerica Bank...
for their continued support in ALL of our programs.

Environmental Change through Community Cooperation

Environmental Change through Community Cooperation

This project came into existence due to the recently documented findings of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality which discovered that our community residents are suffering from toxic pollutants being released into the atmosphere. This is due to the negligence of our neighboring large corporations which produce and/or refine combustible resources like Oil, Waste, Salt, and others.

Unique Opportunity...

This offering is a Computerized Remediation Program that runs for 10 weeks and focuses on local youths between the ages of 6 and 12yrs. The program is for parents that want their children to have supplemental educational experiences. This National Program is offered through Tri-City at half the cost based on our unique partnership!

Senior POWER

Enriching our Seniors with Community Interaction

The Project currently includes the following elements: The Seniors' Day Program... The Annual Tri-City Chairman's Luncheon... and Informational Workshops

The Tuskegee Airmen Drone Program

6-Week Mini-Drone Class

For Boys & Girls ages 8-15... Train with the Distinguished Tuskegee Airmen group (Macon - Thomas Chapter) to become CERTIFIED to fly mini-drones and find jobs which will pay trained pilots to work for them. 

Veterans Appreciation Program

Quarterly Event Series

Tri-City CDC has created a quarterly events series leading to Veteran’s Day provided through encouragement, resource support, fellowship, and a greater appreciation of those from the Southwest Detroit community, who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day activities can start before Veterans Day.

My Vote Counts

Community Rallies
supported by DDAWN

Tri-City CDC has engaged residents in the Tri-City area (Southwest Detroit, Ecorse, and River Rouge), with a mobilization program designed to activate the community and stress the importance of voting. We provide the community with important information about Local, State, & National Candidates, dates to remember, polling locations, along with voting processes & history.

Programming Initiatives

Envisioning a community which is Clean, Safe, Healthy, Vibrant, and Supportive of its residents

Youth Programs

for ages 6 - 12 yrs.

We are currently offering extensive Summer & After School Programming 

Opportunity Training

for ages 14 - 24 yrs.

We offer Job Readiness Training and Summer Employment Opportunities for our local youth seeking to integrate themselves into the workforce.


ages 65+

We are servicing the need for our Community Seniors to have positive and frequent Social Interactions with peers and others, Access to Healty Meals & Exercise Regimines, along with Computer Skills Basic Training.

Family Resource Center

Strategies & Initiatives that strengthen families

We provide family services in the following areas: Adult Literacy, Social/Mental Health Referrals, Employment Opportunities, Single Parent Resources, and Housing Resources

Veterans Appreciation Events

for Local Armed Forces Veterans

Events Include:

Memorial Day Salute to Veterans 

Concerns for Veterans in the Our Community

Veterans Day Service 


Calls to Action

How You Can Help...



Who we are...

Tri-City Community Development Corporation was legally incorporated on January 21, 1999, as a collaborative effort between several faith-based organizations, local businesses, local schools, and area residents. It is an outgrowth of the outreach ministry of New Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church and the brainchild of both the Pastor of NMH Reverend Dr. Alex R. Hill, Sr. & the late, great Reverend Dr. William J. Smith, who served as an associate minister and was the co-founding CEO of Tri-City.

Dr. Smith served faithfully from 1999 to 2015 when he started experiencing health challenges which he ultimately succumbed to in early 2016. His wife of 33 years, Mrs. Loretta Smith is the current CEO.

Meet the Press

Meet the Press

Our latest mentions...

We are excited anytime we are mentioned in a positive way in the press, or on blogs, so it is our duty to promote these happening and ask our followers to share them on your appropriate platforms to let everyone know that we are doing Good Work in our communities.


Support our efforts

We are a 501c3 Non-Profit entity and are always in need of funding for ALL of our Programming. Your Tax-Deductible Donation is much appreciated and well-received!

We are continually looking for support funds to operate the Eden Park Community Project and the future Neighborhood Revitalization Program to improve the housing stock in this area.


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Past & Current

This is a listing of our Annual and Past Events as well as Events currently on the docket for 2022!

1st Annual Eden Park Community Project <br>Carnival & Music Fest

1st Annual Eden Park Community Project
Carnival & Music Fest

Memorial Day Weekend
May 28 & 29, 2022

Memorial Day Salute to Local Vets

Memorial Day Salute to Local Vets

Monday May 30, 2022

Honoring those who have served in all branches of the military, in addition to acknowledging Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day Observance. An American holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. States.

My Vote Counts Rally
& Essay Contest Winners

August 29, 2021

We encourage voters to engage in the political process. In doing so, we launched an essay contest, organized a community rally, created & distributed literature, and became a social media presence.

The My Vote Counts Essay Contest was to encourage youth to become involved and understand the importance of voting. This contest was open to all grade levels (Elementary school to College undergrads), with Prizes awarded to 1st,2nd, and 3rd place winners in each grade level. 

The Tri-City Family Conference

2-Day Conference & Resource Fair

This Annual Event targets the 3200+ Families that reside in our 48217 Zip Code. We offer Family Development Workshops and invite at least 30 organizations that provide Health & Wellness Services (physical & emotional), Academic Support, Recreational Programs, Financial Literacy Training, Legal Services, and other support services for our Resource Fair.  We provide lunch, snacks, gift bags, and entertainment for conference participants. 

Men's Night Out

Men's Night Out

Male Mentor-ship Retreat

In addition to our 2-Day Family Conference Event, we also had a retreat on the Sunday after the event which engaged 50 pre-identified program youth, and 50 male parent or volunteer role models that spent an evening with Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu. This event included dinner, an overnight stay at the hotel, games, and other activities. The following morning included breakfast before the Main Event which featured a keynote address by Dr. Kunjufu.

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. <br>Birthday Celebration

2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Celebration

Eden Park Fundraising Event

The celebration featured a keynote speech from Dr. Derek King, the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2018 Fight the Pollution Concert

2018 Fight the Pollution Concert

Eden Park Fundraising Event

2018 Event Hosted by Detroit Radio Personality & Comedienne CoCo starring Hip-Hop Legend Yo-Yo and featured music from R&B Songstress Dondria!

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Tri-City Community Development Corporation

3225 S. Deacon St.
Detroit, MI. 48217
United States of America

+1 313-928-2828

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