Founded by the Mack Avenue Community Church in 2010, MACC Development is one of the most innovative nonprofits in Detroit.





Pastors' Eric Russ, Leon Stevenson and Eric Nielson begin talks of church planting in Detroit.


Pastor Eric Russ begins speaking at partnering churches about the Mack Avenue church plant

First staff team begins to arrive and purchase homes in 48214


Wall Street Journal publishes article about MACC


MACC Development is founded

 MACC purchases first home and starts renovation for a family in the church

late 2010

MACC Lit is founded and begins first day of tutoring on November 9, 2010

MACC purchases 7900 Mack Avenue in the Wayne County tax auction


MACC Development purchases home on Fischer Street

MACC Lit finishes its first school year serving 26 students with 46 volunteers


MACC Sports is born and hosts its first soccer season with 50 players, 40 families, 8 teams and 18 coaches

MACC Lit runs a summer Book-it program to promote summer reading


MACC Legal is presented to the Board of Directors and accepted as an exploratory initiative

MACC Lit hosts a 10-week summer camp to prevent reading loss

7900 Mack is renovated to host MACC Lit and MACC Legal Spaces

MACC Sports hosts it's 2nd and 3rd seasons with over 100 participants


MACC Lit begins in school tutoring at Nichols Elementary 4 days a week

MACC Legal hosts its first intake day January 18,2014

MACC Development works with architect and contractor on initial plans for a complete renovation of 7900 Mack


MACC Sports partners with On Goal and hosts its first basketball and volleyball camps

MACC Development begins million dollar renovation at 7900 Mack Avenue to create community space, offices and The Commons in its storefront



Portraits by Field Gems Photography

Leon Stevenson
Pastor, Mack Avenue Community Church

Jonathan Demers
Partner, Taproot Investments

Justin Mast
Founder, Justin Mast Design+ Development

Bryon Rossi
Social Entrepreneur


Carolyn Davis
Retired, DMC

Sandra Stahl
Lead Evaluator, Citizen Detroit

Scott Munekawa
Account Manager, Google