For youth to reach their full potential, they must be provided with meaningful continuum of learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Working in collaboration with others, we aim to bolster Detroit’s system of schools and expanded learning opportunities to advance academic proficiency and impart children with the skills required for an ever-changing economy.
We're focused on three key approaches to improve education for Detroit kids:
Education Ecosystem Reset - Strengthening the conditions in which all Detroit schools operate by providing actionable data, supporting educator development and retention, and family & community engagement
Present & Ready to Learn - Building community awareness & engagement around student attendance and providing schools with supports needed to reduce chronic absenteeism
Literacy & Numeracy - Increasing academic proficiency -- particularly in third-grade reading -- and supporting teacher recruitment efforts
Our chief collaborations to advance an Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Youth with community members and allies from the philanthropic, business and government sectors:
Our Education Team
Supports the Foundation’s Literacy & Numeracy, Educational Ecosystem Reset, Present & Ready to Learn, College & Career Pathways, Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren work
Leads the Foundation’s Community & Youth Leadership and College & Career Pathways work
Supports the Foundation’s Youth Employment, Youth Development, Education Ecosystem Reset and My Brother’s Keeper work.
Leads the Foundation’s programmatic vision & strategy
Supports the development of program team members