We’re committed to helping reduce barriers and increase opportunities for Detroit youth so that they may benefit from and contribute to the city’s resurgence.
We aim to foster a more equitable Detroit through three key approaches:
Community & Youth Leadership - Creating pipelines for new leaders, platforms for existing leaders, and providing reliable data to help inform civic action and decision making
Youth Development - Increasing high-quality out-of-school programming for Detroit kids by pursuing a dedicated public funding stream, supporting program quality improvement, and investing in promising youth programs that can serve as proof points for scalable investments
Safety - Reducing the number of young Detroiters whose future prospects are limited by exclusionary disciplinary practices (including school suspensions and expulsions), supporting youth violence interventions, and expanding the use of restorative practices in schools and by law enforcement
Our chief collaborations to advance an Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Youth with community members and allies from the philanthropic, business and government sectors:
Our Equity Team
Leads the Foundation’s Financial Empowerment and Cody Rouge Project work
Supports the Foundation’s Youth Development work
Supports the Foundation’s Safety, Financial Empowerment, and Youth Employment, and Cody Rouge Project 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 Safety and My Brother’s Keeper work
Supports the Foundation’s Community & Youth Leadership work
Leads the Foundation’s programmatic vision & strategy
Supports the development of program team members