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Who Will Lead Detroit

Renowned Detroit artist Sydney G. James created the cover art for our latest annual report, Who Will Lead Detroit. The artwork highlights four talented Detroit youth making an impact in the city they call home.

Curtis Roach – graduate, Cass Technical High School

Kennedy Smith – 10th grade, Renaissance High School

Javon Franklin – graduate, Denby High School

Ana Lisa Alvarez – graduate, Western International High School

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Sydney’s creative process and learn more about the young people featured.   

The Skillman Foundation

A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career pathways.

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