STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

Foundation Scholarships: Wide-Ranging and Far-Reaching

From a hillside Italian village to an economic club, southeast Michigan students are reaping the fruit of generations before them who wanted to give back. The Community Foundation has a...

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Supporting Social-Emotional Needs at Head Start

Social-emotional support for kids, families and agency staff has been a key focus on Head Start Innovation Fund investments. Several key agencies, including the two that serve all of Macomb...

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Supporting New Moms at Head Start

With a larger number of Early Head Start seats available in Detroit for newborns, the Innovation Fund made some key, early investments for agencies to better support and connect to...

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Building a Pipeline of Teachers for Head Start

The Head Start Innovation Fund has supported a variety of strategies to build the pipeline of teachers into the system, allowing different agencies to test different models. One approach, built...

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2018 Detroit Economic Club Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Clabe Hunt and Penny Richards on being the 2018 recipients of the Detroit Economic Club Scholarship!   CLABE A. HUNT Clabe Hunt will graduate from Renaissance High School...

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Mr. Quevie: A Head Start Superhero

One target population for the Head Start Innovation Fund’s talent recruitment efforts has been men. While men have not traditionally been encouraged to pursue careers in early childhood education, they...

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Special Needs Being Met At Head Start

Part of the Head Start Innovation Fund’s work has been to bridge systems. While Detroit Public Schools is not a direct provider of Head Start, they are a critical partner...

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Increasing Collaboration, Recruitment, and Retention at Head Start

Cheryl McFall has been a Head Start booster for many years: first as a mother with five children in Head Start classrooms. Then inspired, she became a Head Start teacher...

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Atlantic Impact: A Catapult Story

Students at schools that include educational trips in their academic offerings get better grades, and are more likely to graduate. As a 2016 Catapult grantee, Atlantic Impact is providing more...

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Detroit Horse Power : A Catapult Story

As a teacher in Detroit, David Silver saw the need for safe and enriching after school activities that provide tangible life skills. Tapping into his background in riding and caring...

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