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Retaining great teachers begins with listening to them

Retaining great teachers begins with listening to them

Rachele DiMeglio Adam, interim executive director for Teach for America-Detroit, spends a lot of time listening to the concerns of teachers. "I think folks may be surprised by what they hear. Yes, teachers are underpaid. And, yes, our kids face complex systemic challenges that make this work really hard. But I don’t believe that is why educators with the potential for great impact leave Detroit classrooms." ... Read More
Five actions for a stronger Detroit

Five actions for a stronger Detroit

Over the last two months, we held focus groups that allowed us to hear from Detroit residents about their experiences, ideas and hopes for the city and its children. These discussions, which were at once insightful, sobering and encouraging, contribute to our perspective of Detroit and help to inform our strategies to best help Detroit youth thrive. Here, we share a synthesis of our main takeaways. ... Read More
Growing leaders through outdoor adventures

Growing leaders through outdoor adventures

Upon graduating from Wayne State University, Peter went to Micronesia with his church and put his belief in the transformative power of outdoor adventure to work, spending three years running a diversion program for youth in the criminal justice system. “Instead of going to jail, they could spend 21 days in the jungle with me,” he grinned. ... Read More
Detroit residents leading change in neighborhoods

Detroit residents leading change in neighborhoods

When the Skillman Foundation set out to on its Good Neighborhoods Initiative to improve conditions for children living in six Detroit neighborhoods – Brightmoor, Chadsey Condon, Cody Rouge, North End, Osborn and Southwest Detroit – one critical step taken was to launch Community Connections, a resident-centered grant program working to strengthen civic engagement and grassroots leadership. The program awards grants of $500 to $5,000 to local projects that mobilize residents to improve opportunities and conditions for youth.
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