A Rose for Detroit Blog

Michelle Obama offers love, advice to college-bound Detroiters at DCAN kickoff

The event brought more than 2,000 seniors from across Detroit to Wayne State to celebrate the fact that next year, each one will be studying at a place of higher learning. Obama headlined a star-studded line-up of guest speakers as part of her Reach Higher campaign, which encourages kids across the nation to explore their college options. ... Read More

Tonya Allen: Quantifying hope for young men of color

As president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, chair of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and co-chair of the nationally-focused Executive Alliance alongside Bob Ross from the California Endowment, I have the honor of being in a position to drive what’s happening locally, in my city of Detroit, as well as across the country. ... Read More

Allen: Bus ride to school with Detroit teen is eye-opener

Education organizing group 482Forward challenged members of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren to travel to school with a Detroit child to get a firsthand look at some of the challenges families in the city face while trying to get their kids to school safely. ... Read More