The city is rising, but education barriers for youth are significant.
Detroit is reviving, once again becoming a place of promise. For this momentum to continue, we must support and provide a quality education for its next generation of leaders.
Only 5% of 4th graders read on grade level
Under 4% of 4th graders perform math on grade level
Just 13% of high school graduates are adequately prepared for college.
* Source: DPS NAEP (2015); DPS SAT COLLEGE READINESS (2016) FROM MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Detroit Children's Fund is a platform for bold investment strategies that will transform education in Detroit.Every child deserves an education that prepares them for success. And with only 2,000 seats available in quality schools, a good education is hard to find if not impossible. Our mission is to change these odds by ensuring every child in Detroit has access to a great school.
DETROIT CHILDREN’S FUND BOARD MEMBERS
DCF’s board members are a talented group of civic and corporate leaders, committed to ensuring that every child in Detroit has access to a quality school.
DCF Chair, EVP, Crain Communications Inc.
Owner, Slows BarBQ and Los Pistoleros
Vice Chairman, Rock Holdings Inc.
CEO, Graticule Asset Management
VC of Palace Sports & Entertainment
President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation
Arts and Education Advocate
President, Barton Malow
Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank
Senior VP, Market Manager, Bank of America
Educator, Entrepreneur & Child Advocate