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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.

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Only 5% of 4th graders read on grade level

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Under 4% of 4th graders perform math on grade level

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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.

DCF’s innovative education strategy will create 25,000 Quality Seats by 2025

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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.

KC Crain

KC Crain

DCF Chair, EVP, Crain Communications Inc.

Phil Cooley

Phil Cooley

Owner, Slows BarBQ and Los Pistoleros

Bill Emerson

Bill Emerson

Vice Chairman, Rock Holdings Inc.

Adam Levinson

Adam Levinson

CEO, Graticule Asset Management

Arn Tellem

Arn Tellem

VC of Palace Sports & Entertainment

Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen

President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation

Gretchen Davidson

Gretchen Davidson

Arts and Education Advocate

Carol Goss

Carol Goss

Community Leader

Ryan Maibach

Ryan Maibach

President, Barton Malow

Jason Tinsley

Jason Tinsley

Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank

Pernilla Ammann

Pernilla Ammann

Advertising Executive

Tiffany Douglas

Tiffany Douglas

Senior VP, Market Manager, Bank of America

Kelle Ilitch

Kelle Ilitch

Educator, Entrepreneur & Child Advocate

Jacques Panis

Jacques Panis

President, Shinola