We believe in the future of Detroit and Detroit children.

Our vision is to dramatically change the odds for Detroit youth by ensuring they have exceptional learning and developmental opportunities. DCF invests in schools, leaders and school networks, strengthening what’s currently working in Detroit and enabling proven performers to launch in our city. DCF is powered by a deep partnership with the Skillman Foundation. The Foundation has been working in Detroit since 1960 and is recognized as a leading advocate for children in the city.


  • Kids living in concentrated poverty. 80%
  • 4th graders not proficient in reading. 71%
  • Children in Detroit attending charter schools. 33%

We believe in the future of DETROIT and Detroit CHILDREN.