Investments in our schools portfolio support the creation of more “seats” in quality schools in Detroit. Funding is provided to quality schools and networks with the ability to grow and scale; the recruitment of nationally recognized high-performing schools to Detroit; or turnaround efforts of the city’s lower performing schools.

Current School Investments

New Paradigm for Education

New Paradigm for Education (NPFE) is the highest performing charter network in Detroit, serving ~2,500 students across the city. DCF’s investment in New Paradigm for Education will support their efforts to grow and replicate within their existing schools, as well as take on additional schools through turnaround.

School Collaboration Collective (SC2)

School Collaboration Collective (SC2) is a small, selective group of schools with educators that want to make transformational changes for our kids in Detroit. Through SC2, schools receive individualized,  intensive on-site instructional leadership support for their teachers, coaches, and leaders. Additionally, SC2 school leaders and their instructional leadership teams benefit from the power of a cohort experience, by coming together monthly as peers to learn, collaborate, share successes, and solve common challenges. 

DPSCD ModEL Schools

Our grant will support the ModEL School program, providing whole school, instruction focused improvement in DPSCD schools. ModEL Schools will receive intensive development for school leadership teams, teacher coaching on ELA and math curriculum, and master teacher coaching from national experts with proven track records of success.

The School at Marygrove P-20 Campus

Detroit Children’s Fund is supporting the founding leadership team of DPSCD’s Marygrove school to support their vision, planning and successful execution of the launch and first year of the new school.  Support includes executive leadership coaching and development, staff and school culture support, high-performing school visits, instructional delivery and resources support, and professional development and training.