The Challenge

Every child in Detroit deserves a great education.

90% of Detroit schools do not have the resources they need to provide one. The crisis in Detroit schools doesn’t stem from a lack of effort, it stems from a lack of equity and financial support.

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The Why

A quality education empowers children to pursue their greatest ambitions.

Our work is to ensure that one day every child in Detroit has access to a great school and all the opportunities an excellent education brings.

The Solution

At DCF, we’re creating better quality schools by:

Training and developing remarkable school leaders

Recruiting, coaching and rewarding successful teachers

Providing children with the tools they need in the classroom

Supporting city-wide initiatives that help school systems thrive

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The Impact

DCF programs have served:

28,000

Students

60

Schools

12,000

Educators

Testimonials

Beth Gonzalez 
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Detroit Public Schools Community District 

Beth Gonzalez

DCF pushed us to think about what was possible within the framework of our program, helping us to transform instructional culture across the District.” Read the case study

Armen Hratchian 
Executive Director, Teach for America 

Armen Hratchian

Every single day teachers are showing up with incredible courage and skill. But they’re running into a headwind because the conditions, policies, and systemic-level practices are blowing in their faces. Teach for America and DCF are working to change that.” Read the case study

Ralph Bland 
CEO, New Paradigm for Education 

Ralph Bland

The partnership goes beyond the monetary and helps us define the critical leadership and instructional strategies we need to move the needle.” Read the case study