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Detroit

Hand-in-hand with the community, we are working to make Detroit a place where our schools are pillars of educational excellence. We envision a city where passionate leaders fight to put students and families first so that we can proudly live up to Detroit's motto: "We hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes.”
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Why Detroit?

The city of Detroit and its people are resilient. We know our city is far stronger and full of greater character than the national headlines that try to define us through the lens of polarizing politics, financial instability, and decreasing population.

Across the city, positive momentum abounds through thoughtful entrepreneurship, creativity, and a belief in the renaissance of our great city. Detroiters know that our children will play a central role in the revitalization of our community. Teach For America Detroit is humbled to be one partner in this ongoing work.

Teach For America Detroit recently adopted the ten year goal that by 2030, twice as many economically disadvantaged children in Michigan will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and co-creating a future filled with possibility. Our goal calls for us to consistently recruit great educators; develop them into system-level leaders who can deliver for their students, schools and communities; and connect them with each other and broader coalitions to advance state and local policies, practices and innovations that drive toward greater equity and excellence. Detroit is the grounds for innovation, collaboration and most importantly, the place to be and the place to stay when it comes to developing and engaging in a leadership journey that creates a future we all want to live in.

A Day in the Life

Changemakers Wanted.

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Our Programs

Our Programs

We empower educators through providing various support systems rooted in education justice. Our programs are designed to empower our educators in their classroom and school settings by grounding in culturally responsive practices, investing over $50,000 in financial incentives, and focusing on educator wellness and community.

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Our Fellows

Our Fellows

We connect coalitions through building and connecting the community. Our teacher-leaders act with self-awareness, create and invest in a compelling mission and vision, build trusting relationships, and lead with vision and vulnerability. Composed of 120 rising leaders, reaching more than 13,000 Detroit students, and serving 58 schools, Detroit is the place where you can make a difference.

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