Alongside communities, schools and so many others who are in the fight for educational equity. Teach For America Detroit's leadership network includes over 800 corps members and alumni spanning the state of Michigan from Marquette to Monroe, with over 200 who continue leading in the classroom. Another 200 alumni are leading toward equity through roles in government, nonprofits, universities and advocacy organizations.
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 a once-great city. Detroiters know that our children will play a central role to the revitalization of our community. Teach For America Detroit is humbled to be one partner in this ongoing work.
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.”