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Our regional team is led by born-and-raised Michiganders and our staff and corps members are a combination of Michigan natives and transplants, all of whom have become fierce advocates of Detroit, and are proud to call Detroit home.

Michigan’s biggest resource isn’t the Great Lakes, its 20 million acres of forest, or its agricultural diversity. Michiganders are the biggest resource. We volunteer in our communities, check on our neighbors, and make their concerns our concerns. 

TFA Detroit’s network of nearly 900 equity-minded leaders are committed to strengthening our communities and providing brighter futures for our young people. Leaders like Detroit ‘15 alum, Sirrita Darby, who founded Detroit Heals Detroit to foster healing justice for Detroit youth and Detroit Leads fellow, Toson Knight, who founded Caught Up Mentoring to inspire, mold and empower young men to be productive members of society.

While 80 percent of TFA corps members did not plan to work in education, 85 percent of alumni continue to work in education or careers that impact low-income communities. Our Michigan community includes 300+ teachers, dozens of school leaders, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and deans. With a deep belief in all students and your own innovative spirit, you can join our diverse network of alumni who are partnering with Detroit’s highest need schools to make an excellent education a reality for every single child growing up in our city.

Learn more about our alumni programs

We're Still Here: A Celebration of Resilience with Sirrita Darby

Teach for America Detroit held its annual Spring Educator Summit - We’re Still Here - A celebration of the resilience we have witnessed in our community of educators and across the city of Detroit’s landscape in the last year. This was an opportunity for TFA Detroit’s staff, corps members, fellows, alumni, school partners, and community leaders to come together to learn alongside one another, connect with one another, celebrate our collective resilience and impact, and gain energy for the work that lies ahead.


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Regional Office

1938 Franklin St, Suite 111
Detroit, MI 48207-4037

Alumni Affairs

Jacob Robinson - Director, Collective Impact (

Contact Info

Phone: (313) 309-3000
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Media Inquiries

Terrence West - Communications Manager (