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Detroit Education Community

Education doesn't happen in a vacuum and neither does the work of improving education. Great partnerships require deep commitment to a common goal or vision, and our partners have that in abundance. Our partners include, but are not limited to:

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Challenge Detroit

Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of talented individuals to live, work, play, and give in and around the greater Detroit area for one year. New fellows are selected each spring with the idea that attracting and retaining talent will help drive the revitalization of Detroit.

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City Year Detroit

City Year Detroit corps members make a difference in the lives of 500 students in grades K-12, helping students thrive and reach new heights in subjects such as reading, writing, math and science.

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Consortium of Hispanic Agencies

The Consortium of Hispanic Agencies (CHA) of Southwest Detroit is an entity of community based Latino led organizations working together with other stakeholders promoting effective leadership, advocacy, policy change, and culturally appropriate services to enhance the lives of youth and families in Southwest Detroit.

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Cornerstone Charter Schools

Founded by Cardinal Adam Maida, who asked that the community "help build cornerstones for the city." One cornerstone was to be a Christ-centered schooling alternative that would provide the children of Detroit with access to a "high-quality" education. Cornerstone Independent Schools were named a top primary school by Excellent Schools Detroit in 2013.

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Deloitte and its employees are committed to moving the needle on the issue of college enrollment and success. Through their program, Their Future is Our Future, Deloitte firms and members are encouraged to engage in local programs that help underserved youth succeed in the 21st-century economy.

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Detroit Edison Public School Academy

Detroit Edison Public School Academy opened in September 1998, and has since gone on to receive numerous accolades for their programming. The school is divided into four learning academies: primary, elementary, junior and the Early College of Excellence. Detroit Edison academies accept students from throughout Detroit, and are led by Superintendent Ralph Bland.

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Detroit Public Schools

Detroit Public Schools, the largest school system in Michigan, runs 97 schools in Detroit. The district is made up of 21 application schools, 13 authorized charters, nine schools that are a part of DPS' Office of Innovation "Rising" schools program, and the remainder of schools are considered traditional open enrollment programs. Amongst the DPS' schools, 12 schools are listed as a top 20 k-8 Detroit school in Excellent Schools Detroit's Scorecard. In partnership with the Detroit Parent Network, there are eight DPS Parent Resource Centers located within schools across the city that offer year round parent training, support groups, and play areas for children.

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Education Achievement Authority

The Education Achievement Authority (EAA) is a statewide school district (currently with 15 schools in Detroit) created in 2011 by Michigan's governor to address the most poorly performing public schools. The most challenged public schools in the state can be transferred into this new district to turnaround educational outcomes for children. The Detroit Parent Network currently runs two Parent Empowerment Centers in EAA schools to offer families courses in closing the achievement gap, job training and more.

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Education Pioneers

The Education Pioneers program exists to identify, train, connect, and inspire a new generation of leaders dedicated to transforming our education system so that all students receive a quality education. The organization partners with more than 180 leading education organizations in 16 cities nationwide to ensure that they have the right people with the right skill sets to advance and scale their most promising results and initiatives. Education Pioneers work specifically with partners that run systems of schools that serve a large number of students, such as school districts or charter school management organizations.

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Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is committed to education initiatives, and their College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence) serves youth in 12 cities, including students at Detroit's Cody High School. The program identifies young people in need of support, and brings College MAP directly to them. College MAP helps disadvantaged students in Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Palo Alto/San Jose, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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Michigan Future, Inc.

Michigan Future, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Their mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. The organization’s work is funded by Michigan foundations. Michigan Future's work focuses on Michigan's economy, attracting and retaining talent, and preparing talent by creating new high schools in Detroit and it's suburbs.

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New Detroit - The Coalition

New Detroit's mission is to work as the coalition of Detroit area leadership addressing the issue of race relations by positively impacting issues and policies that ensure economic and social equity. The coalition is comprised of leaders from civil rights and advocacy organizations, human services, health and community organizations, business, labor, foundations, education, and the media. The non-profit focuses on areas that represent the greatest potential threat to Detroit's ability to achieve and maintain positive race relations. These areas are: economic equity, educational opportunity, impacting institutional practices, and building public will.

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Rising Advocates for Young Children

Rising Advocates for Young Children is a Detroit based collaborative of highly trained early childhood educators and caregivers advocating for the most developmentally appropriate, advanced, safe and nurturing care of at-risk children - birth to five years old. Services include regular activities for children and a Basic Needs Pantry.

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Teach For America

Teach For America finds, trains, and supports top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Teach For America's network includes 11,200 corps members teaching in 48 regions across the country and 32,000 alumni working in education and many other sectors to create the systemic changes that will help end educational inequity. In 2013, 400 TFA placements were made in Detroit.

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The Achievement Network

The Achievement Network (ANet) works with partners to turn school best practices used across the country into individualized school best practices. ANet is a nonprofit that helps schools strengthen their practice and culture of using standards and data to accelerate student learning in underserved communities. ANet provides their partners with both tools and training grounded in the practices of the best schools in their network using the following methods: coaching; networking and professional development; assessments and instructional resources.

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The Education Trust - Midwest

The Education Trust - Midwest is a statewide education policy and advocacy organization focused on doing "what is right" for Michigan children. Although many organizations speak up for the adults employed by schools and colleges, Ed Trust speaks up for students, especially those whose needs and potential are often overlooked. Ed Trust-Midwest, based in Royal Oak, MI, is affiliated with the national organization, The Education Trust, based in Washington, DC.

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University of Chicago, Urban Education Institute

Via their UChicago Impact program, the Urban Education Institute provides schools, school systems, and states with the highest quality research-based diagnostic tools and training designed to produce reliably excellent schooling. A piece of their work includes the 5Essentials program. UChicago is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide. The 5E system measures changes in a school organization through its survey, predicts school success through analysis, and provides individualized actionable reports to schools, districts, parents, and community partners.

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University of Michigan, Flint

The University of Michigan at Flint is the site of The Detroit Teacher Project, a program for aspiring teachers who have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and are interested in earning a master's degree with teacher certification. This full-time program is taught on-site in six Detroit-area high schools. Graduates of the program receive their master's degree and are eligible for teacher certification in Michigan. As a part of this work, Michigan Future, Inc., was given funding to start up seven additional new high schools and another 35 schools by 2018.

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Wayne CHAP

Wayne Children's Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP) is a private-public collaborative that aims to improve the quality of care to Wayne County children while simultaneously lowering associated health care costs. WCHAP works with its partners to improve quality, access and child health outcomes; strengthen provider, family and community partnerships; and reduce costs and advance systems change.

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