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1203, 2019

Sweet Dreamzzz will Bring Early Childhood Sleep Education Program™ to Brightmoor Childhood Quality Initiative

March 12th, 2019|

Hundreds of families in Detroit's Brightmoor district will soon have the awareness and materials they need to help their children get a good night's sleep. Local non-profit Sweet Dreamzzz®, Inc. will be partnering with the Brightmoor Childhood Quality Initiative (BQI) to help preschoolers follow a bedtime routine and get the sleep they need for good health and school success. With grant funding from the

103, 2019

Social Finance Israel launches bond to boost education for Arab-Israeli bedouin

March 1st, 2019|

Social Finance Israel has developed a social impact bond initiative to improve math and Hebrew language performance for high school students from Israel’s bedouin community. The financial intermediary is looking to raise $4.1 million for a six-year program. It has secured 40% of the funding, mostly from an Israeli bank. The historically nomadic Arab-Israeli bedouin community has been settling in and around cities over the past

1002, 2019

Ridgway White: Invest in early education to change the trajectory of children, families

February 10th, 2019|

A new Michigan State University study should be a wake-up call for anyone concerned about the future of our children — and our state. It shows that Michigan ranked dead last among all 50 states for improvement in fourth-grade math and reading proficiency between 2003 and 2015. This is a dire warning. We already knew Michigan ranked in the bottom third of states for

802, 2019

Living Arts steps in to inspire Detroit kids with music, art

February 8th, 2019|

From the humblest of beginnings in southwest Detroit in 1999, a small dance class has grown to serve more than 3,000 kids across the city and beyond with expanded arts programming. Alissa Novoselick, executive director of Living Arts, approximates that since about 2008, the operating budget of the organization has, like the participants, multiplied in number, from about $150,000 to almost $1 million. "It's not just

102, 2019

DSO’s Sphinx competition attracts best, brightest string musicians

February 1st, 2019|

As the top finisher, Witherspoon will receive a $10,000 cash prize, solo appearances with major orchestras, performances with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and an appearance on the radio show, "From the Top." “I’m a huge supporter of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and realize the fact that music education also positively impacts success in the classroom," said Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem in a release. "During our

2401, 2019

Food is Helping Flint Recover and Reimagine Itself

January 24th, 2019|

Promising signs of growth include the facts that Flint Fresh is developing a regional food hub for food processing that could help area growers, and the North Flint Food Market just received a large grant from the Michigan Good Food Fund. In addition to getting healthy foods into the hands of more people, these initiatives are creating openings for the development of sustainable local

1001, 2019

Head Start grants will boost training, teacher recruitment

January 10th, 2019|

An infusion of grants is coming at just the right time for four Head Start agencies in Detroit that this month must begin re-competing for federal cash they’re in danger of losing. The Head Start Innovation Fund — operated by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan — on Tuesday announced the grants totaling $1.1 million. In addition to helping provide professional development for the agencies that

601, 2019

Detroit Public Television looks to play bigger role in school readiness

January 6th, 2019|

Through a pilot launched in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood last fall, the station is aiming for bigger impact in early childhood education. It's bringing caregivers together to discuss best practices, sharing its Pre-School-U curriculum to educate teachers, caregivers and parents on the developmental stages of young children, bringing its programming and apps directly to children and parents and exploring ways to use them to increase school

301, 2019

‘Hamilton’ producer Jeffrey Seller donates $1M to Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

January 3rd, 2019|

Jeffrey Seller, a metro Detroit native and the producer of the hit Broadway musical 'Hamilton,' has donated $1 million to the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit through his foundation. Announced last month, the grant will help fund two programs, the theatre's summer camp and the Mosaic Experience Empowerment Program. It will be distributed over five years from the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation. That foundation was

1912, 2018

50 People Who Represent the Heart of Detroit

December 19th, 2018|

Detroit is fueled by community heroes dedicated to supporting children. In every pocket of the city, there are people nurturing and investing in our youth. From teachers and counselors, to doctors and nurses; librarians and statisticians, to mentors and artists. Some are youth themselves advocating for their peers. Others are caring adults who look to protect, guide and provide for kids. Narrowing down a list

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