Our educators and families need support now more than ever. As the pandemic continues, we’ve heightened our focus on students as education ecosystems and communities try to envision what school and school-connected activities will look like. But we cannot overlook our educators and families. Without them, students stand no chance of receiving the education, support and holistic care they deserve. Educators and families deserve the same education, support and holistic care. This guide will provide parents with information and resources to support their students’ learning.
Center for Success unites literacy and community to empower students in the journey of education.
We expose the future to our future generation – through mentoring by a diverse set of committed individuals, and program partners that allow students to experience learning through hands on projects that relate to their lives and allow them to explore their interests.
We support learners on their journey by providing committed individuals to build trusting relationships.
The new Child Tax Credit offers monthly cash payments to families with children — up to $300 per child! If you have children under 18, you may be eligible even if you do not usually file taxes or have low/no earnings. Click here to learn more.
City Year is working to address the lack of equitable access to educational opportunities. Our AmeriCorps members partner with teachers and schools to add more support and to help create learning environments where students can build on their strengths and fully engage in their learning.
Congress of Communities (CoC) is a nonprofit organization serving Southwest Detroit. The mission of CoC is to provide leadership and facilitate collaboration of residents, youth, and stakeholders to foster a vibrant and sustainable community. CoC accomplishes its mission through leadership development, amplifying resident voice, supporting cross community collaboration, and building up local leaders. CoC programming includes Taking Action for Nuestros Ninos (TANN) parent leadership fellowship, TANN Action Team, early childhood programs, Latinx youth council, Nuestro Futuro, Building Sustainable Communities, Bridge to Jobs, and more.
The Detroit Children’s Fund is a nonprofit organization that makes high-potential investments to expand successful schools, greatly improve lower-performing schools and discover and develop talented educators so that every child in Detroit has the opportunity to receive an excellent education.
DHDC’s mission is to make a difference by creating opportunities to change the lives of young people and their families. We are committed to meeting the needs of our community by providing quality, innovative and culturally appropriate services; Mainly in Southwest Detroit.
The Detroit Parent Network Is Michigan’s premier parent engagement organization that educates, equips and empowers parents as champions for their children and for change in their schools and community.
Growing from a start-up nonprofit in 2002, Detroit Parent Network is a membership network of almost 1,000 households serving low-income families that are predominantly African American and Latino. DPN services and advocacy are multi-generational and designed to improve parent involvement in education, which is proven to promote child success.
The Detroit Public Library supports families! We offer both electronic and paper books to read with your children. Reading is a great way to bond with your child and enjoy your time together.
We also offer online programs, free online tutoring and many other great resources.
It takes a village to help your child reach their full potential. As your child enters a 4- or 5-star early learning setting, stay connected to your village by utilizing funding from a scholarship. The Detroit SOARS Scholarship program provides financial support to offset childcare tuition for eligible Detroit residents with children age 5 and younger.
Tuition payments are given directly to the child care provider. Co-payment is based on income. Participants will receive assistance with child care placement.
For more information, contact Jackie Hunter at 313-617-9473 or email@example.com.
EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.) is a national workforce development, talent solutions and consulting company with a passion for helping great companies and communities train and retain great people. EDSI works with regions, employers and jobseekers to overcome their most challenging obstacles. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, the company employs more than 800 people across the country. EDSI is a National Best and Brightest® Companies To Work For award winner.
For over 40 years, EDSI has worked with workforce development agencies, regional partners and employers to assess and understand workforce development needs and deliver solutions to build better workforces. The company operates more than 70 contracts providing successful business services and jobseeker placement and retention services across the country.
EDSI’s consulting team specializes in providing organizations with support in three critical areas: attracting, training and retaining top talent. EDSI helps organizations develop and implement better, faster, smarter people and business strategies.
First Step is a nonprofit organization in Wayne County that provides free, comprehensive and confidential services for domestic and sexual violence survivors and their families. These services include emergency shelter, crisis intervention, 24-hour helpline, individual and group counseling, medical, housing, and legal advocacy, referrals, and more.
Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. When you learn web development, data, design, business and more with GA, you get:
-Award-winning curriculum and expert instructors, on campus and online.
-A global, professional community of 40,000-plus full- and part-time alumni.
-Career results from leading-edge courses, with mentorship each step of the way.
GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is available for any student in grades K-12. This program is a free, virtual 1:1 tutoring/homework support service in which students can harness additional learning support through connecting with university students, faculty or staff with expertise in various subjects through Zoom. Whether you are looking for a one-time appointment or recurring, weekly sessions, the tutoring center can accommodate any student’s tutoring needs.
We provide free Early Headstart to low income families.
Lovin’ Touch Learning Center is a center located in Detroit that offers extended hour childcare, drop in care and Saturday Care. Our program’s mission is to provide opportunities that will allow children to develop social, emotional and cognitive skills in a safe secure environment.
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. To learn more, contact Vivian Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-494-4672.
NPFE is a nonprofit Charter Management Organization (CMO) comprised of educational practitioners, community advocates and business leaders who have dedicated years of service to children. Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society. We are committed to excellence.
Nolan provides a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students! At Nolan, we offer a rigorous curriculum that includes electives in instrumental music, vocal music and art! We offer one:one technology for all K-8 students promote STEAM education. We support a whole child commitment with wraparound services for students and families with our partnerships with ACC, DHS Pathway to Potential, St. John’s Clinic and on-site counselors. Students can participate in extracurricular activities like basketball and cheer, male and female mentoring and Girl and Boy Scouts. Nolan is dedicated to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of your children!
The Oakland County Health Division provides health services for the public, businesses and educational communities. The Health Division’s 40+ programs/services focus on preventing the spread of disease; ensuring a safe and clean environment; promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors; preparing for emergencies; surveillance of disease threats; and ensuring accessibility of health services. Oakland County Health Division also offers various evidence-based prevention programs, funded by the Oakland Community Health Network, aimed at reducing risky behaviors that lead to substance use and violence.
The Oakland Literacy Council believes that all people have a fundamental right to literacy. With support from our funders, we pair trained, compassionate tutors with adult learners until they become proficient readers, writers and communicators. As literate adults, they make our communities and our democracy stronger. They contribute to our economy, exercise their voice in their communities and give their children a solid educational foundation. The Oakland Literacy Council is the only organization dedicated solely to ending adult illiteracy in Oakland County. Our services include one-on-one tutoring, conversation and small group learning, online curriculum and digital literacy support.
Oakland Literacy Council provides personalized attention for adults who need help with English conversation skills and basic reading and writing. We also help with computer skills and internet access. Our programs can help you achieve your dreams of a better job or completing your high school education. We also help you to read your mail, fill out forms and help your child with their education. You will work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor and will work online individually and in groups. Our services are free for Oakland County residents.
For over 29 years Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) has provided conflict resolution and education services that are quite affordable and quickly empower community members, families, businesses, courts and schools to resolve conflict. OMC is an apolitical, nonprofit, volunteer-based Community Dispute Resolution Program (CDRP) center whose volunteers represent and serve the community.
All kids deserve the social, emotional and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in. Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems and believe in themselves.
Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Michigan in 2010. Playworks Michigan serves schools across Michigan through our year-round on-site and virtual support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Michigan through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.
Pontiac School District serves more than 4,000 students in Pontiac and surrounding municipalities. We believe all students deserve a pathway to success as an adult and are proud to be able to offer a number of scholarships, trade pathway partnerships and other outstanding opportunities to prepare students to become successful adults.
Rosen Publishing has supported students and families for more than 70 years. Our books, in both print and eBook format, can be found in every school and library across the nation. Children will see themselves, their families and their neighborhoods in our books.
LevelUp, our award-winning digital platform for PK-2+, provides your children with access to a library of more than 2,400 eBooks and a gaming feature to make learning fun! United Way families have complimentary access to the Netflix-style LevelUp library anytime, anywhere! Click here to sign up for access.
Our new program, “Focus on Social and Emotional Learning,” is becoming a staple in schools across the country. United Way families will have complimentary access to the grades K-3 digital collection. Click here for free access. These links will remain active until June 2021.
Soar Detroit provides one-on-one literacy tutoring that caters to the individual reading needs of each child. Our lessons are created by professional education specialists and led by our passionate volunteer mentors.
We work with students in Detroit through our partnerships with school districts, and faith communities. During this season of COVID, we have moved our services to be completely virtual. Tutoring sessions run during the school day for Fall 2020 and will expand to after school hours starting January 2021. We are excited to see students achieve the best and SOAR in reading!
The Art Experience is a community art and art therapy studio located in Pontiac whose mission is to improve lives through the arts. We welcome those of all ages, all abilities, all socio-economic backgrounds and all levels of creative experience to take part in our programs, and help us create new ones. Programs are offered to both the broad community and specialized for specific populations.
Time for Kids & Family Services, INC. (TKFS) is a nonprofit community based organization whose primary purpose is to provide children and families with quality social services that leads to family stabilization.
Urby Education, LLC is an education consulting business that supports families and organizations in increasing children’s reading abilities in grades K-2. This includes our online reading academy, parent reading workshops, online courses, and our hands-on Lit Kits for kids.
The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) has a strong commitment to serving, informing and learning from the community and fostering bi-directional communication between researchers and the public.