Words cannot express our gratitude! The ladies of Impact 100 Metro Detroit voted for us to win one of their grand $100,000 grant awards this year! We are excited to build relationships with them as we use this grant to expand literacy intervention to serve 3-4 year old children and create a teen center for youth between the ages of 14-24 in Detroit. There is much to be done and we are ready, capable and excited to continue this work with greater support and resources. View the story aired on Channel 7 News WXYZ by clicking here.
Giving is simple...just text "DK15" to 313-788-8624 https://youtu.be/nUfAVBeH8dc Hear this message above from actor, Anthony Anderson. We invite you to engage in our Text-to-Give campaign that kicks off on June 1st and culminates with our virtual celebration on June 8th. Will you encourage 15 friends to give $15? Can you celebrate by joining us on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube from 6-7pm on June 8th? Share this opportunity with others to be apart of this opportunity to support a “homegrown” organization that gives Detroit all the love it has been given and more. You can text your pledge today! Browser not supported
Our CEO and Executive Director of Atlantic Impact, Anise Hayes, had the vision to create the Black Executive Director Alliance of Detroit (BEDAD). We introduce you to the other 7 founding members. As Black founders of 9 Detroit community nonprofits, we are making this connection by leading youth development organizations for the communities we've been born into. Many of us experienced struggles on our own path to adulthood. We have a comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by those we’ve been called to serve, many of whom are not that far removed from us in age. Some of us may even still be struggling with challenges, but created our nonprofit to give back from our own experience however possible. You can read recent articles on our work through an article in Crain's Detroit Business , Crain's Detroit Business (Op-ed) or Model D.
This summer, we will implement a hybrid program at 2 locations from Monday, July 5th-Thursday, August 12th. Our St. Suzanne location (19321 W. Chicago St.-Detroit) will be for youth entering grades K-3rd the next school year. Participants will be in session Monday through Thursdays in-person from 9-5p. Our Evangel Ministries/180 Church location (13660 Stansbury-Detroit) will be for youth entering grades K-8th the next school year. Participant will engage in sessions Mondays through Thursdays in-person from 9-5p. REGISTER BELOW. This opportunity is limited at each location and registration will close when we reach capacity.
Thank you to WXYZ Channel 7 News for coverage of our Teen & Young Adult Summit on March 20, 2021. It was a great event and a wonderful turnout. This event was possible by our funding from McGregor Fund and Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan. #dkrocks #since2006 https://youtu.be/ijvWTFAvJjU
By attending this event, youth will have a better understanding of how to prepare for a successful future. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with professionals in position to guide them on their path to college and careers. Engage in activities that will also lift your voices on the issues of racial and social justice. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with great raffle prizes!!! This event will be held outdoors to safely social distance with tents and heaters for comfort. Everyone is required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing to keep everyone safe. This is a great opportunity, you don't want to miss out! REGISTRATION LINK: CLICK HERE