This past fall U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA) and U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (VA) introduced “The Child Care for Working Families Act”… Read More
More than 18,000 Detroit community members contributed to Hope Starts Here. That included families, childcare providers, educators, healthcare professionals, community advocates, business leaders, policy makers, funders, and many more.
Hope Starts Here was guided by a Stewardship Board made up of parents, childcare providers, early childhood educators, healthcare providers, local and state government, and business, community and philanthropic leaders.
Six Strategy Teams took on the big task of understanding the many problems children and families face in Detroit, then coming up with ideas to solve them. More than 240 parents, caregivers and others made up the Strategy Teams.
Detroit residents provided input, ideas and feedback in many ways, from a citywide parent survey to over 125 listening sessions.
Hope Starts Here Kicks Off
December - January
Parent survey collects info on families’ hopes and needs.
Strategy teams set Hope Starts Here vision
February - May 2017
Strategy teams create ideas and solutions for Hope Starts Here’s 10-year framework
March - April 2017
Listening sessions gather community views, dreams and ideas
Detroit celebrates its first Day of the Young Child
Hope Starts Here featured at statewide Mackinac Policy Conference
Strategy teams finalize recommendations for 10-year framework
Framework is released
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We invite people across the city of Detroit to enjoy time with their children, hear information about the Hope Starts Here Framework, learn how they can be involved… Read More
A couple of opportunities for community members to be engaged on efforts aligned with Hope Starts Here have just been announced… Read More
You can help!
Every Detroiter has a role to play in making our city a great place for children.
It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.