The existing early care and education (ECE) system does a disservice to the educators — largely women and often women of color — who nurture and facilitate learning for millions of… Read More
Hope Starts Here (HSH) has 26 policy priorities and we are constantly monitoring the social and political climate to better understand opportunities to pivot among priorities. Hope Starts Here annually develops… Read More
Recently, we heard from the governor during her State of the State address and she mentioned the need for us to focus on common ground. Hope Starts Here policy priorities,… Read More
The problem of silos in communities lies not solely in the fact that limited collaboration and competition exist, but more in that they inhibit the creation of solutions that would benefit… Read More
In any society, governments pass laws, make policies, and allocate resources. For us this occurs at multiple levels: federal, state, and local governance. Public policy can be generally defined as a… Read More
Reflections on Hope by Shondra Marshall on behalf of Team Hope Our world has changed as we once knew it. We all spent the latter months of this past unpredictable year… Read More
Now in 2021, all six imperative leads, community-based organizations, are online and enlisting others in creating and normalizing our narrative of action. This action, supported by the HSH office, is instigated… Read More
The service provision of early education and care is essential to the continued operation of our economy! This is perhaps one of the most significant wide-spread public acknowledgments across Michigan and… Read More
How will the children and families in Detroit tell the story of 2020? Historically, storytelling is the oldest form of communication, the oldest form of preserving knowledge, and the oldest way… Read More
Many factors in a child’s life impact whether they are healthy and thriving. Each of those factors is a piece of a puzzle that Hope Starts Here has spent the last… Read More
“Equity in quality childcare will is not possible without addressing the individual needs of families which include basic needs and financial mobilization for parents.” That was just one great quote from… Read More
Hope Starts Here (HSH) has 26 policy priorities in its framework. Using these priorities, the Hopes Starts Here office and stewardship board have developed a policy-advocacy plan that is adaptable to… Read More
Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19 and intense racial tensions, HSH responded and continued to move forward. COVID-specific addresses by the HSH office and imperatives included: The Office in partnership with the… Read More
In 2020, HSH rounded out its implementation office with the hire of an Implementation Success Manager focused on data and project management and an Implementation Research and Policy Manager to enact… Read More
On November 22nd, we invite community members from across Detroit to come celebrate year three of the Hope Starts Here framework. The 2019 Summit where we will celebrate progress of the… Read More
The foundations behind the Hope Starts Here initiative have started to spend some money to put their vision into action. Read about it at Chalkbeat.
PNC’s recently announced series of early childhood investments align with several of the Hope
Starts Here Imperatives. Read More
Even the most effective early childhood education program can be undermined by unresolved trauma, mental and behavioral challenges children face… Read More
Meet the Detroit Wolf Trap program, where performing artists, teachers and parents collaborate to bring a unique learning experience for Detroit’s young children… Read More
Kresge Foundation, LifeBUILDERS Detroit, IFF and other community stakeholders partner to restore and repurpose a former elementary school in Regent Park… Read More
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
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
Participate in a webinar this April, share your feedback in a survey, or submit written comments by May 25, 2018…Read More
Save the date for these community events coming up on April 21, 23, & 27th. Details and location coming soon… Read More
Detroit’s public schools have three million new dollars to spend on innovative programs. Some of it will be used to make amends. Read about it in the Detroit News.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, will grant Detroit schools $3 million for investing in programs focusing on engaging parents and supporting families in the district. Read about it in the Detroit Free Press.
The newest Children of the Rising Sun childcare facility illustrates the power of partnerships to leverage investments and co-locate family resources. Read the article on IFF.org.
The next scheduled Community Conversation will take place on the Westside on Thursday January 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Greater Grace Temple (23500 W. Seven Mile Rd.)… Read More
In Crain’s Detroit, Sherri Welch writes: “Detroit’s educational issues have made headlines for years. And for years, those who have tried to fix them have faced myriad road blocks, political and… Read More
In the Detroit News, Jennifer Chambers writes: “A $50 million initiative to improve early childhood education services in Detroit will kick into high gear in the next 12 months as leaders… Read More
In Model D, Margo Dalal writes: “As they saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. So what does education look like when you listen to the village to… Read More