Closing Opportunity Gaps

March 18th, 2021

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

March Policy Corner

March 18th, 2021

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

February Policy Corner

February 10th, 2021

  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

Shaping Public Policy

January 13th, 2021

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

Remaining Hopeful

January 12th, 2021

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

Imperatives Active and Track Progress

January 3rd, 2021

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

Hope Starts Here December Policy Corner

December 8th, 2020

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

Changing Detroit’s Narrative

December 8th, 2020

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

What Do Children Need to Thrive?

November 23rd, 2020

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

Our Policy Focus For 2021

November 3rd, 2020

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

Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

July 30th, 2020

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

Implementation Office

January 19th, 2020

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

HSH Summit: Nov. 22, 2019 @ Marygrove

November 12th, 2019

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

Hope Starts Here in Crain’s Detroit

January 7th, 2018

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

Hope Starts Here in the Detroit News

December 17th, 2017

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

Hope Starts Here in Model D

December 11th, 2017

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