We invest in communities’ capacity for change.
Affordable housing is harder to find. Many jobs don’t pay enough to support a family. And while recent estimates say it is down, poverty is a daily reality for half of the children in our city.
We search from coast to coast to bring the most promising, groundbreaking answers to some of the Detroit’s most challenging poverty-related issues.
of children in Detroit live in poverty
of low-income students are on free or reduced lunch in Detroit schools
“GreenLight has a very impressive track record, and it’s a great time for them to come to Detroit and help accelerate the exciting progress that we all see in the city. It’ s a real pleasure to be involved in their initiative in our home town.”
– Rick Wagoner, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors
“The GreenLight model is a unique approach that brings to bear local support and resources to identify and implement new ideas – with demonstrated impact – to address unmet needs here in Detroit.”
– Cindy Pasky, CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions
“As an impact organization, partnerships are critical to our success. With the added benefit of this collective of corporations and nonprofits working together, along with a national partner that’s in it for the long haul, the future looks even brighter for families in this city.”
– Herman Gray, President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
“GreenLight brings an innovative approach to filling critical service gaps for families in need. GreenLight’s success in other communities is impressive. We’re eager to see their model drive results for children and families in Detroit.”
– Tonya Allen, President & CEO of the Skillman Foundation
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