We invest in communities’ capacity for change.
Detroit was the birthplace of both the auto industry and the country’s middle class. Since emerging from bankruptcy, Detroit’s resilience is built on community action, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and civic renewal.
But as the city core has attracted worldwide interest, our neighborhoods deserve equal attention. Reliable and affordable transportation is hard to find. Quality education, jobs, and training remain scarce. And half our children live in poverty.
This is why we’re uniting advocates from across sectors to enact proven solutions in Detroit.
of children in Detroit live in poverty
of low-income students are on free or reduced lunch in Detroit schools
“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
“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 CEO 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
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