Category: Post secondary education

To Be Young Black And Gifted: Black Males Shine Bright

I met this young man leaving the building where I work. Dapper and debonair his mere presence alone made me want to know more about him. Just leaving an interview for a summer intern position, he not only captured my attention but stuck around and held a twenty minute conversation as he carried my belongings from the car back into…

These Dads Are Everything We Need To See In Our Communities

No, it’s not Fathers Day yet, but I thought I’d get a head start on celebrating a few amazing dads in our community. When you think of amazing role models and loving fathers it just warms your heart to know that there are men who are actually doing the work that sometimes goes unnoticed by a larger audience. The part…

How One College Increased Black Graduation Rates by Turning its Football Field into a Vegetable Garden

  I sat there amazed at what I was hearing. The keynote speaker at this year’s Michigan College Access Networks annual meeting kept us in awe. The president of Paul Quin College, Michael Sorrell, told stories of the turnarounds that make his work worth it. Sorrell talked of his initial desire to lead a blue-chip corporation. But while pursuing wealth,…

Faces Of The D: Michelle Reaves And Why Kids Need Access To STEM Programs, Especially Girls

STEM is here to stay and students all over are enrolling in classes that will prepare them for their future career in the field. Which brings us to our first “Faces Of The D” for the 2017-18 school year: Michelle L. Reaves. Michelle is the executive director for Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). DAPCEP thrives on connecting metropolitan Detroit youth…

University Jumps In To Support Marygrove College Students. Why Can’t We Do This For K12 Education in Detroit?

Marygrove College on Detroit’s Westside announced this summer that they are cancelling their undergraduate program in January 2018. I hope you all understand that this is major. Inner city and suburban folks from our community will no longer be able to get an undergraduate degree from an inner city university. Sounds familiar? As of today, Spring Arbor College is stepping…

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