Bring to scale quality high schools that can better serve urban and minority students in Detroit and its inner ring suburbs by assisting Detroit area foundations and educational leaders in launching a "high school accelerator," a new education intermediary
In Metro Detroit, Michigan Future, Inc. is spearheading an ambitious plan to open 35 new, open-enrollment high schools by 2017 to serve approximately 14,000 students. It aims to increase the number of low-income and minority students who graduate ready to attend and complete college and secure jobs created by the new economy. It is also driving a compelling public policy agenda that emphasizes a quality education for all.
Increase knowledge of community health information and resources by launching and refining a community health equity index to better understand community health needs, gaps and disparities to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable children and families of color in targeted neighborhoods
Conduct research that identifies placed-based approaches to promoting upward mobility by conducting "big-data" analysis; analysis of potential policy implications and levers at local, state and federal levels; and, in certain places, a qualitative analysis of the effects of neighborhood on mobility