Hope Starts Here

Hope Starts Here
November 22, 2019 paperlesslion

Hope Starts Here Celebrates Three Years of Putting Kids First. Please join in as the 2019 Summit honors the educators, care providers and families who have come together to build a better future for our city’s children. Watch DPTV’s livestream this Friday at dptv.org – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Tomorrow, Hope Starts Here — Detroit’s early childhood partnership – are inviting community members from across Detroit to come celebrate its third annual Summit, celebrating the progress of the Hope Starts Here framework and the incredible work being done in the city to support our youngest children.

The 2019 Summit will honor the stories of the care providers, professionals and families who have worked together across Detroit to advance a shared vision of a Detroit that puts its children first.

Detroit Public TV will provide a livestream of crucial segments of the daylong program.

The Summit will take place at Marygrove College, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Immediately preceding that, at 8:30 a.m., there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new early childhood center at Marygrove.

Hope Starts Here is Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership, which has engaged families, businesses, child education and health experts and the larger community in creating a vision to ensure that children are born healthy, prepared for kindergarten and on track for success by third grade and beyond.

Launched in 2016, the Hope Starts Here process has engaged more than 18,000 Detroit residents and families, creating a Detroit’s first early childhood framework that represents the priorities of Detroit’s families, caregivers and community partners.

Scheduled to open in Fall 2021, the new early childhood center will anchor the cradle-to-career campus at Marygrove to provide a high-quality early educational experience for more than 100 children and families from birth to age 5.

Partners on the cradle-to-career campus are connecting lessons and legacies of Detroit with those learned from other cities. The goal is to create both a center for its immediate children and families as well as a resource for other early learning providers in the community.

Hope Starts Here is a joint project of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

The Summit marks an important moment in our community, as we not only break new ground for a great new early childhood center but for our commitment to providing a brighter and happier future for our children.