Graham Sustainability Institute

Development of a Community-Based Coalition to Promote Career and College Preparation in the HOPE Village Neighborhood

Project Team

John Burkhardt School of Education
Betty Overton-Adkins – School of Education

Project Summary

To support creative redevelopment efforts in Detroit, the Graham Institute partnered with the Detroit-based nonprofit civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE to conduct the Sustainability and the HOPE Village Initiative Integrated Assessment. 
As one of six projects in the overall assessment, the team provided information to help Focus: HOPE develop programs to promote greater college access for neighborhood residents by facilitating community dialogues focused on education, analyzing options for creating a formal Local College Access Network, and developing an educational resource guide.
For more details, read the final report (PDF) | 1.8 MB
This project received a $30,000 Integrated Assessment Grant in 2012.