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Welcome from the CEC Chair

A note of welcome to DetroitSchoolsGuide.com from Monique Marks, CEO of Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc.

Welcome from the CEC Chair

On behalf of the Community Education Commission (CEC), I am excited to present to you the second edition of the Detroit Parents’ Guide to Schools. Since being formed last year by Mayor Duggan, the 11-member commission has been hard at work providing educational resources to students and families that extend beyond the school day.

As a nonprofit, we do not run schools; however, we believe that by providing needed wraparound support services, we can help students in Detroit reach their full capacity for learning. Studies have shown that children who participate in afterschool programs do better academically. We currently offer afterschool programming through our GOAL Line Program, which provides students in Northwest Detroit with transportation to and from our partner district and charter schools and to Northwest Activities Center for high-quality afterschool programming. We are actively looking for other areas in the city to expand the GOAL Line program.

This year’s guide features information on school culture and top extracurricular activities. It also has an expanded parent resource section, which includes information on early childhood education, career, and educational resources for parents. It’s designed for use beyond the start of the school year.

We hope that the Detroit Parents’ Guide to Schools becomes your trusted source for school information and parental resources as you plan for your child’s educational success.  

Monique Marks

CEO Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc.
Chair, Community Education Commission

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