DFC School Based Community Learning

The Detroit Future City Strategic Framework Plan (Framework) provides a clear vision and approach for Detroit’s future. The implementation horizons for change call for the stability, improvement, sustainability and eventual transformation of Detroit between now and 2050. This call for a long-term plan necessitates the engagement of youth who hold a significant stake in the present and future of Detroit. As a result, Denby High School has adopted the Framework in two significant manners. The 2014 and 2015 senior classes at Denby High School completed senior capstone projects utilizing the Framework to drive research topics. Denby High will incorporate the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework into a community-oriented curriculum developed in partnership with Denby High School, Michigan Community Resources and the Detroit Future City Implementation Office (DFC) across the following subjects: 1) math, 2) science, 3) English, and 4) social studies for grades 9-12 to empower students through curriculum to take action in their communities, and to increase academic rigor through project-based learning. The partnership with Denby High School has served as catalyst for demand from schools and educators across Detroit for community-oriented learning resources to expanded city-wide.

Initiative lead: Allandra Bulger

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