Who We Are & What We Do

Who We Are

Detroit Impact is a youth center established to work with the youth in our community to teach, mentor, guide, motivate, and encourage them.

We do so through example and the provision of programs and services designed to obtain their interest.

 

Detroit Impact programs include 2 major strategies of social engagement and crisis management building upon the 4 Cornerstone of program content:

 

Social Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Recreation

Social Engagement  provides activities for participants that are relevant to the 40 Developmental Assets of Adolescence (founded by Search Institute) and supports the educational, innovative, recreational, and socially engaging opportunities to interact with youth and adults in positive and intentional ways.

Leadership – is reflected and established throughout our programs by the opportunities for participants to engage in team building, self-exploration, listening skills, and increase the sensitivity of others in their similarities and differences to start the process of leading with compassion and understanding.

Recreation – is reflected and established throughout our programs by providing opportunities for participants to engage in arts and crafts, physical activities, field trips, and a variety of activities that expose participants to various forms of technology.

Crisis Management
  • Second Chance Initiatives
  • Literacy

Crisis Management – provides activities which are reflective and intervention strategies that assist participants make good life choices, seek alternatives to violence for solving conflict, and understand the interpersonal skills needed to manage and/or navigate their changing home, school and community environments. Many of these services are facilitated through professionals with a background in social work, therapy, anger management, mentoring, tutoring/education, and/or youth development.

Second Chance Initiatives – is reflected and established throughout our program by referring and/or engaging participants in direct and indirect service that may include individual and group counselling, specific activities that impact health and wellness, and other creative and/or physical outlet directed to help participants development and/or enhance coping skills.

Literacy – is reflected and established throughout our program by utilising age appropriate reading and learning materials as well as providing access to computer and financial literacy skills. Tutoring is also a component of Literacy used to intervene with academic enrichment and reinforcing lessons learned in school.

Our Board of Directors

Executive Director/Board Chairman: Calvin E. Colbert

Board Secretary: LaTonya Bryant

Board Treasurer: Beverly King

Dr. Stephen Anthony (District Superintendent, Eastern Michigan District)

Gail Perry Mason (Founder, Money Matters For Youth)

Pastor Blackmon (Pastor, Faith Christian Church)

President Parent Council: Addie Walton

Detroit Impact Staff

Calvin Colbert, Executive Director

Quintel Wyatt, Building Manager

Addie Walton, President of the Parents’ Council

Mary Rambus, Administration

James Bryant II, IT/ Tech Support Consultant

Kwanna Linse, Administrative Assistant

**Individual programs and events are facilitated by our community of parents and volunteers**

Our Community

The adage, “It Takes a Village…” is certainly true when it comes to both raising our children and rebuilding our community. Our community is made up of stakeholders who have invested in both community safety and safe routes to school. Some of those stakeholders include:

Detroit Impact operates with support from donations, contributions, and grants. Become a Detroit Impact Partner by providing funding for our program initiatives:

  • Money Matters for Youth
  • Kid’s Club
  • ChangeMakers Development
  • STEAM @ the D
  • Academic Support/Detroit Schools
  • Youth Support/Wayne County
  • Brothers On Patrol

    Our Partners

    Thank You to Our Funders & Sponsors

    Detroit Impact is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization operating as a part of a vision of community development, focusing on Detroit’s West side neighborhoods.