About Us

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.

What does all this mean in simple terms?

We Love Children!

Life itself is hard enough and in times like these, it makes it seem even harder than ever before. That is why Detroit Impact is looking at long-term solutions.

How do we do all this?

We do through devotion, determination and hard work, and we do it through volunteers.

Our volunteers share our vision and back up their beliefs with support and action.

Our staff and volunteers are great role models! It’s largely because of them that our programs make a real difference.

Our Mission

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. We incorporated in 1991 with the goals of bringing resources and creative empowerment to the residents of this community. Our first task is helping low income and at risk youth to develop a sound values system, strong personal motivation and positive self-esteem. We seek to assist the youth in becoming responsible members of the community. Our program is a cooperative effort with parents, churches, schools, the business community, and neighborhood residents.

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

Our Team

  • 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**

Meet 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
  • STEAM @ the D
  • Academic Support/Detroit Schools
  • Youth Support/Wayne County
  • Brothers On Patrol


    Thank you to our Community Partners

    • Quicken
    • American Red Cross
    • Microsoft
    • Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance
    • Black Family Development
    • Wayne County Department of Public Health
    • Church of the Nazarene
    • Wayne State University
    • Black Girls CODE 
    • WXYZ – Channel 7
    • CW – Channel 50 
    • Internet Essentials By Comcast
    • DTE Energy




    Our Funders

    Thank you to our Funders

    • The Skillman Foundation
    • United Way
    • Detroit Public Schools
    • Amazon
    • PNC Bank
    • Comerica Bank
    • Chase Bank
    • Ally Bank
    • Microsoft
    • Ford Foundation
    • General Motors
    • AVANCEZ Assembly