Accelerate4KIDS Foundation

Tax ID 81-4456932

TechTown

440 Burroughs Street

Ste 187

Detroit, MI 48202

©2019 Accelerate4KIDS Foundation

OUR PROJECTS

Collaborative & Partnerships

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND

2016-Present

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services builds on their heritage of improving people’s lives and making the world a better place. They work with their partners to find innovative solutions to community concerns using a coordinated, strategic approach. Their efforts are concentrated on three key areas: community life, education and safety. Accelerate4KIDS have been a dedicated partnered to improve the lives through youth education and training in computer science, game design and 3D printing technology at their Ford Resource & Engagement Centers (FREC). The centers include FREC Southwest (2826 Bagley Street, Detroit, MI) and FREC Eastside (15491 Maddelein Street, Detroit, MI 48205).

RACQUETUP DETROIT

2017-2018

RacquetUP supports and empowers Detroit youth grades 5th-12th so they can achieve their full potential through a long-term, demanding, and inspiring mentoring program of squash, academics, and community service. Funding comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Kresge Foundation, and the McGregor Fund. Accelerate4KIDS is a supporting partner for summer day camp to teach and encourage computer science to their Detroit youth at the Northwest Activity Center.

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MEDC & GOOGLE CS FIRST

2017-Present

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Google partner with supporting organizations to advocate Google CS First for Michigan school students. Accelerate4KIDS is a certified ambassador of the CS First program to provide in school and after-school. Every year at the Annual CS First Conference, MED, Google and its ambassadors provide a day of computer science education to middle school students across the state of Michigan.

CENTER FOR SUCCESS

2018

The Center for Success Network is a nonprofit organization committed to impacting youth in underserved areas through education and exposure to social interactions and activities. Their mission is to empower youth and families to live successful lives for the future. Accelerate4KIDS provide introduction to coding classes to 2nd-5th graders that are enrolled in their Summer of Success program.

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FIFTH THIRD BANK

2018-Present

Fifth Third Bank pride itself on their community involvement and continues to invest the time, resources, and people to help improve lives in the communities they serve. Through their generous sponsorship, they supported Accelerate4KIDS Summer of Tech Detroit Camp that allowed over 50 inner city youth to participate. Kids learned about coding and 3D printing technology, was provided with breakfast and lunch, and received swags including t-shirts and sunglasses.

SKILLMAN FOUNDATION

2018-Present

The Skillman Foundation funded the CAIS (Chronic Absenteeism Intervention Strategy) Program for Urban Neighborhood Initiative and its program providers to bring high quality after-school programs in Southwest Detroit while working to strengthen or build school attendance teams as a means to decrease chronic absenteeism. CAIS 1.0 was an intervention strategy pilot funded by the Skillman Foundation and was implemented at three middle schools across Detroit that launched in January 2018. CAIS 2.0 is the second phase that begins in 2019. It applied lessons learned in its pilot year and will be a collaborative, cross-sector effort between Detroit Public Schools Community District, Cesar Chavez Academy, Attendance Works, and high quality program providers. Accelerate4KIDS is a partner organization providing computer science education for after-school and summer programming.

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UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION

2019-Present

The USTA Midwest - Southeast Michigan is the main sponsor and partner of the Tennis & Tech Saturday that provided kids ages 7-14 access to playing tennis while learning about a technology including drones, 3D printing and more. Each event introduces youth to the game of tennis and leaving them with a new racquet to take home. In addition, kids have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with new technology they can tinker and learn about.