Having Opportunities for Positive Education (H.O.P.E) Academic Program
Learn about our academic year program here.
August 30 and 31 from 1-5pm. Click here for more info
Click here to read about our upcoming college visit trips that are going on the last week of August.
Read about our upcoming programs and projects, and the events we’ve attended in the month of July! Click here
Youth in the Importance of Literacy program read books and wrote diamante poems about them. See more
During a discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement, Ypsilanti youth activists ages 14-20 were asked, “Does education reform have a place in the Black Lives Matter movement?”
Victoria Stewart, Tajon Reid, and Gail Wolkoff were featured on WEMU 89.1 in an interview about the Black Lives Matter/City of Ypsilanti community forum. Check it out here!
Read to find out about our programs and field trips, and find out which candidates are coming to visit the clubhouse!
Justin Thomas Goes to Morehouse
Orientation for the Summer Program will be on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Youth who would like to participate in the Summer Program must attend one of these days.
Click here for more information about the Summer Program.
Our Beginnings and Purpose
Dedicated to Make a Change, L3C began in 2010. As an educator with over 27 years of experience in public and independent schools, I saw an intense need for socially aware, service-driven education. The L3C structure is a socially conscious way of doing business- a hybrid tax designation that combines mission based commitment with the flexible structure of a LLC. I prioritize the education of youth in our community over the bottom line.
We host events, sell merchandise and conduct diversity training sessions to provide programs necessary to interrupt the acceptance of the under education that happens in Ypsilanti Community Schools and to create a space for a diverse group of youth to pursue their interests, learn from one another, and develop as learners and contributors to their community.
Our mission is to connect youth with the world to promote peace, greater understanding and a love of learning. Each program is created to focus on ways to give youth a variety of new and positive experiences needed to interrupt their acceptance of the under education at Ypsilanti Community Schools and to reduce their detention and incarceration rate.
Dedicated to Make a Change is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and services. Dedicated to Make a Change is consciously and proactively inclusive of all areas of diversity including, but not limited to, differences in learning, family structure, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status, marital status, language, disability, or immigration status.
Clubhouse Address: 104 South Huron St. Ypsilanti. 48197
Phone number (Gail’s cell): (734) 218-2953 | Phone number (Clubhouse): (734) 358-1402