What drives us?
A Family-First Education Ecosystem
The Community Education Commission (CEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in May 2018 by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. In response to the more than 30,000 students that leave Detroit every day to attend school outside of the city, Mayor Duggan sought to work with education leaders, families, and educators to develop new resources that help to retain students in the city.
Since its inception, the CEC has invested in innovative initiatives that increase access to afterschool enrichments and transportation, and provide transparent information about Detroit schools.
Working with diverse stakeholders across the city, CEC develops critical resources and systems-level solutions that address common challenges faced by Detroit families, such as access to information and access to enrichment programming.
Our Board of Directors
Community Education Commission’s board members include a cross-section of leaders representing Detroit’s diverse education landscape, including Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), charter schools, the teacher’s union, philanthropy, community organizations, teachers, and parents.
Currently, our board consists of 10 volunteer members who were appointed by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan:
CEO, Franklin-Wright Settlements
Vice President of Program & Strategy, Skillman Foundation
Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD)
CEO, New Paradigm for Education
Senior Project Director, AEM Corporation
Member, Detroit 300 and Goodwill Industries
Organizer and Policy Analyst, American Federation of Teachers in Detroit
Executive Director, Grandmont Rosedale Community Development
Marsha A. Lewis
Teacher, Detroit Charter School