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Homeroom Detroit will be the front door for families and students in the city of Detroit; it is a virtual space to orient, connect, and coordinate. Homeroom Detroit is more than a landing-page.
Imagine a Detroit where:
This citywide cross-sector collaboration will not only help us create a more cohesive way for students, families, educators and stakeholders to orient themselves, but it will also help us create more equitable, transparent and community-focused ways of sharing resources and networks.
We firmly believe that it is more important than ever to create sustainable ways for our non-profits and service-based organizations to directly connect with those that they serve.
Since the start of Covid-19, the inequities of our systems, the gaps in coordination and the consequences of our fragmented data system have been dramatically on display. Furthermore, those who are hurting the most are from the sectors that we must rally to protect: our city’s children and youth, our educators, our care providers and our fellow non-profits.
Modeling our efforts after the impactful work of Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership, Hope Starts Here, Homeroom Detroit aims to create a community framework around strategic imperatives: early childhood, K-12, afterschool and summer programs, college and career supports and basic needs.
Our partners are key to developing a resource and referral system that not only provides a front door of services and connections to families, but helps to identify gaps, improve on the quality of services and provide timely supports to our children, families and youth-serving partners.
Working with diverse group of stakeholders, the CEC Leadership and Staff understand how critical it is to approach this systems-level solution work as ONE Design Team committed to addressing common challenges.
For each imperative area, a set of strategy leads will commit to creating the policies, processes and systems by which resources and referrals will operate within each imperative.
The CEC, including all programming that falls within the umbrella of the CEC, will be guided by actionable theories cultivated from the first phase of research and their potential impact, alignment with the priorities of the CEC and the City of Detroit, and implementation feasibility.
By creating one clear pathway to increase student, parent and community access to information, enrichment and general out-of-school time resources…Detroit will become a city that puts it’s children and families first.
Alignment with CEC priority: access to transparent information and access to information.
Explore Our Current Theories for this Work
To drive our shared development strategies for Homeroom Detroit, the leadership will need to be responsive to data and evaluation systems.
The following questions will drive the work:
How will we reflect and respond?
In an Internal Evaluation for Homeroom Detroit, we will plan to include periodic report outs that each imperative lead will collect throughout our pilot (Phase I) work. These reports will be collected by the Homeroom Detroit Project Manager and drafted into a status document or tracking tool. The CEC will structure the report-outs with some formulaic questions.
Full project reports to the larger group will happen upon completion of each phase of the pilot planning process. These internal report-outs will allow us as a collaborative team to get progress checks and assess collaborative work.