1600 E. Grand Blvd
Detroit MI 48211

School Levels:

Detroit - 1st thru 8th grades

Pontiact - 1st thru 12th grades

Associated Costs:

Operational cost

Previous Partners:

The Detroit location partners with are: Detroit Enterprise Academy and University Prep Science and Math

The Pontiac Center partners from Pontiac School District and local charter schools.

Community Partners


Annemarie Johnson - Teacher 2 Teacher Help - Reading Specialist

Colleen Davisson - SOAR Tutoring

Health and Wellness

Boll Family YMCA - Detroit Swims, Girls on the Run, Stride

Gleaners Community Food Bank - Cooking Matters

First Tee of Greater Detroit

Arts and Culture

John Sauve - artist “Man in the City”

Quicken Loans/Bedrock field trip through Downtown Detroit

Center for Success

We provide after school, academic focused, individualized mentoring and tutoring for elementary and through high school students at no cost. Students are evaluated to determine their levels of literacy, math and other areas of learning.  If a student is behind in any area (Word Analysis, Fluency, Comprehension, Math, Grammar, etc), or struggling at grade level in school, they are encouraged to join our program. We also provide parenting classes, computer trainings and other educational based programs for families.

Our framework is the foundation to impacting youth in four key areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Arts and Culture and Social- Emotional Development.

Expose - Preparing youth to live productive and successful lives by exposing them to innovative concepts and opportunities while exploring life’s options.

Educate - Recognizing and supporting youth to make academic achievements and build social-emotional skills that lead to a successful future.  

Engage - Providing meaningful interactions between youth and the community that engage youth to feel connected, respected and heard.

Empower - Encouraging youth to be cultivated, individualistic, and compassionate, empowered to learn and lead.

Summary of Services and Products being offered:

The Center for Success is a nonprofit organization committed to impacting children in disadvantaged areas through education and exposure to social interactions and activities. We believe that if we impact the next generation, we change our future.

Our Mission.

Empowering youth and families to live successful lives.

Our Vision.

To open centers nationwide that will impact youth and their families for generations to come.

Organizational Values:

·      Effectiveness - We are committed to building quality programs with measurable results.

·      Excellence - We believe that every detail matters in order to achieve measured success.

·      Empowerment – We are committed to empowering youth individuals by providing resources and emotional support to be successful.

·      Multiplication - We are committed to launching more centers that will impact the world for generations to come.

·      Diversity - We are committed to inclusion and diversity leading our organization and programs.

·      Safety & Security - We are committed to provide safe environments for families

Performance Outcomes to be Measured:

The Center for Success evaluates and tracks participating students progress in six key areas -- including literacy-related results and socio-emotional outcomes -- through pre- and post-program assessments. The resultant data indicates the degree of change in academic improvements as well as in self-confidence. The data informs program design, quality and effectiveness while also informing families what is necessary for each child.

Record of Effectivenesss:

We are excited to report that students who attended our program last year, increased their reading scores by an average of 2.6 grade levels

“The program made Madison feel more confident in her reading and math. Madison’s teacher noticed a difference in her homework and I begin to see a difference in her daily reading at home. Center for Success allowed Madison to blossom and the progression we have seen was a success.” – Parent of CFS Student

Considerations for Success:

We are accepting new partnerships within close proximity to our Detroit and Pontiac locations. Our Detroit locations currently serves 1-8 grades and Pontiac serves K-12 grades.