Detroit Future Schools worked with the James and Grace Lee Boggs School over the 2015-2016 school year to implement media arts programming in two classrooms. We are excited to share our video “No Water, No Life,” created by DFS artist-in-residence Bobby Colombo and Janelle Schaeffer’s 4th-6th grade students at the Boggs School. Through our in-school

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Save the Date Rida 2017


Heads up that this year’s Rida Institute Summer workshop is coming up Aug 2-4th. The Rida Institute is a year long! Kicking off in the summer with touch points throughout the year — here is some of what we’re planning so far Rida Institute Summer Workshop 2017 (Aug 2017) This is the traditional three day institute

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Apply to be a youth Media Maker with DFS!

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DFS is launching our second Out of School Project in May 2017. The OSP Summer Workshop will take place from May – August 2017, and is led by DFS youth researchers Alondra Castañeda, Wayne Bussey II and Issra Killawi. Check out the info and application below: WHAT As part of furthering our work to humanize

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Call for 2017 Teaching Artists


Detroit Future Schools is hiring Teaching Artists to implement media projects in DFS anchor schools, starting January 2017. PDF ABOUT POSITION HERE Media Projects from James and Grace Lee Boggs School About the Teaching Artist position DFS Teaching Artists will work with teachers and the DFS staff for five months to develop and implement a

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Rida Institute 2016: What Humanizing Schooling Means to Us


In early August, we convened 20 educators from Metro Detroit to kick off the 2016 Rida Institute at our three-day summer retreat. The Rida Institute is a year-long training for educators with a focus on critical pedagogy. At the summer retreat, we spent three days exploring and experiencing what “humanizing schooling” means to us as

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Apply Now for the 2016 Rida Institute


Detroit Future Schools mission is to humanize education in Detroit.  We believe that in order to transform our school system, we as educators must begin by transforming our own practices and by designing our classrooms to nurture the transformative leadership of our students. Detroit teachers and students need these leadership skills more than ever, as

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Detroit Future Schools Youth Launch “DFS Ideas” Campaign


Two weeks ago Detroit Teachers closed 88 Detroit schools as a protest of inhumane school conditions. Last week students walked of several DPS Schools in support of protesting teachers. It’s no secret, our school system needs serious change. At Detroit Future Schools we believe that this change should have Detroit’s young people at its center.

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