Kellogg, Kresge announce program to help Detroit kids

Associated Press

Detroit — A program is starting that is expected to improve education and health services for children in Detroit.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation on Thursday announced the Hope Starts Here: Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership.

More than 100 civic and community leaders have agreed to share their knowledge and resources to help move Detroit to action to meet the education, health and social needs of children from birth to age 8.

Many involved in the partnership work in prenatal and pediatric medical care, mental health services and education programs. Others are involved in efforts around providing healthy foods and making streets safe.

Hope Starts Here is co-chaired by Kellogg Foundation President and Chief Executive La June Montgomery Tabron and Kresge Foundation President and Chief Executive Rip Rapson.