Detroit’s resurgence begins with its people and their longstanding commitment to making their community a better place to live. Highlighting and investing in the work these families engage in is the key to making Detroit’s comeback a reality for all.


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The greatest development our city can undertake is the development of its people, families, and communities.

In 2014, when FII launched in Detroit, the city had the highest percentage of people living in poverty of any major city in America. Today, FII-Detroit is quickly growing to become one of our largest sites, second to Boston. Improving education, housing, and transportation are the key goals shared by our FII–Detroit families. Our family partners, who embody the gritty resilience of the city, continue to prove that investing in their self-determined solutions is among the most effective way to revive our city.

Detroit: Family Metrics

On average, during 2 years of engagement with FII:

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Thousands of families across the country are shifting long-held perceptions of low-income communities and changing our practice and policy approaches to poverty. Join us as we trust and invest in their initiatives.

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