What has Born and Raised given since 2007? 


Born and Raised has partnered with various organizations to support and strengthen the foundations of Detroit. We have granted over hundred thousands of dollars, and is our hope that the youth will be proud to say they were born and raised in Detroit.

Below is an abstract of each company, and our impact that we have had with each organization.



raquet up detroit

Sent Students to Summer Camp!

The goal of Racquet Up Detroit is creating a new path to education and opportunity for young Detroiters. Accomplishing this through mentoring program of squash, academics, and community service, this group has a tremendous impact on Detroit’s community. Because of your support, we were able to provide funding to send the Racquet Up students to summer squash, art, recreation and academic camps. The best part? The students get to choose which camp they would like to attend!

Beyond basics

30 Kids Reading at Grade Level in 6 Weeks

Beyond Basics is a committed to raising children’s proficiency scores in disadvantaged neighborhoods by getting children reading at grade level or above in 6 weeks.  Because of your support we were able to provide tutor support to help 30 children accomplish this goal. By teaching a child to read you not only are expanding their horizons but preparing them for a productive future.


Work of art

Art Supplies to a Classroom for a Year

Work of Art receives requests from teachers looking to integrate art education into their classroom curriculum. Due to budgetary and programming cuts, decreased funding for arts is a widespread issue in the school system. By funding art supplies to a classroom, students have an additional outlet to better understand academic subjects, but also build critical thinking and communication skills. Increased funding to the arts give students access to a well-rounded learning experience within the classroom.

Detroit Swims (YMCA)

Teach 30 Kids to Swim

Michigan is fondly referred to at the “Great Lakes State” as we have countless bodies of water and awesome recreational waterfronts. Sadly, many children in Detroit are not able to take advantage of one of our state’s great assets because they do not know how to swim. The drowning rate of children in Detroit is three times greater than a child in a rural setting. Because of your support, we have been able to provide swimming lessons for 30 children.  With these life skills, will allow them to be able to enjoy our many gorgeous lakes and rivers, as well as understanding the importance of outdoor activities. 



Downtown boxing gym youth program

The Downtown Boxing Gym currently serves more than 150 students between the ages of 7 and 18. More than 75% of the enrolled students live within a 3-mile radius of the gym. Many are residents of the nearby public housing units. Their families benefit by witnessing and participating in our hands-on coaching methodology. 

Our programs are 100% free to all our students. Each student receives top tier educational support, mentorship, transportation and healthy food options. And the best part is that it’s working. Our ever growing waiting list now exceeds over 850 kids. Because of your support…

Detroit Achievement Academy

Detroit Achievement Academy is a free public charter school currently serving kindergarten through sixth grade students. Serving 140 students and adding a grade level each year, they are using the best educational model and instilling the importance of education in the kids.



Detroit creativity project

We’re on a mission to provide Detroit’s young people with tools they can use to succeed at school and life. The Improv Project offers these young people tools to change that story. For $170 in tuition, our students develop the ability to collaborate, listen to others’ views, build literacy skills, and learn to take risks in a safe, supportive setting. Their teachers tell us these young improvisers attend school more regularly, engage in class, and achieve stronger academic growth.

Childsafe michigan

We work together with a common goal, so we are better able to provide for the needs of the children and families we serve. By sharing management capabilities and resources we have created an innovative partnership to better serve our consumers. Judson Center has four main areas of focus, but we work together in Child Welfare towards our shared vision which is:

Child Safe Michigan and Judson Center believe that we can change the lives of disadvantaged children forever by providing them with the opportunities to live in a safe environment, fully participate in a family life that is supportive, nurturing and provides a place to grow so they can successfully transition into adulthood.



Horizons-upward bound

The mission of the Horizons-Upward Bound program is to prepare students from the Detroit Metropolitan area with limited opportunities to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. We work with students in creating and pursuing their dreams and goals for not only their high school but beyond. We want to make sure each student is prepared and en route to achieve their dreams and goals.  

Alternatives for girls

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. AFG accomplishes this mission through three key services: AFG Prevention, the AFG Shelter/Transition to Independent Living Program (TIL) and AFG Outreach.



Reaching Higher

Reaching Higher is an evidence-based curriculum that provides life skills training to young people through partnerships with schools, youth organizations, and faith-based institutions.


The mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.


Building Positive Futures with Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Attractional, Transgender, and Questioning Young People Experiencing Systemic and Interpersonal Barriers to Housing, Health, and Wellness.



midnight gold program

The mission of the Midnight Golf Program is: To improve under-served young adults’ personal development, educational preparedness and appreciation of the game of golf.


summer in the city

Summer in the City has expanded and evolved over the years—against an ever-complex backdrop in Detroit—but it has always been a “do-ocracy” where people from different backgrounds can come together to invest their creativity and compassion into their central city.


holycross children’s services

Holy Cross Services (HCS) is a Catholic organization whose mission is to bring hope, promote change, and help children and adults live free, healthy and productive lives. The mission of this organization is to live in a world free of abuse, neglect, trauma and addiction.

Music Hall: Center for Performing Arts

The Historic Music Hall, through its presentations and productions (including commissions of original artistic work), provides Southeastern Michigan with high quality performing arts programs and education that reflect the diverse mix of cultures that make up our community. Music Hall is Detroit’s “People’s Theatre”—the place for high quality but non-elitist performing arts and education with an emphasis on dance, theater and music, particularly jazz. Music Hall aims to be the most accessible, inclusive and culturally diverse performing arts institution in the country.