Early Childhood Development - 5:09
with Rip Rapson, President & CEO, The Kresge Foundation
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Currently, more than 60% of Detroit's 80,000 children ages 0-8 live in poverty, with more children living in extreme poverty than any of the country's 50 largest cities. Every city's greatest promise and future potential resides with its youngest residents. The Kresge Foundation believes that the investment to help Detroit achieve a high-quality early childhood development and learning system can anchor and strengthen the pathways for greater opportunity in Detroit neighborhoods. The benefits of investing in early childhood development and learning as an urban revitalization strategy are widespread and long lasting, including attracting and retaining new families with children to the city, improving the workforce and tax base, and increasing all around quality of life. Most of the investments in early childhood come through the?Kresge Early Years for Success (KEYS) Detroit initiative. Visit The Kresge Foundation on the web, FaceBook and twitter. Recorded on February 16th, 2017.
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