P-20 cradle-to-career campus


The P-20 Cradle-to-Career Campus at Marygrove will be comprised of educational opportunities from prenatal to Pre-K, K-12 to post-secondary graduate, as well as wrap-around services and community engagement programs. At full capacity, the school will serve roughly 1,000 Detroit children and represents a $50 million community investment on the campus of Marygrove College in northwest Detroit. This is the largest philanthropic investment into a Detroit neighborhood in the city’s history. 

The future of Detroit depends on an investment in its youngest residents.


Eight partners are currently supporting the P-20 Campus initiative and share one primary goal: To educate children.  


Starfish Family Services

Operating the Early Childhood Education Center

Marygrove Conservancy

Managing campus operations and stewarding the campus as a resource for high-quality uses in the community

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Operating the School at Marygrove, a public school offering grades K-8 and high school

University of Michigan School of Education

Hosting a new Teaching Residency program


Marygrove College

Serving as a P-20 partner until its permanent closure on December 31, 2019


Supporting the development and programmatic design of the Early Childhood Education Center


The Kresge Foundation

Private, national foundation funding the P-20 project 

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

Facilitating community engagement for the partners 

Learn more about our program.