The Lawrence C Patrick Jr Foundation
Celebrating the contributions and legacy of Detroit native and education pioneer Lawrence C. Patrick Jr.
To support, empower, and build the capacity of community-based organizations and individuals in the city of Detroit, Michigan with the resources, guidance and sustainability and opportunities they need to win.
The Lawrence C Patrick Jr Foundation envisions a Detroit full of educational opportunities and successes. Where all students in Detroit have equitable opportunities towards their academic success, higher education, and the careers of their interests; resulting in increased high school graduation rates, college admission and completion, and personal and career satisfaction. Where the organizations, institutions, and persons committed to serving youth in Detroit, have access to all the resources and tools they need to best support youth in Detroit.
The following core values form the fabric of our culture and are informed by the Foundation’s founders. These values are stable across time and support all of our work.
*Integrity-We value and understand the importance of transparency. This keeps us honest, authentic, and accountable.
*Generosity-We are committed to carrying on the cherished family legacy of extending ourselves in the spirit of giving.
*Community-We seek to anchor our work in celebration and respect to Detroit’s rich history and the endless possibility of its future.
*Cultural Pride-We seek to honor and celebrate the richness of various cultures
*Excellence-We strive to constantly meet and raise the bar on outstanding practices and outcomes around education.
The Lawrence C Patrick Jr Foundation was incorporated in 2015, by the late founder, Attorney Lawrence C Patrick Jr, and his wife Raynona, along with their children, to sustain the education movement of organizations in Detroit Michigan. After the passing of the founder, Attorney Lawrence C Patrick Jr, the foundation established an educational award program in his memory. Understanding the power a first-class education can have on the trajectory of a child’s life, the foundation is centering its work on supporting and empowering youth in Detroit through education.
The foundation operates on a mission to support, empower, and build the capacity of community-based organizations and individuals in the city of Detroit, Michigan with the resources, guidance, and sustainability, and opportunities they need to win.