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 carry 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.