Our 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.



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.


Core Values

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. 

About Us ​
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 a scholarship program in his memory. Understanding the power a first-class education can have on the trajectory of a child’s life, the foundation centered its work on supporting the capacity building of local organizations empowering youth in Detroit and educational institutions.  The foundation sought out to support organizations that have data-driven in school and out of school programs that serve children from K-12 in Detroit, Michigan.
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