Detroit Evening Report: Detroit Education Narrative Collective offering up to $5,000 in grants to craft education stories

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Denby High School in Detroit, Mich.

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Education nonprofits 482Forward and the Skillman Foundation are looking for stories about education in Detroit.

The Detroit Education Narrative Collective is a collaboration between the two organizations focused on using the stories of students, parents and educators to shape a positive narrative they hope will be inspirational and transformational for K-12 education in the city.

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The project is accepting applications now through June 9. Participants will work from September through August 2025 to craft their stories and can apply for up to $5,000 to produce their projects.

Storytellers must be 18 years of age or older and can propose to use multiple media formats — including written, video, music and more. Additional information and the application process can be found at

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.