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SVSF Center reveals that it has purchased a new home!

Due to the growth that the Center has experienced in the last several years, the Board and staff have also been doing an extraordinary amount of strategic planning for our future. We want to ensure that all of this expansion is sustainable and is of true service to the community. We have more services that we want to add, and we want to be able to handle a larger capacity for our existing programs.


While leasing made sense in prior years, the Center is simply out of space. After review of options, careful cost analysis and review of the real estate market, we realized that we would have to find a new home for the Center. As a result, the Center has purchased property in the City of Detroit that will meet all of our needs, be affordable, AND be sustainable.

In other words, we found our “Magic Unicorn

  • Phase 1: enable the Center to renovate the building for its use and relocate in late Summer, 2022.
  • Phase 2: continue the Dare to Dream Capital Campaign to fully renovate the building over the next several years, tentatively scheduled for 2024. Watch the video below to see our vision for the future!

More information will be shared ​in the coming months!


Our Mission – We provide educational programs, basic skill building and academic enhancement for at-risk children and adults, designed to build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity.

Campus Locations

East Campus (Main) – St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
14061 Lappin St., Detroit, MI 48205 View Map
Midtown Campus – COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter)
26 Peterboro St., Detroit, MI 48201 View Map
Skills for Live Students Only – NWAC: Northwest Activity Center
18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, MI 48235 View Map
North Central Campus – U of D Jesuit / Johnson Rec. Center
8550 Chippewa, Detroit, MI 48221 View Map
North Central Campus – Brilliant Detroit
16919 Prarie St., Detroit, MI 48221 View Map
Central Campus Focus: HOPE
1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238 View Map
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May Graduations

I was in a department store this weekend and noticed all the graduation cards.  I realized that another year of school was coming to a close.  Students are graduating again.  We, too, are getting ready for our own virtual graduation ceremony at SVSF Center.  It is a time to reflect upon our accomplishments and dreams.

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