Personalized, one-on-one tutoring for children and adults to bridge the education gap.

2016 In Review

In the past year, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center really moved to its next level of operation and securing it’s financial future:

  • Expansion of Board of Trustees – several new members with corporate affiliations joined the Board, which was critically important, due to the untimely passing of two members.
  • Facebook followers and social media followers doubled in 2016, including the Center’s first email blasts were successfully sent
  • Children’s program reached new levels of success:
    • Highest level of volunteer support in the last 10 years
    • Highest level of improvement in a single semester for every single student
  • Adult GED Program made some significant strides forward:
    • Surpassed GED Certification “graduations” by 20%
    • Launched a pilot program at COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) of providing education to the transient population, which has demonstrated amazing results, including a graduate within six months.
    • Securing a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Detroit in support of the program
  • SVSF’s Executive Director/CEO, Diane Renaud, was elected Chair of the Southeast Michigan Public Policy Council, for Michigan Non-Profit Association, which also enables her to sit on the State Board.  Public Policy has taken on an expanded role for the Center, which is critically important when securing funding.
  • Important groundwork was laid for potentially obtaining funding and launching workforce development and family learning programs at the Center

What an amazing year!