Transforming Pain into Power!

Our 4 Pillars of


Healing Justice

A framework that identifies how youth can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts and minds.  

Community Transformation

Engaging in a deep level of collaboration to seed transformational thinking and action. Using community transformation that focuses on the intersectionality of culture, race, gender and class and create a space where healing is experienced collectively. 

Youth-Led Organizing

A burgeoning movement that empowers young people while simultaneously enabling them to make substantive contributions to their communities. Using organizing strategies to alter power relations and to identify, advocate for and instigate change on critical issues that are having an impact on our communities and broader society

Liberation & Access

Educate, engage and empower Detroit youth to Liberation for racial, social & economic justice. Our distinct goal is to build access for our peers: Access to healing, Access to literacy, Access to liberation and Access to new possibilities.

This is Our Why

Emerging with Wings

"Healing justice is active intervention in which we transform the lived experience of Blackness in our world. We heal so that we can act and organize."

― Prentis Hemphill

Our Purpose

Current Projects

Headquartered in a multi-million-dollar command center that opened in 2011, Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only district in the state and one of the few districts in the country with their own Police Department. DPSCD also serves predominantly Black and Brown youth.

Join us for a Community Clean-up in collaboration with Kenship! We are doing this cleanup to prioritize community care and the sharing of resources utilizing a mutual aid framework. We must come together as a community-led movement to help those who face barriers to access resources and services. We must build community together. To effectively...

Detroit Heals Detroit is hosting a week-long Black Power, Resistance & Freedom Film Festival in parks around Detroit. Many youth in the neighborhoods made valid points that they want to join the movement but they often don't have access to make it to the protests/events that mainly reside downtown so our solution is to bring the movement to them....


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