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

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....

In solidarity with other cities around The US, we wanted to do a Black Lives Matter Mural to uplift Black power and resilience. We decided to schedule an organizing call with community members and street artists to get input from the community on the direction of the mural. The City of Detroit called us thereafter and told us they would...

According to ACE, one in every four students currently sitting in American classrooms have experienced a traumatic event, and that number is even greater for those living in marginalized communities. Our Radical Solution: Build a Youth-led Healing Space, a safe haven where Detroit youth will help each other lift up resiliency and lead community...


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