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Words from our Founding Director

Jacqueline Wilson

Our Powerful Impact: Falling into Action

September 2018

September 22nd marks the first day of fall. It’s a beautiful time of year filled with visits to the cider mill, pumpkin carving, pie baking, fallen leaves, and sweet autumn smells.

With classes in full swing and winter only weeks away, the HIGH Program is gearing up for Thanksgiving and the fast-approaching chilly temperatures. For four years now, the Helping Individuals Go Higher Program has come to the rescue for students in the form of a home, a family, a meal, and a diploma for low-income, financially struggling Wayne State University students. Positioned in the heart of Detroit, our mission focuses on touching lives beyond the limits of a day, month or even year, instead, offering the neediest of our students with a chance to improve their life situations for good. We not only provide housing, tuition relief, childcare assistance and food, we do so much more: we give the gift of an education.

         Two hundred students and counting: that is how many students your gifts have provided care for, the kind of care that lasts a lifetime, the kind of care that is never taken for granted or forgotten. It is because of YOU these four years have been nothing short of miraculous, and 200+ broken, homeless individuals have been given what they have always dreamed of: A diploma and a chance.

You matter. You make a difference.

Thank you.

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson