Detroit Industrial School

A Private Foundation

Helping Children of the Tri-County Area

Since 1857

“All women of Detroit who are concerned about the many beggar children who roam our streets illy clad and half fed and who wish to assist in taking steps to make their lot in life less horrible and to provide some means of education are invited to a meeting on Tuesday June 21, 1857 at the First Congregation Church.” (May 1857)

Following this public notice, sixty women answered the call and resolved that:
“The ladies of Detroit unite in forming an industrial school for the benefit of the destitute children of the city.”

Two weeks later the Detroit Industrial School Association was formed.

IRS 501 (C)(3) Organization
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