Push22 donates furniture and Budget Movers donates time

Push22 donates furniture and Budget Movers donates time

Push22 owner Mike Verville read about Beyond Basics in a recent Crain’s Detroit Business article. He was in the process of moving his office to another location and wanted to donate his office furniture to our organization. He reached out to us and we gratefully...
DPS 3 finalists for superintendent post

DPS 3 finalists for superintendent post

Detroit school board names 3 finalists for superintendent post By Crain’s Detroit Business After conducting a nationwide search, the Detroit Public Schools Community District on Saturday announced three finalists for superintendent: Nikolai Vitti, superintendent...
WJR Radio Interview, Keith Famie & Elijah

WJR Radio Interview, Keith Famie & Elijah

  WJR Radio Interview with Elijah, Keith Famie, and Beyond Basics By Steve Courtney Elijah Craft and Keith Famie being interviewed by Steve Courtney at WJR News Talk Radio.     LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE...
Crain’s article Elijah’s story

Crain’s article Elijah’s story

Businesses aim high with literacy program Backers make solving Detroit schools’ illiteracy crisis their business By Chad Livengood The battle against Detroit’s illiteracy crisis is fought one child at a time. Consider the story of Elijah Craft, a towering...
State pushes back timeline for school closures

State pushes back timeline for school closures

State pushes back timeline for school closures By Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press The State of Michigan is putting off making a decision on whether to close as many as 38 chronically failing schools, according to a news release from Gov. Rick Snyder’s office...