"I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) and I will always be grateful for the assistance that it provided in my successful graduation from college. If I had to define, in a few words, what the foundation has done for me, it would be giving me a positive combination of circumstances (educational, professional and personal)." - Kenequia D. Parker, Michigan State University, 2002

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RSP 2010 High School Graduates Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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CAYF College Graduates 2010 Group Photo

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CAYF Trustees: (L) Tiffany Curry, (President) Marvin Beatty, Shirley Stancato

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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RSP Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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REAL Skills Program Participants

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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90th Celebration (Group Photo).

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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2010 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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CAYF Current Scholars & RSP Participants 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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The RSP kids in action on the low ropes course

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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Coleman A. Young's 90th Celebration (Fundraiser).

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Some of our scholarship recipients hard at work

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CAYF Trustees & 2010 Detroit Educator of the Year

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Annual Awards Program 2010 (Trustees)

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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2011 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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2009 Scholarship Awards Program

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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Coleman A. Young Foundation

Coleman A. Young was the Mayor of Detroit for two decades. He established the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) in 1982. The Mayor left office in 1993. He died four years later. CAYF is a living legacy of the late Mayor's lifetime of work. All of the assets that he earned were left to the Foundation to provide opportunities for future generations in the city that was his life.

Since 1986, the Foundation has awarded more than four million dollars to more than four hundred students.

The mission of CAYF is to develop leadership among youth through college scholarships, mentoring and other supports for personal growth and development.

Latest CAYF News

REAL Skills 2.0 Applications Currently Being Accepted : Foundation Wide

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posted June 20, 2016 at 12:00am

Location: Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago,...

2016 Coleman A. Young Foundation Scholarship Application Due March 04, 2016 : Foundation Wide

posted January 5, 2016 at 11:30am

Applications must be postmarked by March 4, 2016 or delivered by hand to 2111 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500, Detroit, MI 48201

97 Years. A Salute to the Late Coleman Alexander Young : Foundation Wide

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posted September 2, 2015 at 5:01pm

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

2111 Woodward Avenue • Suite 500 • Detroit, Michigan • 48201
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