"The Coleman A. Young Foundation has been extremely supportive to me both morally and financially. I have truly been blessed to be apart of such a foundation where the administration sincerely cares for my well-being and my academics! Without hesitation, I would do the same in return." - Avis Randle, University of Michigan

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

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Some of our scholarship recipients hard at work

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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2009 Scholarship Awards Program

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REAL Skills Program Participants

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RSP Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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2010 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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90th Celebration (Group Photo).

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CAYF Current Scholars & RSP Participants 2010

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

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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CAYF College Graduates 2010 Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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RSP 2010 High School Graduates Group Photo

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CAYF Trustees & 2010 Detroit Educator of the Year

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Annual Awards Program 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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2011 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2010 (Trustees)

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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

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Coleman A. Young Foundation Annual Awards Experience : Foundation Wide

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posted March 21, 2014 at 3:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Coleman A. Young Foundation Annual Awards Experience

2014 Coleman A. Young Foundation Scholarship Application Extended to March 12, 2014 : Foundation Wide

posted March 6, 2014 at 9:00pm

Coleman A. Young Foundation has extended the deadline for DAPCEP participants who are applying for the DTE Foundation scholarship to March 12, 2014! Applications must be postmarked by this date, or delivered by hand to 2111 Woodward Avenue, Suite 600, Det

Skillman Legacy Scholarship Application : Foundation Wide

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posted January 31, 2014 at 1:00am

The Skillman Foundation, in partnership with the Coleman A. Young Foundation, will award 10 scholarships up to $10,OOO each to 10 promising Detroit youth.

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