"His bold and forthright advocacy for the people of Detroit, and especially for those who knew the deep pain of discrimination, will always mark Coleman Young as one of the greatest mayors in urban America. But more than being a great mayor, Coleman Young was truly a great man. His compassion, his intellect, his courage, his wit, and even his occasionally sharp tongue, were the essential ingredients of a man who tried to lead us to a world as it should be, rather than accepting a world of the past." - Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer

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CAYF Current Scholars & RSP Participants 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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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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CAYF Trustees & 2010 Detroit Educator of the Year

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RSP 2010 High School Graduates Group Photo

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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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2011 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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

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The RSP kids in action on the low ropes course

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

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2010 CAYF New Scholarship Recipients - Group Photo

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Annual Awards Program 2010 (Trustees)

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Some of our scholarship recipients hard at work

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Annual Awards Program 2010

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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2009 Scholarship Awards Program

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90th Celebration (Group Photo).

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Annual Awards Program 2011

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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

Skillman Legacy Scholarship Application : Foundation Wide

posted April 16, 2015 at 12:00am

The Skillman Foundation, in partnership with the Coleman A. Young Foundation, will award six (6) scholarships up to $10,OOO each to six (6) promising Detroit youth.

2015 Coleman A. Young Foundation Detroit Educator of the Year Application Due March 20, 2015 : Foundation Wide

posted March 16, 2015 at 10:00am

Applications must be postmarked by March 20, 2015 or delivered by hand to 2111 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500, Detroit, MI 48201

2015 Coleman A. Young Foundation Scholarship Application Due March 13, 2015 : Foundation Wide

posted February 17, 2015 at 10:00am

Applications must be postmarked by March 13, 2015 or delivered by hand to 2111 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500, Detroit, MI 48201

2111 Woodward Avenue Suite 500 Detroit, Michigan 48201
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