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"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
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
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
posted September 2, 2015 at 5:01pm
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.