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"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
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
98 Years. A Salute to the Late Coleman Alexander Young : Foundation Wide
posted September 7, 2016 at 5:01pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
REAL Skills 2.0 Applications Currently Being Accepted : Foundation Wide
posted September 5, 2016 at 12:00am
Location: The Salvation Army of Glendale Corps, 11325 Montross, Detroit, MI 48227
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