Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc.

Founded in 1881, Franklin Wright’s values are based on the settlement house concept of self-help for the continuous improvement and preservation of the family. Franklin Wright Settlements (FWS) strives to achieve this through excellence in service and equality of treatment. FWS has been a pillar in the southeast Michigan community since its founding.
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Franklin Wright Settlements believes in encouraging a healthy lifestyle and incorporates this philosophy by teaching nutrition and exercise for a healthier mind and body.

// MISSION

Founded in 1881, Franklin Wright’s values are based on the settlement house concept of self-help for the continuous improvement and preservation of the family. Franklin Wright Settlements (FWS) strives to achieve this through excellence in service and equality of treatment. FWS has been a pillar in the southeast Michigan community since its founding.


// KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

Early Start Child Development Center: Serves youth from six weeks old to six years old with language and literacy exploration, social development, fine and gross motor skills. Parenting support programs include daily drop-in, before- and after-care.

After-School Enrichment Programs: Youth 6-17 years of age receive tutorial and homework assistance, cultural arts and recreation programs, nutritious snacks or meals, anger management and life skills instruction, and individual and group sessions. Additional programs include gardening and cooking, mentoring, employability skills, community activism, organized recreation, college preparation, cultural awareness programming, an annual college tour, and transportation.

Senior Outreach Services: Seniors can take part in Food and Friendship (socialization), community outreach, kinship care, enhanced fitness, and Zumba classes, and personal action toward health programming.

Family Growth and Development: Programs focused on families include family reunification, parent/child interaction, crisis intervention, family counseling, food and shelter assistance, energy assistance, and education.


// LEADERSHIP

Monique Marks, LMSW
President & CEO
Ahmad Nassar
Vice President of Strategy and Development
Erika Murray
Vice President of Educational Programs
Colleen Lauless
Director of Operations
Deon Mullen
Director of Senior Outreach Services
Bert Marks, II
Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
Veikko Kohler
Director of Finance
Natasha Dorsey
Director of Human Resources and Compliance


// EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Giving Tuesday
November 29th

Spirit of Giving Gala
MGM Grand Detroit
December 9, 2022


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Franklin Wright is rooted in a geographical neighborhood district.  Its goal is to know and understand the neighborhood and to help develop its potential by providing aid in obtaining the services people need.


// CONTACT INFORMATION

Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc. 
3360 Charlevoix St. Detroit, MI 48207
313-579-1000
franklinwright.org

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