Access to education is considered a basic human right, but unfortunately, not all students have equal opportunities to pursue higher education. In disadvantaged communities, students often face limited access to educational resources and financial barriers that hinder their educational aspirations. However, passionate individuals and organizations are dedicated to helping these students overcome these challenges and achieve their dreams. Cyekeia Lee is one such individual who has made it her life’s mission to empower students and improve access to higher education.
Cyekeia Lee is an experienced Community Director with a Master’s Degree in Counseling/Community Counseling/Sports and Exercise Counseling from Wayne State University. Throughout her career, she has held various leadership positions in different organizations, including Director of Community Collaboration at The Kalamazoo Promise, Director of Higher Education Initiatives at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), Director of The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo, and currently, as the Executive Director of the Detroit College Access Network.