The city of Detroit has long been a beacon of strength and resilience, overcoming challenges and adversity time and again. But the future of Detroit’s youth is truly at stake in today’s ever-changing landscape. And it is individuals like Kerrie Mitchell who are making a significant impact on the future of these young leaders. Mitchell, the President and CEO of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Development, Branding, and Philanthropy, all of which she leverages to create a voice for tomorrow’s future leaders.
Mitchell’s journey began in journalism and radio broadcasting, but her passion for community-oriented organizations led her to pivot into marketing, communications, and public relations for nonprofits like the Detroit Police Athletic League and Boy Scouts of America Michigan Crossroads Council. Her most recent role was as the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Development, and Marketing for Matrix Human Services. Now, as the President and CEO of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Mitchell is dedicated to creating and enhancing educational opportunities for DPSCD students, families, and educators.