Happy New Year!
I am not one for predictions, but I am one for setting goals and intentions. My intentions for People In Education in 2018 are to grow through relationships, to deepen our existing connections and to work towards developing new relationships. In my head, I’m dubbing this intention “Operation PIE Pals.”
In 2017, we did so much with our PIE pals. We rebranded as People In Education with help from our design pals at The Work Department. We made our way to Baltimore to present and learn at Free Minds Free People and connect with the Education for Liberation network. We made new friends in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon’s CreateLab (even gave a little talk at their conference Context -- you can watch the video HERE). We traveled to Vermont at the invitation of our long time supporters The Bay and Paul Foundations and gained many new connections with folks who are also doing great work in arts and education. We did all this work with the support of Allied Media Projects. As always, we continued to work with the most amazing collection of Detroit educators, artists and young people to produce amazing media!
In 2018, we want to make our commitment to growing relationships our explicit goal, because the shift from Detroit Future Schools to People In Education isn’t just a change in our name. It is a purposeful declaration of our commitment to change that happens through people.
We are also growing our staff! We’re seeking a Communications and Fundraising Assistant. Know a person who would be good? Pass along the call.
If you are interested in connecting with PIE, please drop us a line. I am so excited to grow and expand our network of “PIE pals.”
Here's to 2018, a year of growing through relationships!
Director, People In Education