Building a pipeline of teachers who are well-trained and committed to the profession.
Providing opportunities for teachers to grow in their practice and feel more fulfilled.
Supporting aspiring and current school leaders with best-in-class development opportunities.
Bringing to life, with support and guidance, Michigan educators’ best ideas.
Offering deeper, more meaningful insight into the workforce challenges our state must solve.
Supporting higher education institutions to make programs more attractive to aspiring teachers.
The Michigan Educator Workforce Initative has partners in over 38 counties, from the rural Upper Peninsula to urban Southeast Michigan, working togther to build the educator talent pipeline Michigan students deserve.
The Michigan Educator Workforce Initiative is a statewide effort that builds on the foundational work of the Detroit Children’s Fund. Since 2016, the MEWI team has been working to ensure children have access to high quality public district and charter schools. MEWI believes that high-performing schools are made possible by well-trained, committed educators who are equipped to deliver their best, every day.
The MEWI team has a demonstrated track record of commitment and success supporting educators. One of our core pillars is to recruit, develop and retain teachers and school leaders, as we believe – and research has shown – that talented educators can transform schools and school systems if supported properly.
MEWI combines strong school-based and school system-based expertise, a national network of partners and exemplar schools, and strong support from business and community leaders committed to transforming opportunities and outcomes for children.