St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF) is one of Michigan’s oldest organizations, celebrating 170 years of service for at-risk children and families in Detroit’s inner city. SVSF started as a kindergarten program for orphaned children in 1844. Although the organization has evolved as the needs of the community have changed, education remains at the core of SVSF’s mission.
SVSF helps children and adults take control of their lives and empowers them to see the possibilities for their future. Through their after-school and summer programs, personalized tutoring prevents below grade level students in grades 1-5 from falling behind their peers. Their adult education program also provides individualized tutoring, helping adults become more self-sufficient and boasts a 90% first-time GED pass rate.
The St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center gives families the tools they need to succeed and provides opportunities where none had previously existed. By breaking down barriers that have prevented students from reaching their full potential, SVSF has helped thousands of families build a strong educational foundation. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center as it continues to transform lives in the Detroit community.