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Detroit Independent Freedom Schools (DIFS) Movement

The mission of the Detroit Independent Freedom Schools Movement is to create free, African-centered, loving educational experiences for Detroit children and families by mobilizing community volunteers and resources to cultivate community strength, self-determination, and build movement-based futures.

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To arrange for your children to attend a Freedom School, contact DIFS at 313-583-9395 or

Ministers interested in opening a Freedom School site at their church, please contact DIFS organizers at 313-583-9395 or

We are looking for educators who are compassionate, enthusiastic, and willing to work with our students as partners in the project of learning. If this sounds like you, please complete our volunteer form here.


  1. Will there be classes held at the Charles Wright in 2017? I would be available to volunteer for tutoring starting in March. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance Jackie Bell.

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