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Jenay Hicks

Morehouse School of Med

Vanessa Aldridge

Detroit Public Schools

Courtney Surles

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kharena Keith

UofM Engineering School

Sandra Jackson

The Innovation Academy

Stephanie L. Jordan

Founder McBooksters

Detroit Educator
Detroit Educator
Detroit Educator
Detroit Educator
Detroit Educator

It takes a village. We have all heard that before. Keith Institute, or Ki as we call it, acknowledges that the urban and suburban lifestyles of the 21st century do not fit any one mold. Our objective as educators, economists, and engineers is to match the changing society with tools and tactics that spur inclusion for all.


With the support of the Keith Foundation and Kharena Keith Coleman, the Keith Institute was established in 2013, we work to incubate and support existing educational, social, business, and political institutions in their pursuits to grow and transform their constituencies. With a focus on data, diversity, and inclusion for underserved factions of the global population we recognize that we are one village, from our family to yours.

With the village in mind, James Felton Keith's core philosophy of inclusionism insists that there is a constant evolution in the village. He says: individuals are at their best when they identify with a community and communities are only at their best when they identify all of their individuals. 

JFK at Black Lives March Harlem June 4th

credit: Harvey Jackson

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