About

Who We Are

Launch Michigan is an unprecedented partnership of business, education, labor, philanthropy, and state and community leaders, all of whom care deeply about education and our state’s collective future. That is why we want a high-quality, student-centered system–one that helps every child succeed in school, in their careers, and in life. We understand implicitly that a strong, thriving public education system is the cornerstone of successful kids, prosperous communities, and a strong economy.

We know our work will not be easy, but we firmly believe it is possible to make meaningful and lasting change for our children and for our own future. What we are doing is historic! This time around, we have all the right players at the table to make sure this important task gets done.

Launch Michigan Partners

  • American Federation of Teachers (Michigan)
  • Business Leaders for Michigan
  • Center for Michigan
  • Council of Michigan Foundations
  • Detroit Economic Club Young Leaders Board
  • Detroit Regional Chamber
  • The Education Trust–Midwest
  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office
  • Kent ISD
  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Macomb Intermediate School District
  • Metropolitan Affairs Coalition
  • Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators
  • Michigan Association of Public School Academies
  • Michigan Association of School Boards
  • Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators
  • Michigan College Access Network
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Michigan Education Association
  • Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • Michigan PreK-12 Literacy Commission
  • Michigan School Business Officials
  • Michigan’s Children
  • Middle Cities Education Association
  • Oakland Schools
  • The School Finance Research Collaborative
  • Skillman Foundation
  • Small Business Association of Michigan
  • Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
  • Steelcase Foundation
  • Talent 2025
  • Teach For America–Detroit
  • Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • Wayne RESA
  • Tom Haas, Grand Valley State University President and Chair of the Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission
  • Doug Ross, Governor’s 21st Century Education Commissioner