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Ordinary people
doing extraordinary things.

Chronic absenteeism plagues our city and leads to poor academic performance. Meet the team that tackles this issue daily.

2023-2024

Board of Directors

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The Konnection embodies the essence of my childhood...

 The Konnection embodies the essence of my childhood: support, love, attention, fun, and excitement. With a solid family foundation, I aim to extend these blessings to every child I encounter. Their happiness and well-being are the driving force behind The Konnection.

Founder, The Konnection

Sharnese Marshall

I have a heart for our Kommunity -- I can't abandon where I grew up..."

I'm born and raised in Detroit. I had a great childhood but longed for the day I could make an impact. Programming for the Konnection has been a dream come true. Seeing our kids excel after our programs is a joy.

Lenae Jefferson

Program Manager

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Finance
Queen

Suzanne Marshall

CEO, Nanny on Wheels

Strategist

Sarah Marshall

CEO, Infinite Hair Growth

Konnector

DeAnte Thompkins

Market Director, Thrivent Financial 

Creative

Tiffany Thomas

Account Director, Lambert 

Problem
Solver

Brandi Haggins

VP of Opportunity Hubs, Life Remodeled

Innovative
Thinker

Gavin Marshall

Director of Logistics, Lear Corporation

Increase access to quality after school programs

Increase access to quality after school programs

Improve attendance rates

Improve math and reading scores

Improve graduation rates

Improve school climate / culture

No mission

is complete

without goals.

See our current goals and find out how you can support us.

2023-2024

Advisory Board
Kommittee

Join the

team today.

Become a mentor or volunteer and help us defeat chronic absenteeism. 

"My contributions are appreciated and my voice is heard -- mentoring helps the kids, but it's changed my life..."

- Danny

2023-2024

Administrative

Team

Jhonika Hawkins

Excel Marketing

Laurel Whalen

Wayne State University

Gail Perry Mason

Money Matters 4 Youth

Chris Economeas

Detroit Pistons

Imani Foster

482 Forward

Breyana Lowe

St. Jude Research Hospital

Nando Felten

Google, Code Next Detroit

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