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Jalen has assembled a team of community leaders, educational experts, and organizations on a national scale to establish the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) to ensure the achievement of underserved young people in his hometown of Detroit. JRLA is an open enrollment, public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit.

 

The Academy began its first academic year in September 2011 and currently serves over 300 ninth through eleventh grade students from metro-Detroit; an additional freshman class will be added each subsequent year. JRLA provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree. Students are provided with real-world and project-based experiences and will receive extensive college exposure and course opportunities through a partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). Immersed in the culture of college, they will have the opportunity to take three university courses as upperclassmen to ensure a seamless transition for college entry. UDM has agreed to cohort-admit JRLA graduates into their College of Liberal Arts & Education. As a Michigan Future Schools initiative grant recipient, the Academy recognizes their expectation of 85% high school graduation, 85% college enrollment, and 85% college graduation, and will meet or exceed these standards.

 

To learn more, click here: http://www.jrladetroit.com/.

 



American Federation for Children PSA: Educational Choice Now

January 31, 2014 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

Black Enterprise – Jalenland: For the Ultimate Doer, a Higher Purpose Calls Back Home

November 26, 2013 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

The most outspoken member of the Fab 5 is a one-man media conglomerate. It’s because he’s trying to put his city on his back –transforming one mind at a time
By Darren Sands
November 22, 2013 — At 40, he’s a young man by every standard except that of a professional athlete. It’s only through that lens does the week of Nov. 10 make sense for Jalen Rose.
On Nov. 11 he tweeted that it was snowing in Detroit. The next day Mr. Rose did College Gameday at the United Center where four of the top five teams — Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky and Duke — played two riveting, highly watched games. The next morning he hopped on a 7 a.m. flight for an NBA Countdown meeting. On Friday he did the show with Bill Simmons and his good friend Sage Steele. None of that accounts for briefings on what’s happening on the school he founded. Mr. Rose also has a book coming in 2014 and founded Three Tier Entertainment, the production company that produced the Fab 5 documentary with ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.
“Jalen had College Gameday last night …

JRLA Announces Philanthropic Support from Tom & Holly Gores

October 29, 2013 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

Detroit – (October 29, 2013) – The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open enrollment public charter high school in Detroit, today announced that Tom and Holly Gores have made a $250,000 contribution to support the school’s growth and development. The funds will be used for infrastructure improvements, personnel recruitment and retention, and other ongoing needs.
Mr. Gores is principal owner of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) and is Chairman and CEO of Platinum Equity, whose investments in addition to PS&E include Detroit-area companies Active Aero, Acument and Chassix.
“Our companies are part of the Detroit community and quality schools are critical for the long-term health of the region,” said Mr. Gores.  “On a personal level, education is hugely important to our family and we are eager to help make a difference.”
Both Mr. and Mrs. Gores were raised in Michigan and have strong ties to the Detroit area.
“Tom and I grew up in Michigan, went to school here and want kids in Detroit to have real opportunities to succeed,” said Mrs. Gores.  “We believe one of the most meaningful ways to …

Hour Detroit – Winning Attitude

October 28, 2013 | General Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Press

Former U-M and NBA star Jalen Rose tackles the challenges of funding a charter school

By Damon Autry
Winning Attitude

November 2013 — The images of Jalen Rose as a supremely gifted 18-year-old freshman at the University of Michigan are cemented in the minds of basketball fans: the baggy shorts, the black socks, the in-your-face bravado that depicted to the world he was impervious to failure.
Rose, along with his Fab Five teammates — Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson — took college basketball by storm in 1992 as the first college team to start five freshmen. The quintet spearheaded the Wolverines to back-to-back NCAA Finals appearances in 1992 and 1993, where they fell short both times.
Those were harsh blows to Rose, who now admits he was “irrationally confident” during that time. It was a mind-set forged as a kid while playing pickup basketball with several neighborhood friends on a milk crate nailed to a wooden light pole.
“I always believed I was a good ball player — maybe too much so,” the Detroit native recalls. “My belief was that I was going to be somebody, that I was going to make it to the NBA.”
Rose realized that dream …

Jeep Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Partnership Promo

July 15, 2012 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy The Rose Report

JRLA Featured on CNN with Soledad O’Brien

March 18, 2012 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy & Jeep Partnership

March 12, 2012 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

The Jeep® brand has partnered up with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), an open enrollment public charter high school in Detroit, to develop a multi-phased development program that will expose participants to programs and events designed to enrich and develop their educational path.
Elements of the partnership include a mentoring program between Jeep brand employees and students, field trips to several Chrysler Group facilities including the Jefferson North Assembly Plant and the Jeep Design Studio, development of a marketing project, and sponsorship of the academy’s boys’ and girls’ basketball team.
“The Jeep brand is honored to partner with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy and build a relationship within our community.  This program is an authentic, hands-on approach that will fuel leadership, provide educational empowerment and develop life skills for the students,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “With this program, we hope to help students reach their fullest potential.”
“A philanthropic project of this nature requires support from the entire community and it is a privilege to have the Jeep brand join our team,” said Jalen Rose, JRLA Founder.  We will work together to have a positive influence on our future leaders.”
The program kicked-off in February …

Highlights of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Milestones

January 4, 2012 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy The Rose Report

JRLA Gala Celebration @ MGM Grand – Nov. 6th

November 2, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

You are cordially invited to:

with a special performance by Ms. Chante’ Moore!

Sunday, November 6, 2011MGM Grand Detroit1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Celebrity supporters of JRLA will be in attendance including: Bill Bellamy, Howard Eisley, Jimmy King, Stephen Tulloch, Perry Watson & more to TBA!
Master of Ceremonies – Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster Ed Gordon

Jalen on Fox Business Discussing the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

September 28, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News


 
Jalen Rose discusses the innovative approach to education utilized by his charter school in the Detroit area -- the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.

Jalen Rose Addresses MI Senate Education Committee

September 19, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

Jalen Rose, a member of the Fab Five and former NBA player, answered questions from the Michigan Senate Education Committee. Rose opened a charter school, The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Fall 2011 in Detroit.

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy – “Building Leaders”

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Education Entrepreneur: Jalen Rose

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After a successful professional basketball career, Jalen Rose is setting his sights on becoming an education entrepreneur. In 2011, the former University of Michigan basketball standout and Detroit native opened a brand new charter school — the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Expectations are high here, but Rose says he’s committed to giving these high school students an opportunity to succeed.

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

August 23, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

Back to School BBQ & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 22, 2011
JRLA Ribbon Cutting

JRLA Class of 2015

Tour of JRLA
*Photos By: Gary G. Naeyaert
 

1st Annual JRLA Golf Outing Media Coverage

July 13, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

CELEBRITIES CONFIRMED! JRLA 1st Annual Golf Outing – July 11, 2011

July 3, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

FIRST ANNUAL JALEN ROSE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GOLF OUTING IN ANN ARBOR TO BENEFIT NEW CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
Celebrities Help Raise Funds For Tuition-Free School of Excellence
DETROIT – (June 13, 2011) – On Monday July 11, 2011, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) will host its First Annual Golf Outing at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Founded by ESPN/ABC studio analyst, NBA Star and former University of Michigan “Fab Five” star Jalen Rose, the tuition-free, public charter high school is scheduled to open in September. This outing represents the first public fundraising effort to support the JRLA.
Please click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities as well as a registration form: http://bit.ly/JRLA1stAnnualGolfOuting.
For more information, call (248) 953-8123.
Each foursome in the Outing will be assigned a celebrity to be a part of their group.  Celebrities scheduled to participate include:
· Jalen Rose · Anita Baker - Grammy Award Winner/Platinum R&B and Soul Jazz Singer-Songwriter· Lomas Brown – NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl Champion · Lloyd Carr – Michigan Football Coaching Legend · Derrick Coleman – Detroit Basketball and NBA Star · Braylon Edwards – Michigan Football and New York Jets Star · Howard Eisley – NBA Star and Assistant Coach LA Clippers · Vincent Ellis …

Detroit Free Press: Michigan’s Jalen Rose is busy throwing out first pitch, talking sports, raising money for school

May 16, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

BY JOHN LOWE
DETROIT FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER

Member of Michigan’s Fab Five Jalen Rose was at Comerica Park today as he threw out the first pitch. But it wasn’t all about baseball for the Detroiter.

Rose is raising money for the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a charter school opening this fall on the Northwest side of Detroit. He’s auctioning off one of the last remaining 1969 Dodge Chargers from “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV show on eBay Motors starting May 22 and the proceeds will go to the school. The car is part of his private collection.

On Saturday, he talked about the school, Michigan and his fund-raising efforts.

Q: How does it feel to be in Detroit to see the Tigers and have the academy starting up this fall?

A: “I’ve been a huge Tigers fan my entire life. I remember 1984 like it was yesterday. I took a couple of hits in the cage today with Miguel Cabrera. Opening the charter school on Sept. 6 means a lot — it’s something our community really needs, an open public charter school.”

Q: You said Grant Hill agreed to support the school, so obviously you and …

ORIGINAL ‘GENERAL LEE’ 1969 DODGE CHARGER AUCTION TO BENEFIT JALEN ROSE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

May 10, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

Identified as one of the last surviving cars from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” donated from Jalen Rose’s private collection

DETROIT – (May 11, 2011) – Beginning May 22, 2011, one of the world’s last surviving 1969 Dodge Chargers from “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV show will be auctioned on eBay Motors with proceeds to benefit the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) in Detroit.

Donated from ESPN/ABC studio analyst and 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose’s private collection, the vehicle was one of the last four vehicles remaining from the set and was purchased by Rose in 2001. Bids will be accepted for the auction starting at noon on Sunday, May 22, and the auction will run for a 5-day period, concluding at approximately noon on Friday, May 27. It will be a “No Reserve” auction, with a starting bid of $45,000.

The auction can be viewed in advance at the following link:  http://bit.ly/GeneralLeeAuction4JRLA

The iconic “General Lee” vehicle up for auction features a 360ci V-8 crate motor, four-wheel disc brakes, Alpine sound system with trunk mounted sub-woofer, custom embroidered “Charger” floor mats and white letter BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. The rear decklid is autographed by …

mLive.com – Fab Five star Jalen Rose’s Detroit charter school gains support as May 14 open house approaches

May 9, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

By Mike Wayland

It appears the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit has a powerful new ally.

Roy Roberts, the new emergency financial Manager for Detroit Public Schools, said he is open to any type of systems that will better educate the city’s schoolchildren.

“I am for any good system, sustainable system, that can educate our kids, give them a first rate education and to prepare them to be college-ready or career-ready when they leave our school system,” Roberts told WJR-AM 760’s Frank Beckmann on Thursday. “So I think for me to turn my back on any system would be a gross injustice to the young people in the Detroit school system.”

Although Roberts wasn’t speaking directly about Detroit native Jalen Rose’s academy, which is currently accepting applications for its inaugural “Fab Freshman Class,” he echoed its mission.

“It’s not just about graduating from high school, it’s about graduating from college and moving on to be a productive member of society and having a career,” Rose told MLive Detroit last week during a phone interview from an ESPN studio in Bristol, Conn.

Rose, a former member of the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five,” said the tuition-free academy — scheduled to …

mLive.com: Fab Five star Jalen Rose hopes his charter school helps fix education ‘crisis’ in Detroit

May 6, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

By Michael Wayland | MLive.com

Detroit native Jalen Rose says Detroit Public Schools is “in a crisis” and he, along with every person in Michigan, should do their part to help the city’s schoolchildren.

“Two-hundred and thirty-eight Michigan schools scored zero on a recent proficiency test! Zero! They’re dropping money per student by the state, but they’re raising money — and the costs stay the same — for building jails,” Rose told MLive.com Detroit during a phone interview from an ESPN studio in Bristol, Conn. “That doesn’t add up.

“That number has to change and I’m just trying to be one vessel for it.”

Rose, a former member of the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” and 13-year NBA veteran, is attempting to help with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, 15000 Trojan St., Detroit.

The academy — scheduled to open in September — is a 9-12 college-prep charter high school on the Northwest side of the city.

Incoming high school freshmen wishing to be a part of the school’s inaugural “Fab Freshman Class” should apply by the end of the month, and the school will choose it’s first class of 120 students through a lottery in …

Now accepting applications…

April 7, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

Now accepting applications…

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UDM Varsity News – Jalen Rose honored as academy bd. meets on campus

March 24, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

By: Michael Martinez

March 23, 2011 – Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh administered the oath of office to seven members of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy’s board of directors Friday in UDM’s student center.

“I’m ready for this challenge,” said board president Jalen Rose, the former basketball star who is co-founder of the academy. “It’s time to roll up my sleeves and get to work, and I’m excited to help influence so many children in a positive way.”

UDM will be involved in Rose’s high school academy in a number of ways. For one, students who graduate will automatically be accepted at the university.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to take classes and be involved in activities on UDM’s campus throughout their high school years.

In addition to swearing in the board members, Pugh presented Rose with a Spirit of Detroit award in recognition of his efforts in the city.

“A lot of people are rich, famous and well known, but they keep it all to themselves,” Pugh said. “(Rose) tells kids that the path to all of that is through education, and that spirit is the spirit of Detroit.”

Rose said the award …

CBS Detroit News: Jalen Rose Wants To Give Back Through Education

March 19, 2011 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News

DETROIT (WWJ) – A former NBA player out of Detroit is reaching out to underprivileged kids in the motor city to offer them a leg-up on the ladder to a good education.

WWJ Newsradio 950′s Pat Sweeting spoke with former UM and NBA basketball star Jalen Rose about giving back to the children in the Detroit area:

“I want to show them that, not only do I care about them, but I am trying to do what I can to be a vessel to help them unlock their future, to put them in a position for success,” says Rose.

“We’ve helped influence 40 kids via scholarship already and I have an endowment at the University of Michigan,” Rose says.

WWJ Newsradio 950′s Pat Sweeting speaks with Jalen Rose about
his new Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit which will eventually enroll 480 students in grades 9-throuth-12. The school will be operated in partnership with University of Detroit-Mercy to offer students a pre-college experience.

Tuition is free. The academy has received a Michigan Future Schools initiative grant which carries with it the expectation of an 85% graduation, college enrollment and college graduation rate.

Rose says his involvement in the school will be hands-on. He’s …

MGoBlue.com – Jalen Rose Making a Difference in the D

February 28, 2011 | General Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

The way Jalen Rose (1992-94) sees it, you either ignore your roots or you do something to make those roots stronger.
Rose — the former Fab Fiver who helped the Wolverines to NCAA championship games in 1992 and 1993 — long ago chose the latter.
Headline, Nov. 18, 2010: “Ex-NBA star builds charter school”
The idea for the school — which will open this fall in a former elementary school, not far from where Rose starred at Detroit Southwestern two decades ago — came from other headlines, all of them describing the recent turmoil in the city’s educational system.
“Any …

AOL.com – Good News Now: Ex-NBA Star Builds Charter School

November 18, 2010 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

(Nov. 18) — Former NBA star Jalen Rose has a lot to be proud of: He was a player on two University of Michigan basketball teams that went to the Final Four; he had a 13-year career in the NBA and he is currently a highly regarded hoop analyst for ESPN.

But his greatest honor won’t be ready until next year: his own school.

Rose is building a charter school in his hometown of Detroit that will help give students the education and life skills they need to succeed.

When the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy opens in September 2011, it will provide a free education to 500 high school students.

Even though Rose is reportedly one of only three athletes who have had a school named for him, he’s more thrilled about the prospect of making a difference.

“I am very excited to do what I can,” he told AOL News. “The people who are working on it are doing a tremendous job helping kids to learn.”

Kids have always needed a helping hand up the ladder of success, but Rose feels this generation needs a boost more than others.

“Kids today are exposed to so many …

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Hires Educational Entrepreneur

October 21, 2010 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

Former Mount Clemens Community Schools Superintendent Takes on the Role

Detroit, Michigan – The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy announced today that Dr. Charles P. Muncatchy has been selected to become its Educational Entrepreneur. Dr. Muncatchy will leave his position as superintendent of the Mount Clemens Community Schools District to develop and implement an innovative instructional program to ensure the achievement of underserved young people in Detroit at the Academy scheduled to open in Fall 2011.

Founded by ESPN/ABC studio analyst and 13-year NBA Star Jalen Rose, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy will be a charter school designed to provide a rigorous, nurturing college-prep experience for Detroit students who will have real-world, project-based experiences organized around themes and career opportunities in leadership, sports management, and entertainment industries. This high school will ensure students receive extensive college exposure and course opportunities through a partnership with University of Detroit Mercy. The Academy is committed to ensuring 100% of its students graduate from high school, 95% enroll in college, and 90% of those enrollees will graduate from college. Enrollment will be open to residents of the City of Detroit, as well as surrounding communities. The Jalen …

Skillman Foundation President & CEO Talks with Jalen about His New School

September 28, 2010 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy Press

Skillman Foundation President & CEO Carol Goss talks with native Detroiter and ESPN/ABC basketball analyst Jalen Rose about his new school, the importance of education, and his becoming an important voice in the push to bring more excellent schools to Detroit.