EPFP Sponsors

Since its inception in 1975, the Michigan EPFP has had more than 225 organizations sponsor fellows for the program. The sponsors include schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, private businesses, associations, foundations, museums and non-profit groups. Without the support of these organizations and their continued belief in the importance of the program, EPFP could not succeed. Each year, for the last ten years, approximately 75 percent of the people who sponsor EPFP fellows are former program participants themselves. Their willingness to provide funds and leadership development opportunities for others, is perhaps the best evidence of its true value.

Public and Private Schools

Allen Park Public Schools
Alma Public Schools
American Promise Schools – Detroit
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Archdiocese of Lansing
Bear Lake School District
Breckenridge Public Schools
Bendle Public Schools
Buchanan Public Schools
Buena Vista School District
CASMAN Academy – Manistee
Charlotte Public Schools
Chippewa Valley Schools
Comstock Public Schools 
Davison Community Schools
Dearborn Public Schools
Detroit Edison Public School Academy
Detroit Public Schools
East Lansing Public Schools
Eaton Rapids Public Schools
Farmington Public Schools
Fenton Area Public Schools
Flint Community Schools
Forest Area Public Schools
Fowler Public Schools
Genesee Catholic Board of Education
Goodrich Area Schools
Grand Ledge Public Schools
Grand Rapids Public SchoolsHartland Consolidated Schools
Haslett Public Schools
Henry Ford Academy of Manufacturing Arts & Sciences
Highland Park Public Schools
Holt Public Schools
Inkster Public Schools
Jackson Public Schools
Kalamazoo Public Schools
Kaleva Norman Dickson School District
King Academy – Inkster
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools
Lakeview Public Schools (St. Clair Shores)
Lakeview School District (Battle Creek)
Lansing School District
Lapeer Community Schools
Manistee Area Public Schools
Marlette Community Schools
Mason Public Schools
Michigan Virtual High School
Montrose Community Schools
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools
Mt. Clemens Community Schools
Muskegon Heights Public Schools
Northport Public Schools
Northview Public Schools (Grand Rapids)
Olivet Community Schools
Onaway Area Community Schools
Pennfield Schools
Plainwell Community Schools
Plymouth Educational Center – Detroit
Pontiac School District
Port Huron Area Schools
Reeths Puffer Public Schools
Saginaw School District
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools
Starr Commonwealth Schools
St. Joseph Public Schools
Traverse City Area Schools
Utica Community Schools
Van Dyke Public Schools
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Wayne-Westland Community Schools
Westwood Community Schools
Whitmore Lake Public Schools
Wyoming Public Schools
Yale Public Schools

Intermediate School Districts
Regional Service Agencies

Bay-Arenac ISD
Calhoun ISD
Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Clinton County RESA
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
Eaton ISD
Genesee ISD
Gratiot-Isabella RESD
Ingham ISD
Ionia County ISD
Kalamazoo RESA
Kent County ISD
Livingston ESA
Macomb ISD
Marquette-Alger RESA
Muskegon Area ISD
Oakland Schools
Saginaw ISD
St. Clair County ISDWashtenaw ISD
Wayne County RESAWexford-Missaukee ISD

State and Federal Government

Governor’s Office for Job Training
Michigan Center for Educational Performance & Information
Michigan Children’s Trust Fund
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Michigan Department of Career Development
Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Michigan Department of Civil Service
Michigan Department of Commerce
Michigan Department of Community Health
Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services
Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of Human Services
Michigan Department of Labor
Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
Michigan Department of Management and Budget
Michigan Department of Natural ResourcesMichigan Department of Social ServicesMichigan Department of StateMichigan Department of Transportation
Michigan Department of Treasury
Michigan Family Independence Agency
Michigan Office of the Governor
Michigan House Fiscal Agency
Michigan Jobs Commission
Michigan State Police
Michigan State Senate
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency
Michigan School for the Blind
Michigan School for the Deaf
Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (MI)
State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center
W.J. Maxey Training School

Colleges and Universities

Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
-College of Education
-Office of Charter Schools
-Office of the President
Ferris State University
-College of Education & Human Services
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
-School of Social Work
Henry Ford Community College
Jackson Community College
Lansing Community College
Marygrove College
Michigan State University
-Associate Dean of Academic Affairs-College of Education- CREATe for STEM Institute
-Dean’s Office
-Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education
-Department of Education Administration
-Department of Teacher Education
-The Education Policy Center at MSU
-Office of K-12 Outreach
-Office of the Hannah Chair
-PROM/SE-Michigan Center for Career & Technical Education-College of Natural Science
-Division of Science & Mathematics Education
-School of Criminal Justice
-Michigan Institute for Safe Schools &
-Institute for Public Policy & Social Research
-Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
-Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing & Technology
Michigan Virtual UniversityOakland UniversityOlivet CollegeSaginaw Valley State UniversitySchoolcraft CollegeUniversity of Michigan-College of Education-School of NursingUniversity of Michigan–Dearborn-College of Engineering & Computer Science-School of ManagementWayne State UniversityWestern Michigan UniversityWashtenaw Community College


Greater Detroit Chamber of CommerceMichigan Association of Intermediate School AdministratorsMichigan Association of School AdministratorsMichigan Association of School Boards
Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals
Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools
Michigan Association of School Boards
Michigan Association of Community & Adult Education
Michigan Association of Public School Academies
Michigan Cooperative Extension Service
Michigan Education Association
Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principals Association
Michigan Head Start Association
Michigan Institute for Educational Management
Michigan Nurses Association
Michigan Partnership for New Education
Michigan Public Health Institute
Michigan Association of Public School Academies
Michigan School Business Officials
Middle Cities Education Association
MSU Alumni Association
MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer-related
technology Users in Learning)
Presidents Council of State UniversitiesRegional Education Media Center Association of MichiganTri-County Alliance for Public Education

Business and Corporations

Cisco Systems
DaimlerChrysler Financial Services
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
The Faverman Group, Inc.
Flint Business Roundtable
Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford Health System
Learning Designs, Inc.
Mackinac Center for Public PolicyMerit Network, Inc.
Multi-Media Classrooms, Inc.
New Detroit, Inc.
Program Works
Public Sector Consultants, Inc.
Saint Mary’s Health Services (Grand Rapids)


American Youth Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
Detroit Educational Television Foundation
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation
DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund
Ryder System Charitable Foundation
The Skillman Foundation

Museums and Arts Organizations

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield VillageMichigan Very Special Arts Festival

Advocacy Organizations

Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education
Center for Educational Networking
Child & Family Resource Council – Kent County
Children’s Law Center–Grand Rapids
The Efficacy Institute–Detroit
Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids
Leadbuster Program, Detroit ProjectMichigan’s Assistive Technology Resource
Michigan Economics for Human Development
Michigan League for Human Services
National Staff Development Council