Founder and CEO

DJ Ikeler is an innovative and visionary leader. Mr. Ikeler has over ten years of experience serving on non-profit boards and councils, and is one of Oakland County, Michigan's Elite 40 Under 40. He has a passion for children in under resourced areas and it's with that heart that he launched the Center for Success Network in 2013. As CEO/President, Mr. Ikeler is responsible for the overseeing of day-to-day activities of the Center, working with board members, overseeing staff, managing community relationships, fundraising and strategic planning.

Andrea Meyer

VP, Programs and Engagement Detroit Director
Andrea has been in the field of education since 2005. Andrea has worked to develop the after school program since January of 2015. Prior to that, Andrea gained experience as a classroom teacher for 10 years, mostly in the subject area of Language Arts in a variety of urban settings from Center Line MI to South Central Los Angeles. She has served on the Leadership Team of two Charter Schools, adding valuable insight to discussions on school structures and best practices for student success. Her work at Center for Success has offered the opportunity to bring parents and community members into the conversation of serving and uplifting urban youth. Andrea holds certifications in Evidence Based Literacy Instruction (EBLI) and English Language Development (ELD) which support her role in creating meaningful, individualized lessons for struggling readers at the center. In addition, Andrea has been able to connect with various community organizations to bring a well-rounded program to the youth at the Center for Success Detroit. Andrea sits on the Board of Directors for both the Center for Success and the Grosse Pointe Old Devils. Andrea oversees the implementation of the Detroit program, including all lesson planning and mentor training. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Michigan University, gaining her degree through their Urban Education program.