This is our monthly email about The Detroit
College Promise. This fall, we will offer scholarships to all Detroit Public School graduates to attend Michigan public colleges and universities, if they
live in Detroit and register by December 1, 2010.
Latest News for July
Advisory Board updates:
Thanks to the following for agreeing to serve on our Advisory Board:
- Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Education Chair, National Congress of Black Women,
Greater Detroit Chapter
- Alvina M. Gipson, Assistant Director of Admissions, Western Michigan
Austerine Hambrick, former Director, Office of Guidance & Counseling,
Detroit Public Schools
Thanks to the following for writing Letters
of Encouragement for our 9th grade students:
- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm (click here).
- Eli Broad, Founder of KB Home, SunAmerica
and the Broad Foundations (click here).
Click here for information on writing your own letter, and here
to view other letters.
Thanks for supporting
to PWG Charitable Foundation (Park West Foundation), for its generous
donation as part of the Claire Cook Excellence in Leadership Award.
This contribution enabled us to expand our scholarships at Central High School for the Class of 2010. We currently have over 4,000 DPS students who
have applied for our scholarship, so all contributions are important.
If you want to make a contribution of any size, by check or online, visit our
Contribution page by clicking here.
We are pleased to be able to award scholarships to all eligible students in
the class of 2010 from Cass Tech, Central, Pershing and Trombly High Schools (we previously had limited the awards to two students from each school). We
will also be awarding $50 book vouchers to class of 2010 students with FAFSA
grants paying 100% of tuition (previously we did not award them any money).
the blog about our program from our staffer Liz Parker by clicking here.
Links page (click here),
in the Media section, now lists all known blog articles about
us. Let us know of any we are missing.
Events we attended / will be attending
Please join us at the August 12 meeting
of the Detroit Board of Education at 6:00 pm, New Center One Building (3031 West Grand Blvd, Detroit), 1st floor Welcome Center (map). We
will be making a presentation to the Board. If you live in Detroit, this is your board - make sure that Board members know your concerns, since they
work for you!
We will also be attending the Detroit Black Expo at University of Detroit Mercy on July 31.
We have now posted a video from WZZM,
Channel 13 (Grand Rapids , Michigan), click here, which features Dr. Nat Pernick at the
PromiseNet 2010 conference (at 1:06).
We will soon be posting a video from the Awards Ceremony this spring at Osborn Preparatory Academy.
Tell The World!
the word among your friends and colleagues about our program. Click
to get a summary of our program, and cut and paste it into emails,
Facebook, Twitter or other social media.
Important Dates To Remember
have established deadlines of September 15 for the Fall Term and January
15 for the Winter term for receipt of the scholarship acceptance form and
the financial aid letter from college students receiving our
scholarship. We will be unable to make scholarship payments for these
terms for students who don't get us the documents by these dates!