25 August 2010

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.

Tell your friends to Enroll in DPS and Get a Scholarship

We issued Press Release #8 about the expansion of our program to all DPS graduates beginning with the class of 2011.  Make sure all your friends, neighbors and relatives in grades 9-12 are registered by December 1, 2010.  For younger students, the deadline is December 1 of their 9th grade year.


Volunteer of the Month

We are proud to announce that Kenneth Watson is our volunteer of the month!  Mr. Watson has been working hard within Central High School to register students for the Detroit College Promise as well as encouraging students to apply for FAFSA to complete the scholarship process.  Mr. Watson began working in education upon graduation from Wayne State University, where he set up a full service off-campus advising, admissions and financial aid site at the Northwest Activities Center.  He also directed a career center for the UAW/Ford Motor Company, as well as directed a program for at-risk students within Detroit.  We thank him for his continued support of our program, Central's students and DPS.


Our program has been endorsed by Robert C. Bobb, Emergency Financial Manager, Detroit Public Schools.

Don't Stop Believing

Thanks to Graphic Resource Group, Inc., which specializes in "out of the box" marketing solutions using the latest in technology, for their very generous contribution, which puts them in the Believers category of Donors.

Thanks also to Garan Lucow Miller P.C., a Detroit law firm, for their generous contribution, which puts them in the Believers category.


2010 Summer Tax Assistance Program Accounting Aid Society

Missed the April 15 Tax Deadline? The Accounting Aid Society's Tax Assistance Program can help you.  Eligibility for the free Tax Assistance Program is based on annual household income.  There are four locations available.  Services include missed deadlines, prior year returns, amended returns, and IRS notices. E-filing and direct deposit are available.  These tax centers are open to anyone in southeast Michigan who meets the eligibility guidelines. All locations are wheelchair accessible. For complete information on the program as well as locations, click here.  It is important to keep your taxes up to date, because this information is needed to complete the FAFSA form.

Shop at Macy's and help The Detroit College Promise!

You can receive a special saving pass which gives up to 25% off* one item at any Macy's store or online on October 16, 2010, just for donating $5.00 or more to The Detroit College Promise.  100% of your donation is used for scholarships for our students.  Of course, your donation is also tax deductible as allowed by law.
Donate now by visiting our Contribute page at http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/dcpcontribute.phpYour savings pass will be mailed to you separately.


Events We Attended

On August 7th we attended the Arise Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. This is an event that is held simultaneously in neighborhoods all over the city.  The goal is to reconnect city residents with each other, learn about community programs and re-embrace the neighborly spirit that many of us grew up with years ago.

We held a pizza party at Gracie See Pizzeria for the students who completed our scholarship application process and are going to college. They each received a gift pack from us. We congratulate them all!

 Pizza Party

Pass it Along!

Spread the word among your friends and colleagues about our program.  Click

here to get a summary of our program, and cut and paste it into emails, Facebook, Twitter or other social media.


Important Dates To Remember


We 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!