December 2010


 This is our monthly email about The Detroit College Promise. We now offer financial incentives in the form of scholarships to all current Detroit Public School students to attend Michigan public colleges and universities. We are happy to announce that we have signed up approximately 14,000 DPS students, including over 4,000 Seniors (we're still counting!).  The deadline of December 1 has passed for high school students, but K-8 students in DPS are welcome to sign up today (visit, then click on Student Login, then New student signup).




We have now posted the names of our 6 scholarship recipients from the Class of 2009 at Cody High School (click here). The names of the scholarship recipients from the Class of 2010 will be posted within a few weeks.


Thanks to Congressman John Conyers, Jr., 14th District and State Representative Deb Kennedy, 23rd District, for endorsing our program.  Other endorsements are listed


old starA Salute to Our Volunteer of the Month

This December we'd like to extend a big "thank you" to Mamie Burton, our Volunteer of the month. Ms. Burton has been helping us enter applications into our database over the past few months. She was interested in volunteering with us because she truly believes The Detroit College Promise is a good program that helps motivate students to plan for college and improve their performance. Ms. Burton has previously volunteered with The Metro Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as at the Nazarene Mission Baptist Church.
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If you are interested in receiving media releases about the "good news" from DPS, please email, and put "send me DPS media releases" in the subject line.


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You GO - GIRL!


Wayne State University's GO-GIRL (Gaining Options - Girls Investigate Real Life)  program, designed to promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related careers and to boost mathematics skills and confidence in seventh-grade girls, is accepting applications for the winter 2011 semester. The 10-week Saturday program, hosted by Wayne State's College of Education will launch January 22, 2011 and culminate with graduation ceremonies in April. GO - GIRL is held on Wayne State's main campus, is free and is open to a limited number of seventh grade female students. The deadline to apply is December 15th. Click here for the application. Click here for more information about this great program. us on Fox 2's Holiday Connection


Fox 2 will be airing a wonderful segment on us over the Holiday. If you get a moment, tune in!

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Day AFTER Christmas Day (12/26) (SUNDAY)


New Year's EVE DAY (12/31) (FRIDAY)


A link to the video is also available




The Rewards are Adding Up!


Thank you to all for participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program.  We received our 2nd Quarter payment, which provides more scholarship money for our students.  If you shop at Kroger and have a rewards card, it is simple to register your card and make your shopping dollars do double duty! Click here for more information on how to sign up!


Are You Doing Your Holiday Shopping on Amazon?

If you plan on shopping online with Amazon, use this link to visit Amazon,, and will contribute 4-5% of your purchases to The Detroit College Promise, without costing you anything!


eperatory theatreSave The Date!

Join Us For An Afternoon Out to Benefit The Detroit College Promise. The Kiwanis No 1 Foundation is holding a theatre fundraiser with proceeds to benefit The Detroit College Promise. The play is called A Lesson Before Dying, and is being shown at the Detroit Repertory Theater on Sunday, February 6th, at 2 PM. We have Gold and Silver Sponsorship levels available for $100 and $50.  The cost of a ticket is $20.00 with all proceeds benefiting us. To purchase tickets, contact Jeanette Harris at 248-752-7147 or



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months ago, we participated in the screening of the movie, Heart of Stone, and heard from its producer Beth Toni Kruvant. This movie was about Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ, once a top school, but now suffering many of the problems of other urban schools. The movie described the efforts of its dynamic principal to turn around the school, and efforts by its alumni association to provide scholarships and other assistance to its students, similar to The Detroit College Promise. For more information about the movie, please visit


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