May 2011


This is our monthly general email about The Detroit College Promise. We offer financial incentives in the form of scholarships to all current Detroit Public School students to attend Michigan public colleges and universities. For the 2010-2011 college year (we were at only 6 high schools), we issued 33 scholarships. For the students who completed our paperwork, the average amount received for grants was $9,965 for those attending a university and $5,050 for those attending a community college; 64% had grants that paid 100% of their tuition.  We encourage K-8 students in DPS to sign up today (visit, then click on Student Login, then New student signup).  



Scholarship Award Recipients Announced 


We issued a media release listing the names of the 33 students who received scholarship awards in the 2010-2011 college academic year, click here for more details.



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Thanks For Backing Us Up!


Thanks to State Senator Steve Bieda (9th District) for endorsing our program. Our endorsement

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Charter One Bank Makes Generous Donation To Our Senior Gift Packages

We'd like to thank LaVenia Vann, Branch Sales Manager, Michigan Central Office of Charter One, for donating mouse pads, notepads and key chains to give to our graduating seniors attending college next fall, as part of our gift package.

Remember, your business can help too! We are always looking for items to include in our gift packs to seniors. If you know of anyone that has extra items they'd be willing to donate, please contact us. Items include T-shirts or other clothing, gift cards, office supplies, electronics, or anything useful to new college students. We would be able to arrange a time to pick up any items that you have.


he bestA Big Thank You To Our Volunteer Of The Month

Thanks to Caryl Pevos, our Volunteer Of The Month for May 2011!  Caryl has been generously donating her time to us, helping with data entry, mailings, and other office work.  We truly thank her for her dedication to our mission!


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Volunteers Needed To Help With Community Event


On Saturday, May 21, 2011, we are seeking volunteers who want to man a booth and represent The Detroit College Promise. The event is being presented by the Community Resource Forum, "Bringing Resources To Your Community, You Have Questions...We Have Answers. " The event will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the Considine Little Rock Family Life Center, located at 8904 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, next to the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.  


The event is meant to provide the residents of the Central Woodward Neighborhoods and the City of Highland Park, available resources from various non-profits, for profit companies, the City of Detroit, Wayne County and the state of Michigan, that they would not otherwise be available. If you are able to help, please call us at 248-646-3269, and let us know what hours you would be able to attend. 



Remember To Re-Enroll Your Shopper's Card!



Remember, if you have been using your Kroger Rewards Card to support The Detroit College Promise you must re-enroll!  It is easy to re-enroll, just click here.  Once you have logged in, simply click on the "Community Rewards" tab.  Type in "Detroit College Promise, it will then allow you to select our organization.  If you have never registered your Kroger Card, click here for directions on how to make your shopping dollars work for a good cause.  Feel free to contact Allison at with any questions.  We appreciate the time you take to do this, as it is helping us pay for more scholarships!  




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Contact Us:

The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119