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June 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).  



Detroit College Promise Receives Grant From The Gannett Foundation And The Detroit Free Press  


Thanks to the Gannett Foundation and the Detroit Free Press for awarding us a generous grant of $5,000 to fund our scholarships for the 2011-2012 college year. Other donors are listed on our Donors page.


hank youGenerous Contributions Help In Expansion Of Our Program


Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Klarman for another generous contribution. These contributions are particularly important this year, as our program expands to a projected 300-500 scholarship recipients from the class of 2011. We want to give them as much money as possible to reward them for their hard work, to make college more possible, and to inspire the thousands of students in our program to make education a high priority.


ission Fish 


Do You Sell on EBay?  

The Detroit College Promise has teamed up with EBay, so that when you sell an item on EBay, you can designate a percentage of the sales price to support The Detroit College Promise, through their "Mission Fish" program. Here's how it works!





ewspaperArticle Published On Scholarships


The Detroit Free Press published an article about Detroit scholarships, including The Detroit College Promise - link, PDF.  We also have a comprehensive list of Detroit Scholarships listed on our website click here to view them.




Detroit College Promise Featured On WDET

We have now posted the audio for the April 18, 2011 segment about the Detroit College Promise on WDET's Craig Fahle show, link.



pprovalNew Endorsement!


Thanks to Steve Tobocman, former State Representative, 12th District, for endorsing our program. Our endorsements are listed here.


ulerWayne State University Makes Donation To Our Gift Packages


Thanks to Kenneth DeVitto, TRiO Educational Opportunity Center, Wayne State University, for donating bookmark rulers with pop-up tape flags, to give to our graduating seniors attending college next fall, as part of our gift package. To date, 77 students have completed the simple paperwork to receive these gift packages and an invitation to our pizza party, and those that attend Michigan public colleges or universities full time will also receive scholarship dollars. We project that we will provide the gift packages / scholarships to over 300 students this fall.


ccounting Aid Society

2011 Summer Tax Assistance Program


Unlike some tax services that disappear after April, Accounting Aid Society offers year-round tax help. The award-winning nonprofit agency will offer its Summer Tax Assistance Program at five

locations beginning May 2. Appointments can be made now. Services include help for those

who missed the regular tax filing deadline, need help filing prior year tax returns, need to

amend a return, receive an IRS notice, or have other tax -related concerns. The program serves families throughout southeast Michigan with annual household incomes of $50,000 or less, and individuals with annual incomes of $25,000 or less.


Accounting Aid's Neighborhood Tax Centers are located in Ferndale, northeast Detroit, New Center

area, northwest Detroit, and southwest Detroit, and will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through

Wednesday. Evening hours will be available on Tuesdays at the Northend center. Appointments are

preferred and can be made by calling (313) 556-1920 or 1-866-673-0873 toll-free.





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

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