January 2012 


This is our monthly general email about The Detroit College Promise. For the class of 2011, we have 169 graduates who "claimed" their scholarship.  We are awarding them $47,000 in scholarships, and we helped them obtain $1.5 million in total grants for this college year from all sources.


We are encouraging all students in grades K-8 to sign up today by visiting, then click on Student Login, then New Student signup.   



Launch Of The Detroit Education NetworkDescription: eam work

The Detroit College Promise is excited to launch the Detroit Education Network.  Our purpose is to create networking opportunities for those interested in promoting K-12 public education in Detroit.


We plan to hold quarterly lunch meetings for one hour, to briefly provide an opportunity to learn what other organizations are doing.  We will have 3-4 organizations give a 5 minute talk about what they are doing, and what they are looking for in a collaborative partner.  We are emphasizing K-12 education, because good public schools are an important factor when people decide whether to live in a community, and we recognize that having a strong Detroit is important to the future of the region. 


With the talent and commitment of so many in the region, we can once again make Detroit a leader in public education, and an inspiration to other challenged school systems.  If you are an organization, and would like to get involved, call us at 248-646-3269 or email us at  The first meeting is scheduled for January 24 at noon, so please contact us ASAP if you want to attend.  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for April. 


Description: ollege ExpoCollege And Career Expo

The Detroit College Promise and the Michigan Area Health Education Center will be hosting a College and Career Expo March 17, 2012 at Wayne County Community College.  Judge Mathis is tentatively scheduled to speak, and there will be several colleges and universities there to give information to students. There will also be information available on health care and other careers.  This will be a great opportunity for students to get excited and motivated for college and to get exposure to different career opportunities.  More information to follow.


Description: ulerSeeking Items For Senior Gift Packages

We are looking for items to include in our gift packages to seniors. If you or your business / organization have items they would like 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 can pick up these items from you.  We anticipate providing 200-300 gift packages, but if you have fewer items, we can "mix and match", and if you have 1 or more "special" items (iPod, laptop, iPad, etc.) we can distribute them at random to graduates attending our summer DCP scholars reception.


Description: estimonialsDetroit College Promise Testimonials!

"As a student, I hear the word "scholarships" more than any other vocabulary word, but what sets the Detroit College Promise Scholarship apart from the rest is the ambition of the program. The monthly newsletters
have always been informational and optimistic; they keep everyone up to date on the program, telling how many students are enrolled, and they show how the program is growing and will continue to grow. I support this program and its efforts because it is working hard to support students who work hard and deserve to go to college. No matter the cost of tuition in the future, I know The Detroit College Promise Scholarship Program will help DPS students overcome any financial adversity and will help give them the future they deserve.
Thank you so much for pioneering this program, and helping me and so many other students!" -A DPS student.  




Description: etterLetters Of Encouragement  

We are looking for people in the community to write a letter of encouragement to students. It only takes 15 minutes of your time, and may make a difference in someone's life. Click here for instructions.  Copies of your letter will be sent to some of the 4800 DPS 9th grade students who will be awarded scholarship certificates this spring.


Description: College Worth It?

The New York Times recently posted an interesting article, What is College For? Click here to read the article. 



Description: orld sabbath

13th Annual World Sabbath Day Celebration

When: January 29, 2012
Where: Greater New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
586 Owen, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313 871-8025


Please join the Greater New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church for a beautiful coming together of Metro Detroit's diverse community to champion World Peace and the building of respect and understanding. It is a spiritual high that shouldn't be missed. For more information contact or call 248-978-6664




Contact Us:
The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119