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February 2012 


This is our monthly general email about The Detroit College Promise. For the class of 2011, we have 170 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.   



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Working Together To Support Education

We have now had the first meeting of The Detroit Education Network, formed to foster collaboration between organizations supporting public K-12 education in Detroit. We meet quarterly to update each other on current activities. Information on member organizations is at


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Do you like to shop?  Are there things you need, but you hate going to the mall or don't have time? Did you know that you can shop from home and help the Detroit College Promise at the same time? Click on to register your name with Follow the directions and each time you shop, go to and check out the 400+ stores that participate by contributing a percentage of their sales to the Detroit College Promise through

It costs you no additional money and we get a percentage of the purchase price! To learn more about how iGive works click here.


Description: on't Miss ThisCollege 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. Conrad Mallett is scheduled to speak, and Dr. Sealy will be taking part in break-out sessions. There will also be several colleges and universities there to give information to students. Information will be 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.


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Gompers K-8 Elementary and Middle School are in need of volunteers for hall monitoring. A couple of hours (consistently) per week is all that is required. They are looking for someone to help with watching the halls between the changing of classes as well as being on post near the bathrooms to ensure kids aren't loitering in the bathrooms. If you are interested, please email counselor Kenneth Conley at or call his office at 313-494-7495.


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Thanks to Tom Watkins, former Superintendent of Schools, State of Michigan, and David E. Nathan, State Representative, 11th District, for endorsing our program.


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February is financial aid awareness month. A great one stop website to answer all of your financial aid questions is The website offers information on scholarships, loans, and has calculators to help students figure out how much college will cost them.   




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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