June 2012 


This is our monthly general email about The Detroit College Promise, whose mission is to motivate Detroit students to make education a priority.  We encourage all K-8 students in DPS to sign up today by visiting, then click on Student Login, then New Student sign-up.  If you are not part of DPS, now is the time to reconsider.  We are ramping up our fundraising efforts, and hope to award scholarships of up to $2,500 per year for 4 years ($10,000 total) to DPS students in the class of 2016 and beyond.  Let's all work together to strengthen every DPS school and make DPS the top US urban school district!  



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We need 25 New Donations!

We have received a challenge grant of $10,000 if we can raise $20,000 between now and July 15, 2012.

Please donate $25 or more to help us provide much needed financial support to Detroit students.  With your help, we will be able to provide a larger award for the class of 2012.  Our mission is to inspire and support students from kindergarten to college, and your generosity will make a big difference.  Remember, 100% of your donation goes to our scholarships.

Please click here to show Detroit students that you believe in them!




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Shop for a Cause is back! Make a minimum $5 donation (click here to contribute) and get a Shopping Pass* for exclusive savings in every Macy's store on Saturday, August 25, and we keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, you can enter to win a $500 Macy's Gift Card. *some exclusions apply to coupon.  Your savings pass will be mailed to you separately.


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Thank You For Your Contributions!

Thanks to the following donors for their generous contributions that will help us fund scholarships for our class of 2012:

Ann Alpern, M.D.
Anonymous (various donors)
Ben N. Teitel Philanthropic Fund (Barbara & Jerry Cook)
Regina Brodersen
Robert & Bess Cook Foundation (For Cass Tech. graduates)
IHC, Inc. (additional contribution)
Gerald K. Evelyn, in memory of Irving Petross
Mary Nels-Frumkin and Jeff Frumkin
Carol and Richard Johnston
David and Barbara Lucas
Mark / Lis Family Fund
McConnell Communications
Thomas Montgomery
Dr. Michael J. and Mary K. Naber
Al-Azhar Pacha, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Pacha
Elsa and Jack Shartsis (additional contribution)
Robin H. Sowell (in memory of Myzell Sowell)
Larry and Susann Spilkin
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Seniors, The Deadline To Turn In Your Forms Is Around The Corner

Seniors, in order to receive the DCP Scholarship, you must send us three forms by July 1, 2012. If you are unable to send us the forms by July 1st, you must send us an email ( ) asking for an extension. The request for an extension must be received by July 1, 2012.  

What we need from you:

  • A high school transcript (to confirm that you are attending a DPS school)
  • A completed scholarship acceptance form (click here)
  • A financial aid award letter from the college or university you will be attending.


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What's Going On Around Town

Greg Bowman of WWJ / CBS radio did an interview with Dr. Pernick about our pizza parties for Duke Ellington, Macdowell and other schools. Click here
(MP3) to hear the interview. 

Listen to Dr. Pernick's interview on Dr. John Telford's radio show from March 25 on WEXL 1340, by clicking here. (WAV file)



Pizza Party Awarded To Duke Ellington Students


The Detroit College Promise threw a pizza party for the students at Duke Ellington on May 30th. With the help of Principal Yolanda Herbert and counselor Joe Rogers, we were able to get 100% of Duke Ellington students enrolled in our scholarship program, which prompted the pizza party. During the spring concert, students showcased their various talents to parents, faculty and classmates. After the concert, students and guests were welcomed into the cafeteria to enjoy pizza and pop served by DCP staff & volunteers. When it got busy, Principal Herbert and a few teachers joined in and helped us serve the students and guests. We want to congratulate Duke Ellington Students for making a first step to college and wish them a happy and safe summer break!! 
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You can view more pictures by visiting our Facebook page.  


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Your Grocery Dollars Add Up!


We received our 4th quarter check from the Kroger Community Rewards program - thanks to all of those who have signed up. If you aren't signed up yet it's easy! Just click here. We truly appreciate the time you take to do this, as it is helping us pay for more scholarships!    



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University of Michigan College of Engineering Computer Science Summer Camp  

The U of M College of Engineering's Computer Science Summer Camps will expose rising 11th and 12th grade students to the wonder and awe of computer science (CS). The program's curriculum focuses on exploring CS in the context of real world problems and applications through challenging, hands-on learning experiences in areas such as mobile application development, platform game development, and music-centric applications of CS.

For 2012, day camps are offered in three locations:

University of Michigan Detroit Center, Detroit - July 16-20

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids - July 30-Aug. 3 
Kalamazoo (Location to be announced) - Aug. 6-10


Camps will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided each day.

No previous computer programming or software experience is necessary to apply or participate. Space in each session is limited. Students will be admitted to the session of their choice on the basis of their completed applications. If a student is admitted to a camp, the student will be notified via email.

Admitted applicants will need to submit a $50 registration fee to hold their place at a camp. There are no additional costs for admitted applicants. All equipment and materials for the camp will be provided. 

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (734) 647-7118. Registration should be done as soon as possible. The deadline was June 7th, however, they are still accepting applications as of now. 


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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