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August 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-9 students in DPS to sign up today by visiting www.DetroitCollegePromise.org, then click on Student Login, then New Student sign-up.  If you are not part of DPS, now is the time to reconsider. 



 2012 Scholars Reception

The 2012 Detroit College Promise Scholars Reception was held July 23rd at Renaissance High School. If you did not attend, we did have several media outlets cover the event.

* Media release, 23 July 2012, link
* TV-Cable broadcast, Rev. Jim Holley, 18 July 2012, link
* TV20 broadcast, 23 July 2012, link, article
* WEXL - John Telford, 22 July 2012, audio-mp3, audio-m4a
* Michigan Chronicle-Front Page Detroit, 23 July 2012, link #1, #2  
Detroit Free Press Release- 23, July 2012 

 You can view all of the pictures from the event on our Facebook page, click here


Thank You

We would like to thank all of those who volunteered with us at the Arise Detroit Back To School Rally on August 4, 2012. We enjoyed connecting with people in the community, and spreading GOOD news about our schools!


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We attended the Detroit Police 2nd Precinct Re-dedication event. We were able to spread the word about our program and meet with people in the community.




hop For a CauseMacy's Shop For A Cause Is Back!

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.  


Career Training Program

Arise Detroit, along with The Heart of Jesus Community Development Center, is holding a janitorial career-training program. This program is perfect for people who are seeking new career goals, have lapses in employment, have a lack of verifiable work history or have no work history. The program lasts 2 months and includes 1 month of classroom training, 1 month of on the job training, job readiness and resume development, and certification in a janitorial career training program. They will be holding orientations each Tuesday in August. Spaces are expected to fill up fast so call soon to reserve your seat. There is a $50 registration fee. For more information call 586-222-1995.


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Several Michigan-based organizations and businesses are coming together to establish a 100% worker-owned sewing cooperative in the city of Detroit. The cooperative will serve apparel brands (local, regional, and national), event planners, designers, retailers and local communities by completing high-quality sewing contracts in a timely manner. This project is intended to serve as a job creator in a local community, as well as to be a catalyst for a dynamic new entrepreneurial garment industry in Detroit.


If you think you would like to get involved as a worker-owner in a sewing cooperative, fill out the workers survey by clicking here (PDF) and send it to 8300 Longworth, Detroit, MI 48209. For details, email mstermer@unidetroit.org.


etroit Public SchoolsSay "I'm In" To Win!


Detroit Public Schools students can win prizes by creating videos for YouTube detailing why they are "in" to the district. The contest is part of the district's enrollment drive and school readiness campaign.

Three winners will be selected. The deadline for all entries is 5 p.m. on Aug. 20. The 30-second to 90-second original "I'm In" videos have to be produced by students, uploaded to YouTube with a link posted on Twitter under the hashtag: #ImInDPSVideo. Students must follow Detroit Public Schools on Twitter at http://twitter.com/detroitk12. The first-place winner will receive a set of Beats by Dr. Dre Studio High-Definition Headphones. A $50 iTunes gift card will be awarded to the second-place finisher, while the third-place winner will get a $25 AMC Movie Theater gift card. For more details, contact the DPS Office of Communications at 313-873-4542, or click here





Great Resources For Parents


Did you know that DPS has parent resource centers? There are eight parent resource centers. Click here for locations and hours. They are equipped with multiple computers, phones, sofas, small libraries, play areas for children, academic tool kits and more. They offer expert-led workshops, child care, GED support, job training, support groups, MEAP assistance, book clubs, sessions on Title I programs, college information, coffee talks on parent engagement and other offerings. The centers are designed to involve and empower parents to help children reach academic success and serve as a hub for training and resources. Click here for more information on parent engagement.  




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The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Website: www.DetroitCollegePromise.org
Telephone: (248) 646-3269
Fax: (248) 646-3119
Email: DetroitCollegePromise@gmail.com