October 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, then click on Student Login, then New Student sign-up.  If you are not part of DPS, now is the time to reconsider. 



Information For Parents Who Want To Know The Status Of Their Child's Scholarship Payment

Please click on the Status link in the lower right corner of our Home Page (or click here) to check the status of payments for The Detroit College Promise or The Detroit Housing Commission Scholarships. State colleges and universities know which students were awarded scholarships, but we cannot send them a check until their drop/add deadline has passed, and the college or university has verified that each student is full time (12 credits or more). More details are on the Status page.


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We have updated our Scholarship Recipients page (click here), which lists the name, high school and college of all DCP scholars from 2009 to date.


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Youth Leadership Summit On Race

New Detroit, in partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will host a free Youth Leadership Summit on Race for racially diverse high school students in Grades 9-12 on October 27, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This year's theme will focus on racial bullying. This highly popular one-day event is limited to 250 students and provides an opportunity for student leaders to network with other high school students throughout Southeastern Michigan. Registration is free however you must complete an on-line application in advance in order to attend (click here for the application.) The summit will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Kochoff Hall, 4901 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI 48128. Contact Angela Richardson at or call her at 313-664-2047 with any questions you may have.




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Detroit College Promise In The Community  


  • Dr. Pernick was on the Butch On Sports radio podcast talking about the Detroit College Promise. Click here to listen to the podcast!
  • Dr. Pernick attended the Rainbow Push and Real Times Media Automotive Career Day at Cass Tech on October 2, 2012. The event was geared to High School Seniors and College students in the Detroit area. The focus was on careers that may not be visible but are there. The career day featured over a dozen panelists working in various areas including advertising, design, public relations and finance. Many of the members of the panel shared stories of overcoming challenges. Dr. Pernick was able to speak to the students about our program, and encourage them to sign up!
  • On October 3, 2012 Dr. Pernick attended the 13th Annual Global Automotive and Energy Summit at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. More than 250 automotive executives, entrepreneurs, automotive suppliers, community leaders, and others, met to discuss methods to strengthen and create opportunities in the automotive and energy industries for people of color. 



Help Us Welcome Our New Advisory Board Member


Thanks to SherAaron Hurt, Regional Admissions Manager, Michigan Technological University, for agreeing to serve on our advisory board.


Let's Celebrate Our Teachers

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post wrote a provocative column, "Standing up for teachers", click here or here for the PDF.


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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