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January 2013  


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.

The Detroit College Promise Presents: 
Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rabbi Daniel Syme    
February 12, 2013, 6:30 pm - Detroit Historical Museum 
The Detroit College Promise (DCP) in partnership with the Rainbow PUSH & Citizenship Education Fund and the Detroit Historical Museum Black Historic Sites Committee presents a conversation with Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and Rabbi Daniel Syme Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm.


Join Reverend Jackson, a living legend and one of the iconic figures of the Civil Rights movement, and Temple Beth El Rabbi Syme, the first rabbi ever inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College, in a dynamic discussion on changes, challenges and possibilities in our community.
Buy tickets here.

Detroit College Promise on Street Beat

Dr. Nat Pernick, Executive Director, and Ken Cockrell III, WSU sophomore and DCP Scholar, talked with host Ken Bryant of Street Beat about The Detroit College Promise. This aired on WKBD-TV / CW50 Detroit on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 11:00 am.

Annual Drive Contributors

Thank you very much to the following donors for contributing to our annual drive. These contributions, as well as others, fund our scholarships, which motivate Detroit Public School students to be the best they can be.  Thank you!  
Visionary ($10,000 or more, cumulative): 
  - A. Pernick

Believers ($500 or more, cumulative):
  - Eric Arons

  - Elsa and Jack Shartsis
  - Dr. Jeffrey & Susan Klein
  - Peter and Martha Blom 
  - Al-Azhar Pacha 
  - Norm and Paula Pernick 
  - POS Systems Group

Scholarship Workshops
Don't miss the following workshops for important scholarship information!

Workshop: Scholarships and More
Tuesday, January 29, 6 - 9 pm
Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48235

This workshop gives a quick overview of WMU's new student scholarships, Lee Honors College, and an opportunity to pick up the Community Scholarship Initiative Book. There will be on site admissions with a waived application fee for students who bring their official transcript and ACT score. A light dinner will be served. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, January 25 to

Workshop: How to Pay for College: Financial Aid and More
Monday, February 4, 6 - 8 pm
DSTDFI Building, 24760 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219

This workshop for high school juniors, seniors and their parents will explore how to apply for FASFA, State of Michigan assistance, and private bank loans. A light dinner will be served. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 1 to

Teachers Are Key

Tom Watkins, Michigan's former State Superintendent of Schools, wrote a great article about the importance of teachers.  Teachers truly are an impetus for the advancement of this nation.  It is imperative that we esteem and encourage America's educators, as the students they influence today will become the leaders of tomorrow.  Read the article here.
Detroit Public Schools Foundation Presents:
"Come Back Home and Give Back..."
DPS Alumni Day of Service

Detroit Public Schools alumni have a
Come Back and Give Back to DPS!!!
Come Back and Give Back to DPS!!!
tremendous opportunity to give back to Detroit students on Monday, January 21, 2013.  In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, DPS schools request DPS alumni and supporters to volunteer for opportunities spanning from beautification projects to student enrichment programs. 
Free continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Click here to sign up by school or by volunteer needs. Contact Erica Sanders at or
(313) 873 - 8976 with any questions.

Diplomas 2 Degrees - College Day
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11 am - 4 pm
16500 Tireman, Detroit, MI 48228
Diplomas 2 Degrees is offering a great college readiness event with a wide variety of presentations on topics such as FAFSA, college preparation, scholarships, admissions, and resumes.  It is strongly recommended that parents attend with their student and everyone is encouraged to wear a shirt from their favorite college.  There will be food, fun, and a special parent raffle.  You don't want to miss this event!  Call (313) 523 - 4540 with any questions.

  Jump Shot Your Future
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 3 - 7 pm
2661 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216

This special event is for anyone ages 14 - 25 who is now in foster care or was in foster care at age 14 or older.  There will be music and refreshments along with valuable information about how to succeed in college.  View the flyer here and RSVP to

      Scholarship Opportunity

Students ages 14 - 25 who are currently in foster care or were in foster care at age 14 or older have the opportunity to enroll in the Michigan Youth Opportunities Education Success Program.  This is a great chance to receive $5000 each year for college and to get your college tuition savings matched.  Call (800) 521 - 9654 or email for more information.  View the flyer here.

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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