PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise


February 2013  


This is our monthly general e-mail about The Detroit College Promise, the mission of which 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 clicking on Student Login, then New Student sign-up. If you and your family are not a part of DPS, now may be the time to reconsider.

A Historic Conversation: Event Wrap-Up

On Tuesday, February 12, The Detroit Historical Society hosted "A Historic Conversation: Re-education of America in the Age of Obama," a dialogue between America's foremost civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and one of America's most respected thought leaders on Jewish life, history, and religion, Rabbi Daniel B. Syme. The event was a success, with proceeds benefiting both The Detroit College Promise and Rainbow Push-Citizen Education Fund. We would like to thank all those who attended and supported the event.

We will be providing more photos and, with luck, a video of the conversation in a future e-mail newsletter.
Appearance on The Brenda Perryman Show

Dr. Nat Pernick, founder and Executive Director of The Detroit College Promise, appeared on The Brenda Perryman Show on January 18, 2013 to discuss his passion for education as well as DCP's history and mission.

To watch a video of the show, visit our YouTube channel here
Feature in The Detroit Jewish News 

The Detroit College Promise was featured in an article published by The Detroit Jewish News earlier this month. Contributing Writer Allan Nahajewski spoke with Dr. Nat Pernick, Executive Directer of DCP, about DCP's mission, vision, and ongoing efforts to motivate Detroit students to actively pursue high education. You can read the full article here.
Congratulations to Hadiya Knight!

Our congratulations go out to Renaissance High School sophomore Hayida Knight, who is being honored Tuesday, February 19th at 10 a.m. at The Detroit City Council Building with "The Spirit of Detroit" award. "The Spirit of Detroit" award is offered to Detroiters who have made remarkable achievements. The presentation of Hayida's award will be aired on Comcast cablevision, with Hayida playing a brief solo on her violin. Hayida is registered for The Detroit College Promise, and played at the DCP Scholars reception last year. 
Thanks to Our Believers!  
We would like to thank our recent Believers, who have made cumulative contributions of $500 or more to The Detroit College Promise. We couldn't do it without you!
The Oncology Nurse Mentorship Program
The Oncology Nurse Mentorship Program, developed by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, offers a competitive annual opportunity for minority youth to participate in a six week introduction to oncology nursing. Sophomores and juniors from Detroit Public Schools and Charter High Schools are invited to apply by submitting an essay and application packet. Six students will be chosen to take part.


Mentees are assigned mentors, participate in job shadowing at the hospital, and are offered presentations by oncology nurses. This is a great opportunity to learn about the history of nursing and to gain basic nursing skills. Each participant receives two uniforms, a bi-weekly stipend (paycheck), and a lunch voucher each day for the cafeteria.

The application deadline is Monday, February 25, 2013. For additional information, access the PDF application.

Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence

(EMBODI) 2013 Program Launch


EMBODI, through the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting an empowerment event ("The Half Time Report") for black male youth ages 13-17 this Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The event is an informal session on "suiting up" for making the right decisions, with guests Terrence Martin (DFT, Assist. Coach, Marygrove College), Pierre Brooks (Educator and Head Basketball Coach of King High School), and Randy Henry (WDIV TV4 [NBC]).


For more information, view the flyer for the event. 


Scholarship Information and Opportunities


Scholarships Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, of California's 40th Congressional district, offers an annual  guide to students which lists resources that may help pay for college. Deadlines for scholarships, internships, fellowships, and so forth are varied. To access the document, click here.

Summer Job Opportunities

2013 Detroit Conservation Leadership Corps (DCLC) Summer Program


Youth Opportunities

  • The Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the Greening of Detroit are looking to hire over 160 students from Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their annual six-week summer youth employment programs.  
  • Those chosen for the program will work in teams on environmental projects throughout Detroit to restore habitats, create trails, and improve neighborhood parks and green spaces.
  • Students must be 15-18 years of age to participate. These are paid positions, with students expected to work 32 hours/week.
  • Online applications will be accepted beginning March 4 at 4 p.m.  For more information, see their flyer here.   
Adult Opportunities
  • SCA, in partnership with the Greening of Detroit and with major underwriting from Johnson Controls, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students with this program.
  • Mentor and coach 10 students, ages 15-18, while completing conservation service projects. 
  • This is a six week employment opportunity for those 21 years old and above.
  • For more information on required qualifications and how to apply, view the SCA's informational flyer.  
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The Detroit College Promise
30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Telephone: (248) 646-3269
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