PathologyOutlines / Detroit College Promise

October 2013


This is our monthly email providing important information for Detroit Public School students, parents, teachers and staff, and others interested in preparing Detroit students for college. We have combined our general and student newsletters into one monthly newsletter. Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.      



DCP News

(1) For members of the classes of 2009-2016 - please send updates directly by email to, instead of trying to update your profile online.

(2) Thanks to Peter and Martha Blom, two of our "Believers" for their very generous contribution in the form of shares of stock. It is very easy to donate stock to The Detroit College Promise - your broker can do it automatically. Contact Dr. Pernick at 248/646-3269 for details.


(3) We have sent out most of the checks to the colleges and universities for the students who claimed their scholarship for this academic year. The award is always sent directly to the institution after we have completed our verification process. For more information and to see whether your college or university has been sent the check for the scholarship yet, visit the DCP Status page.   


Attention 9th Grade Students!

School is back in session and it is time to register for the Detroit College Promise scholarship, if you haven't already done so. Remember, the only other  requirements for the Detroit College Promise Scholarship are that you live in Detroit grades 9-12, attend a DPS high school grades 9-12 and submit the necessary documents by the deadline.

Registration is quick, easy and can be done online at or by clicking here. The Class of 2013 scholarship recipients were awarded between $150 - $600 to attend a Michigan public college or university.  We hope to increase the awards each year.

The deadline to register for 9th graders (members of the class of 2017) is December 1, 2013.  Students can register beginning in kindergarten.  Those in grades 10 or higher can sign up for our newsletter to learn about other scholarships.

Kales ACT Preparatory Institute

The KALES ACT Preparatory Institute is a free program offered by the Honors College at Wayne State University for high school students that reside or attend school in Detroit. The program is designed to strengthen skills in all areas covered by the ACT - math, science, reading, writing, and critical thinking. These classes can be taken in summer or winter and provide individualized instruction and small support groups to enhance learning and success. Students should sign up to participate in this program in the Winter semester of 11th grade. Click here for more information on the program and how to apply

What is 2-1-1?

-It is an information and referral service that connects people to available resources within their communities. It is an "easy access" tool for reliable information.
-Dial "2-1-1" and speak to a live operator 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

-2-1-1 has updated information on over 12,000 programs and services. Callers can receive information about help with getting food, paying rent, housing, child care, free low-cost clinics, prescription assistance and much more.

-2-1-1 Community Care Advocates are trained to help callers prioritize needs and navigate through the complex web of health and human service agencies.

-United Way for Southeastern Michigan services Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, and Lapeer counties.  
-Click here for more information.  

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital hosts 
a Rally to Say No to Soda Pop and Fried Food
in November and December

When: Thursday, Oct 31 at 1 p.m.
Where: DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Ground Floor Auditorium
(6071 W. Outer Drive, Detroit)
Why: Soda pop is the no. 1 source of added sugar and extra calories in the American diet.  Fried food is very high in fat and calories, and robs food of its nutrients.

Please R.S.V.P to Katrina McCree at (313) 966-5318 or  






Contact Us:


The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025



Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119