Links of Interest / Miscellaneous
Last revised 5 August 2014

Click here for information about our Scholarship recipients for college years beginning 2009 to 2014.

Letter of encouragement to 9th grade students
Background and instructions - link, samples

Brochure
Brochure - color, black & white

Corporate documents
Documents from State of Michigan website - link
IRS tax exempt letter - link
Form 990's (also available from The Foundation Center) - Year ending: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Detroit Public Schools website
link

Flyers
Contribution form: individual - link
Contribution form: businesses - link
Flyer: Enroll in DPS, Get a Scholarship - link
Flyer: Fact Sheet (one page) - link

How can I help support The Detroit College Promise?
List of suggestions - link
List of suggestions for elected officials, VIPs - link
Volunteer application - link

Kalamazoo Promise
Research studies ("working papers" from Western Michigan University) - link
MLive.com, "As state population growth slows, The Promise helps Kalamazoo pick up speed", 9 Feb 2011, link
USA Today, "Pittsburgh mentors, money fuel education", 6 Jan 2011, link
Wall Street Journal, "Kalamazoo's lesson: Educate and they will come", 28 July 2008, link

Media
Blogs (search for "promise"):
  • 16 Apr 2013 by Nat Pernick, MD at Detroit Public Schools Foundation - link
  • 8 Sep 2010 by Frank Nemecek at Warrendale (Detroit) - link
  • 7 Jul 2010 by Liz Parker at Free is My Life - link
  • 26 Feb 2010 by Michael Happy at Going Home - link
  • 16 Jul 2009 by Frank Nemecek at Warrendale (Detroit) - link
Cable Shows:
  • January 2011: Bloomfield Township County Corner with Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson - guests Dr. Nat Pernick and Johnathon Matthews (Principal, Cody APL High School) - link
CBS Detroit:
  • November 2012: Detroit Offers Promise Scholarships, link, PDF
Channel 2: see Fox 2
Channel 4: see Local 4
Channel 20:
  • July 2012: Annual reception, YouTube
Crain's Detroit Business:
  • 19 May 2010 article about 2100+ students having registered - link, PDF
  • 18 Mar 2010 article about our Letters of Encouragement - link, PDF
  • 9 Nov 2009 article about our Annual Drive - link, PDF
  • 17 Aug 2009 article about program changes - link, PDF
  • 11 May 2009 brief about expansion to Frederick Douglass school - link, PDF
  • 7 Dec 2008 article about fiduciary - link, PDF
  • 18 Aug 2008 article about the start of the program - link, PDF
Detroit Free Press:
  • 24 October 2011 Op-Ed by Dr. Pernick - link, PDF
  • 22 August 2011 Article about our program - PDF
  • 19 May 2011 Article about Detroit scholarships - PDF
  • 26 March 2011 Letter to the Editor about converting DPS schools to charter schools - PDF
  • 20 May 2010 article about our participation in the Pershing career day - link (expired)
  • 19 Aug 2008 online article only about the start of the program - link, PDF
  • 15 Jul 2008 Letter to the Editor about the program - link, PDF
Detroit Jewish News:
  • 7 Mar 2013 article about Historic Conversation and program's vision - PDF
  • 13 Dec 2012 article about program's vision - PDF
  • 2 Dec 2009 article about program - PDF
  • 26 Sep 2008 article about founder and program - PDF
Detroit News:
  • 11 October 2011 article about registering 9th grade students - PDF
  • 13 September 2011 opinion article by Laura Berman - PDF
  • 6 Nov 2010 article about our program - PDF
  • 6 Oct 2010 article about expansion of our program - PDF
  • 12 Feb 2010 letter to the editor from our Executive Director - PDF
  • 19 Aug 2008 article about the start of the program - link, PDF
Detroit Public Schools related:
  • 5 Dec 2008 article in AAA Schoolhouse about the start of scholarship program at Cody High School (page 2), PDF
Fox 2 News:
  • 25 Nov 2010 segment about our program - link
  • 25 Nov 2010 Holiday Connection Wish List (link, see document page 6, PDF page 12)
  • 19 Aug 2008 segment about the start of the program - link no longer valid
La Prensa:
  • 7 Jan 2011 article about our high school registration (pages 4-5) - link
  • 28 Nov 2008 article about the start of scholarship program at Cody High School - link
Local 4 (WDIV) news:
  • 5 Oct 2010 segment about expansion of our program PDF
Michigan Radio:
  • 11 Sep 2011 segment about our program - text, PDF
  • 17 Oct 2010 segment about the expansion of our program - audio
ModelD
  • 11 Jan 2011 article about our program - link
Podcasts
  • 2 October 2012 - Butch on Sports, link expired
Tell Us Detroit:
  • 18 Feb 2013: Article about conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rabbi Daniel Syme - link or PDF
  • 11 Nov 2011: Article about registering for scholarships - link
WADL-TV 38:
  • 7 December 2011 appearance on Steve Hood's "Detroit Wants 2 Know" - link
WDET Radio:
  • 18 April 2011 segment on Craig Fahle show - link
  • 21 Aug 2008 segment - link
WDRJ Radio:
  • 18 June 2013 segment on "Let's Talk", hosted by Valerie Parker - link
WDTW Radio:
  • 1 November 2011 segment on Tony Truipiano show - link (loads slowly)
WJR Radio:
  • April/May 2010: Breaking the Cycle spots features our Letters of Encouragement campaign - link
WMUK Radio-Kalamazoo:
  • 19 Aug 2008 segment about the start of the program - link
WWJ Newsradio 950:
  • 22 November 2011: Interview with Greg Bowman - link, PDF
  • Aug 2010 segment on "Making the Grade" with Greg Bowman about our Enroll in DPS - Get a Scholarship campaign - link
  • Dec 2009 segment on "Making the Grade" with Greg Bowman about the expansion of our program - link
  • Jun 2009 segment on "Making the Grade" with Greg Bowman - interview with Cody graduate Destin'e Clark - link
  • Dec 2008 segment on "Making the Grade" with Greg Bowman about the start of scholarship program at Cody High School - link (expired)
WYCD:
  • 2 Aug 2009 interview by Alisa Zee - link
WZZM:
  • Jun 2010 interview at PromiseNet conference - link

News releases from The Detroit College Promise
  • 30 Jul 2013: The Detroit College Promise Awards Scholarships to 77 Detroit Public School Students - link
  • 9 Jul 2013: Detroit City Council Honors Detroit College Promise Scholars with Spirit of Detroit Award - link
  • 16 Nov 2011: DPS 9th grade students have only two weeks remaining to register for the Detroit College Promise scholarship - link
  • 10 Oct 2011: The Detroit College Promise is registering ninth grade students in the Detroit Public Schools - link
  • 28 July 2011: The Detroit College Promise is hosting a reception for its 115 recipients for the 2011-2012 college year - link
  • 9 June 2011: The Detroit College Promise receives a $5,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation and the Detroit Free Press - link
  • 8 May 2011: Announcement of 33 scholarship recipients for 2010-2011 - link
  • 15 Nov 2010: 10,000 students now registered - link
  • 16 Aug 2010: announcing Enroll in DPS - Get a Scholarship campaign - link
  • 24 May 2010: announcing registration of over 2300 students - link
  • 18 Mar 2010: announcing our Letter of Encouragement campaign - link
  • 10 Nov 2009: announcing our Annual Drive - link
  • 20 Apr 2009: announcing expansion of program to Frederick Douglass - link
  • 19 Jan 2009: announcing 113 scholarship applicants from Cody High School - link
  • 1 Dec 2008: regarding start of scholarship program at Cody High School - link
  • 19 Aug 2008: announcing the start of our fundraising efforts - here

Newsletters
Arise Detroit: Genevieve Clark, (313) 921-1955, gclark@arisedetroit.org, www.arisedetroit.org
Cody/Rouge: Kenyetta M. Peoples, (313) 213-1346, kpeoples@ncdinet.org
Detroit Public Schools: email steven.wasko@detroitk12.org
PromiseUpdates: information on various programs, Promiseupdates@gmail.com

Other
March 2009 - Why I am hopeful about Detroit, by Luther Keith, Arise Detroit

Parents - items of interest
Suggestions for parents, by The Detroit College Promise
100 Ways to help your child and school succeed, by PTA, link expired
Why Parents Matter?, by Robert Bobb
The Importance of a Homework Schedule, by Nicholas Aggor
How About Better Parents?, by Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times (19 November 2011)

Scholarship documents
Acceptance form - link

Testimonials
General - link
Osborn College Preparatory Academy (June 2010) - link
Endorsements - link

Videos
Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh talks about The Detroit College Promise (May/June 2010), link
University of Detroit student video produced for class assignment, link