July 2011


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.  Please forward this email to your friends and social networks.     


Museum Adventure PassA Summer Adventure Awaits You!

Free passes to over 26 metro area museums will be available for check-out at Main Library and every branch library in Detroit thanks to the Museum Adventure Pass. DPL customers in good standing will be able to check-out a free admission pass, good for 7 days that will admit either 2 or 4 people depending on the museum. Participating museums include the Detroit Children’s Museum, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Artists Market, the Great Lakes Dossin Museum, Cranbrook Museums of Science and many more. The Michigan adventure Pass is a partnership between public libraries and museums in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Livingston, St. Clair and Macomb counties. Ask your library for details.  For more information on the Detroit Adventure Pass click


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Join Us For Arise Detroit's Neighborhoods Day! 


ARISE Detroit! invites all Detroiters (inside and outside the city) to participate in the 5th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, Saturday August 6, 2011. Neighborhoods Day is unique because it is not an event held in just one place, like many downtown celebrations. Instead, it is held simultaneously; in neighborhoods all over the city on the same day. This day showcases what hundreds of community groups, block clubs, churches and businesses are doing to create a better community. The goal is to reconnect city residents with each other, learn about community programs and re-embrace the neighborly spirit that many of us grew up with years ago.  


The Detroit College Promise will have a booth at the Belmont Shopping Center at Imperial Market (in the rear)/ Butler Park at 8mile/Dequindre.  The Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ (R.O.S.) will be holding their annual Back to School Rally. They will give away backpacks and school supplies (first 1,000 registered parents & youth), food, entertainment, and free comprehensive health screenings from the Detroit Medical Center will also be offered.  For more information contact Mrs. Shirley Burch at 313-350-9622. If you'd like to volunteer at our booth, please email amarrs@live.com.    



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Are You Looking For Fun Summer Activities ...for free? Look No Further!


The Detroit Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program is here!  The program involves all branch locations, along with Main Library, and serves as a valuable resource to promote reading and enhance your educational future. Participants engage in a variety of programs to enhance their knowledge base and increase their reading levels in the critical summer months.  So don't delay, register today for one of two levels of reading and activity programs offered to children and teens.

For more information on the Summer Reading program, please call 313-481-136




hearWe Want To Hear From You!

If you support The Detroit College Promise, tell us why!  If you have a story about how it has helped you or someone you know, that's even better!  We will post some of the correspondence in our next newsletter and in our literature (with or without your name, your choice), and send the writer of our favorite letter, as judged by our staff, a $25 CVS gift card. Email your stories to amarrs@live.com.  






Registrations are up

Summer Registrations Are Coming In 

With summer in full swing, we want to see what school will get the most registrations in. Our goal is to register all DPS K-9 students Students can sign up online by visiting www.DetroitCollegePromise.org, then click on Student Login in the upper right hand corner, then click on New Student Signup towards the bottom, then fill in the form, then click Save.  Students can also complete our one page application at http://www.detroitcollegepromise.com/scholarshipapplication.pdf.  If you don't have an email address, simply enter "none." You can create a user ID by using your first and last name.  



We have now signed up over 4600 K-8 students.  The totals for schools that have registered at least 50 students as of 7/27/2011 are:


Durfee Elementary School



DSA-Duke Ellington


Earhart Middle School


Pulaski Elementary School


King, John R. Academic & Performing Arts Academy


Dixon Elementary School


Carver Elementary School


White Elementary School


Greenfield Union Elementary School


Bates Academy


Garvey Academy


MacDowell Elementary School


Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Middle School


Foreign Language Immersion


Beckham, William J. Academy


Schulze Elementary School


Maybury Elementary School


Dossin Elementary School


Ludington Magnet Middle School


Sampson Academy




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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

Email: DetroitCollegePromise@gmail.com