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September 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.     


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For the 2011-12 college year, the Detroit College Promise (DCP) had 159 graduates "claim" a scholarship.  These 159 students are set to receive $45,000 from us for the 2011-12 college year (sent directly to their colleges/universities), and an incredible $1.4 million in grants from all sources.   Below are the top schools that these students will be attending: 


University name    # of students    DCP awards    Total grants  









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The top 5 DPS high schools whose students received the Detroit College Promise Scholarship were:

School                         Students

Cass Tech

42 students


27 students


14 students


11 students


10 students

We hope to give out more money to more students next year! 




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DPS Students in grades K-9: Register for the Detroit College Promise by clicking on Student Login at This should be done by December 1st of your 9th grade year. Please complete this form even if you are not sure whether you will be using our scholarship or not - it only takes a few minutes!


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Updates To Our Application!

We have posted versions of the Scholarship Application and Register Now forms in Spanish and Arabic on our Links page under Flyers.




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New Education Lab Opens In Detroit


Southwest  Solutions has opened its new Adult Learning Lab in southwest Detroit. The lab helps adults improve their literacy, math and computer skills so they can be better qualified for employment. These services are free for eligible participants. The lab is one of ten new Adult Learning Labs in the city, but is the only one in southwest Detroit, located at 4214 Vernor, across from Clark Park.


The lab offers:

  • GED preparation
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) for students testing below 9th grade in reading and/or math
  • Educational support for those entering college who need remedial help
  • One-on-one tutoring for math, reading and writing
  • Academic and career counseling
  • Workplace skills preparation
  • Referrals to Wraparound services
  • Financial literacy monthly workshops
  • Instruction and resources for Detroit GreenWorks Solutions trainees

These services are free for eligible participants. Clients must be at least 19 years old, low-income and unemployed or underemployed. Eligible adults do not need to reside in Detroit to enroll in the lab. To learn more about the Adult Learning Lab, please email  Tim McGory or call him at 313-451-8056. _   




TDChe Youth Development Commission provides resources and support to promote, enhance and expand programs that will lead to the positive development of children in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and Pontiac.  Their Activity/Program Directory was created to raise awareness on the availability of affordable, healthy activities for youth in communities located in Detroit and its surrounding areas. Click here for the 2011 directory.   


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The Detroit Urban League has a College Club and College Resource Library available for students to participate in.  The program involves youth in a leadership development process to help prepare them for college and offers access to a comprehensive selection of related information and resources. Financial assistance is offered through various scholarships, grants and financial incentives. For more information, call Ms. Richmond at 313/832-4600.


Location: Family and Community Development Center, 15770 James Couzens, Detroit





Math is not everyone's favorite subject . For many kids, seeing a concept in class, or practicing it a few times at their desk, does not help when they are doing their homework. It may take seeing a concept a few different ways, and trying it a few times to have the concept fully register. offers free online videos of the major math concepts in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, algebra II, precalculus and calculus, available anytime. So for kids and parents who need a quick review on "what is a variable," help is available even late at night. They even have videos on Science concepts, English, and Test Prep!   




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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