May 2012


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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Seniors, July 1st Is The Deadline To Turn In All Forms

In order to receive the DCP Scholarship, seniors must send us three forms by July 1, 2012. 

  • A high school transcript (to confirm that they are attending a DPS school)
  • A completed scholarship acceptance form (click here)
  • A financial aid award letter from the college or university they will be attending.

For examples of what award letters look like click here (PDF) or here (PDF). They are also located on our website under the procedure tab, click here.


Description: izza PartyPizza Party Awarded To Two DPS Schools

The Detroit College Promise announced that two Detroit Public Schools, Duke Ellington and MacDowell, have now registered 75% or more of their students for the Detroit College Promise scholarship, and will be awarded a pizza party for all of their students.  The pizza party for Duke Ellington is planned for Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm following their Spring Concert.  The date for MacDowell's celebration is pending. To date, Duke Ellington has registered 100% of its 437 students in grades K-8, and MacDowell has registered 89% of its 393 students. Our goal is to register all DPS K-8 students. Students can sign up online by visiting, 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.  


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YouthBuild Employment And Training Program  


YouthBuild Detroit is a full-time, 10-month educational and training program. You must successfully complete a three-week orientation, "Mental Toughness," before you can be officially enrolled in the program.  A small stipend is paid to students who are accepted into the program. In addition, about half of those enrolled in the YouthBuild Detroit program have an opportunity to serve as AmeriCorps members simultaneously. The hours that members contribute to building housing is counted as community service, which upon completion entitles them to an educational award, which can be used to attend college, university, or other accredited post-secondary education. 


YouthBuild may be the place for you if you: 

- Live in Detroit 

- Are between the ages of 18 and 24 

- Did not complete high school or obtain a GED 

- Have a low income or are unemployed 

- Want to study to successfully complete the GED examination 

- Want to learn about the construction trades 

- Would like to give back to your community by building homes for low-income families


Orientation and entrance TABE (tests of adult basic education) testing for YouthBuild Detroit is held every Monday and Friday at 12:30pm at Young Detroit Builders - Learning Center, 1627 West Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216. Call them at 313-964-2763 for more details.  



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Scholarship Honors WSU Dean While Helping Students Go To College

The 313 Project's Dean Michele R. Miller Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to graduating Detroit High School students up to the amount of $1,000 to pursue higher education or career training. The scholarship is named in honor of Michele R. Miller, who was an inspiration to thousands of students and colleagues. Michele was a graduate of Central High School in Detroit. She taught in Highland Park elementary schools before she continued her education at Wayne State University Law School. Michele later returned to serve as an assistant dean in the Law School for almost twenty-five years - the last ten as Dean of Students. The Dean Michele R. Miller Memorial Scholarship honors Michele's lifelong commitment to learning and education.

The 313 Project encourages students of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and citizenships to apply by clicking here (PDF). The deadline to apply is Friday, June 29, 2012. If you have any questions call (248) 752-7085 or email



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Apply Now For GO-GIRL 2012 Summer Academies

Former GO-GIRLs in grades 7-12 are invited to attend ONE of two summer residential academies. The theme of the academies is "Just Breathe" and will focus on careers related to air quality and related health issues. During each academy, girls will attend an opening dinner reception with parents on Sunday evening. Girls will spend the next 3 days on campus guided by an undergraduate student mentor attending Wayne State University. After the academy girls will stay connected to their mentor coach via social media during the academic year. The academies are offered at no cost to participants. The deadline for applications is May 31st. The academy dates are:

Academy 1: Sunday, June 17th- Wednesday, June 20th
Academy 2: Sunday, August 19th- Wednesday, August 22nd


For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Sally Roberts at 313-577-0917 or



Description: ummer Of InnovationGet Your Application In Now For The Summer Of Innovation!

Summer of Innovation will stimulate 4th through 9th grade students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning by using exciting and rigorous NASA-based instructional resources, experiences and support. Students will attend a two-week camp from 9am until 12:30pm and receive 30 hours of hands-on instruction. This new NASA project is designed to improve the skills and enhance the engagement of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program begins Monday June 18th, and lasts until Friday June 29th. You can fill out an application by clicking here (PDF). If you have any question call Dawnesia Johnson at 313-577-3209. This program is FREE



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Help Your School Reach The Top Of The List In May!  


The race to the top has begun. We want all DPS K-8 students to help move their school to the top of the list in registrations! Our goal is to register all DPS K-8 students.  Students can sign up online by visiting, 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 The totals for schools that have registered at least 25% of its students as of 5/22/2012 are:   




School Name

 # Registered

% Registered

DSA-Duke Ellington



MacDowell Elementary School



Stewart Elementary School



Durfee Elementary School



Carver Elementary School



Maybury Elementary School



Greenfield Union Elementary School



Pulaski Elementary School



Clippert Academy



Bates Academy



Beckham, William J. Academy



Brown, Ronald Academy



Harms Elementary School



Dixon Elementary School



Clemente, Roberto Academy



Garvey Academy



Bagley Elementary School





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Contact Us

The Detroit College Promise

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408

Bingham Farms, MI 48025


Telephone: (248) 646-3269

Fax: (248) 646-3119