June 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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Last Chance To Get Your Paperwork In


 Seniors, in order to receive the DCP Scholarship, you must send us three forms by July 1, 2012. If you are unable to send us the forms by July 1st, you must send us an email ( ) asking for an extension. The request for an extension must be received by July 1, 2012.  

What we need from you:

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

The deadline to send in your final documents for the Detroit Housing Commission Scholarship is also July 1, 2012. Click here for the scholarship acceptance form. The amount of the scholarship will be announced in July 2012. Students can get both the Detroit College Promise and the Detroit Housing Commission scholarships, if eligible, but they must register separately and complete paperwork for each scholarship.


Celebrating 100% Enrollment

The Detroit College Promise threw a pizza party for the students at Duke Ellington on May 30th. With the help of Principal Yolanda Herbert and counselor Joe Rogers, we were able to get 100% of Duke Ellington students enrolled in our scholarship program, which prompted the pizza party. During the spring concert, students showcased their various talents to parents, faculty and classmates. After the concert, students and guests were welcomed into the cafeteria to enjoy pizza and pop served by DCP staff & volunteers. When it got busy, Principal Herbert and a few teachers joined in and helped us serve the students and guests. We want to congratulate Duke Ellington Students for making a first step to college and wish them a happy and safe summer break!!   

 More pics on our Facebook page!


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Join Us For the 30th Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day


Join the Detroit College Promise at the 30th Annual Metro Detroit Youth Day. We will be there signing kids up for our scholarship. The event takes place on July 11, 2012 on the athletic fields of Belle Isle. Children between the ages of 8 and 15 are invited to participate. The event will feature sports clinics, games, contests, on-stage entertainment, as well as various celebrities and sports stars. A free lunch will be provided.


Children must register in order to participate. Registration forms can be found by clicking here, or can be obtained by calling the Michigan Food and Beverage Association office at 586-393-880. Please note that no children under 8 can participate. 




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Help Your School Reach The Top Of The List Over The Summer Break! 


With summer upon us the race is on 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, 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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Scholarship Opportunity 


The Pearls of Promise Foundation in Detroit is awarding scholarships in the amount of $1000 to deserving graduating seniors for 2012.  


The selection method is based on full evaluation of the academic standing of the recipient. Each applicant must submit:

1. A completed application

2. Three (3) letters of recommendation

3. Proof of ACT and/or SAT results
4. A 1,000 to 1,500 word essay.

5. A copy of their official high school transcript


To be considered for a 2012 award, a completed application packet click here (PDF) must be submitted by the postmarked deadline of July 16, 2012 to:  


Pearls of Promise Foundation, Inc. Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 28156
Detroit, MI 48228


For more information call 248-821-6997.  



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The Midnight Golf Program is a 30- week empowerment and mentoring experience that teaches life skills including financial literacy, college preparation, community activism, as well as learning how to play golf.  


Midnight Golf Program Overview

  • Meets twice weekly - Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Marygrove College in Detroit.
  • Life Skills are taught by business, human service and education professionals.
  • Golf is taught by PGA of America professionals.
  • Adults from all walks of life, generations and experience, volunteer their time to serve as mentors for the participants.
  • 616 past participants were admitted or graduated from 84 different colleges and universities.

The enrollment period for the 2012-2013 program year is underway. Applicants will be invited to an orientation and interviewed as part of the enrollment process in September. Complete the application
 here (PDF) and mail, fax or scan and email to




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Summer Programs For Kids


CultureEd is a program of the cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan. It connects educators and families to hundreds of educational programs in the region. It is designed to serve educators looking for field trips or professional development; parents desiring a great family experience and arts programs; and community groups seeking unique experiences.  With summer upon us, we encourage you to check out many of the summer programs that are available throughout the area. Click

here to view a list of all of the summer programs!




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FREE Summer Meals

Children and teens ages 18 and younger can come to a summer meals site and get a FREE summer meal. Call 2-1-1 or Text FoodMI to 877-877 to find a summer meals site near you.




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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