Detroit Education Network

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Last revised 9 May 2012
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The mission of the Detroit Education Network is to promote collaboration between individuals and organizations that are working to strengthen public K-12 education in Detroit. Meetings are held quarterly so members can update each other on current activities. Contact Dr. Pernick with Detroit College Promise (below) for more information.


Arts & Scraps is a Detroit nonprofit that serves 275,000 children annually with 28 tons of affordable recycled industrial materials and programs: think, create, learn. Programs: stuff a bag at the eastside store, curriculum workshops for all ages held at Arts & Scraps or in classrooms/programs, facilitated activities for public/private events and group kits with lesson plans and curriculum connections. Website: Contact: Peg Upmeyer,

Detroit College Promise: The Detroit College Promise is a tax exempt nonprofit formed in March 2008. Our mission is to strengthen DPS and the City of Detroit using a Kalamazoo Promise type program. To date, we have awarded 200 scholarships to graduates of the classes of 2009-2011, and have registered 20,000+ DPS students, now beginning in kindergarten.
Contact: Nat Pernick, M.D., Executive Director, 248/646-3269,

Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy: The Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy (DJCL) is a social justice project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit and is one of 40 affiliates of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Its organizational mission is to increase the community's involvement in the fight against illiteracy by mobilizing volunteer readers, tutors and book drive organizers and matching schools and their students with these volunteers.
Contact: Linda Foster, Literacy Coordinator, Jewish Community Relations Council, 6735 Telegraph Road-Suite 140, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48031, 248/642-2656,

Detroit Public Schools Foundation: The mission of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation is to raise, manage and steward funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools, DPS-authorized charter schools, DPS schools placed in the Education Achievement Aurthority and their respective students.
Contact: Chacona Johnson, President & CEO, 313/873-3348,
Additional contact: Regina Fortushniak, Development Officer,

ECOTEK Lab: The mission of ECOTEK Lab is to develop the next generation of scientists that can take their skills in science and develop solutions to address global problems.
Contact: Keith Young, 313/399-7893,

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