Chinese New Year

Glenda PriceNews

Yesterday February 8, 2016 ethnic Chinese around the globe celebrated the beginning of the new year. The lunar calendar notes 2016 as the Year of the Monkey. Monkey years are generally positive and people are optimistic. Monkeys are problem solvers, creative, innovative, nimble, and playful. This is a year for forging partnerships, literary pursuits, artistic ventures, and responding to change. … Read More

Our Important Work Together

Glenda PriceNews, Newsletters

The New Year is off to a fast start with multiple programs and projects at the DPS Foundation. At the same time, there are many questions and expressed concerns about the future of Detroit Public Schools, and thus a hesitancy on the part of potential donors to support our work. Let me share with you why I think that now … Read More

Cycle III Grant Awards

Glenda PriceNews, Newsletters

The DPS Foundation is pleased to announce awards to the following applicants for Cycle III grants. These awards are made with our priorities in mind of early childhood education, STEM programs, the Fine and Performing Arts, and experiences beyond the classroom. Unfortunately other worthwhile request were not able to receive support due to the limitation of available funds. Arts and … Read More

Welcome Angelizmar

Glenda PriceNews, Newsletters

The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is pleased to welcome our second intern this year from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.  Angelizmar Rodriquez is a native Detroiter with an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree from the University of Michigan, who is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. She joins the Foundation to assist in the … Read More

Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020

Raj SandhuNews, Newsletters

At its meeting on January 21, the DPS Foundation Board of Directors adopted new goals for the period 2016 – 2020. The goals included in the updated Strategic Plan represent continuity and forward movement. The expectation is that these goals will enhance our ability to achieve the mission and vision of the Foundation. VISION Every DPS student will receive the … Read More

DPS Foundation receives $3,500 grant from Delta Dental Foundation to support career exploration in dental fields

Yesenia Roman-MurphyNews, Press Releases

DPSF Receives Grant from Delta Dental Foundation

Detroit, Mich. –The DPS Foundation is pleased to announce a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation in the amount of $3,500 to support career exploration in dental fields. These funds will be awarded to Ben Carson School of Science and Medicine, and Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy to offer opportunities for selected students to be introduced, in a hands-on way, … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Raj SandhuNews, Newsletters

In gratitude for our many friends and colleagues, the DPS Foundation wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. Please mark your calendar for December 1st to remember to make your donation on #GivingTuesday. Glenda Price President

DPS Foundation Goes Green

Yesenia Roman-MurphyNews

Congratulations to the teachers who were awarded the 2015 Go Green Challenge grant. Each teacher received a $500.00 mini-grant to implement and expand energy efficiency or environmental projects within their classrooms or schools.  The winning twenty teachers were recognized during an awards ceremony held at the Michigan Outdoor Nature Center on November 4, 2015. Special thanks to our partner the … Read More