4th Annual Champions of Education

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On October 17th, DPSF held its 4th Annual Champions of Education event sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and Reception sponsor ABC Student Transportation Inc., showcasing the incredible talent of DPSCD students, and honoring community champions, Dr. Herman Gray, President and CEO of United Way for Southeast Michigan and  Ms Myra Anderson, Executive Director of the Sean Anderson Foundation for their tireless … Read More

Student Uniforms Needed

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For many of our students, a uniform can be a significant barrier to attending school regularly.  In order to assist with easing the burden on families, and increasing student attendance, two corporate donors, GDI Integrated Facility Services and Mechanical Design and Installation LLC have donated $10,000 in matching funds towards the purchase of student uniforms. Your donation will go twice … Read More

Program Spotlight

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In October, Ford Motor Company Fund launched the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy. Programs will emphasize education, job training, workforce development, investments focused on the next generation of Detroiters, and serving families on the city’s far east side. This Center provides services to thousands of students and residents in the area with the help of nonprofit … Read More

2017/18 Cycle II Grantees Announced

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The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is a proud partner in providing students across Detroit Public Schools Community District with programs that support and enhance their education. During our Cycle II competitive grants process this fall, DPSF awarded over $70,000 to support programs and services throughout the District, servicing over 1,800 students at 8 schools as well as community partners Rackham … Read More

Renaissance DECA team takes third place at state event

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Renaissance High School’s DECA team secured third place at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 22-27 in Nashville, TN. Juniors Jasmine Jordan, Jordan Robinson and Catera Chambers competed in the “Leadership and Teamwork” state event. Congratulations RHS DECA!

Paul Robeson Boys Varsity Basketball Team receives Spirit of Detroit Award

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Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy varsity boys basketball team, lead by Head Coach Terrell George, received the Spirit of Detroit Award on April 12, 2016, presented by the Detroit City Council. The team received the award for their back-to-back championship wins. Due to handwork, dedication and teamwork, the young men not only won the championship title but also continue to succeed academically. The majority of the team … Read More

Gompers Teacher Arterra Barnes receives NB Certified Teacher Award

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The Michigan National Board Certified Teacher’s Network commends Gompers Elementary-Middle School Teacher Arterra Barnes for receiving the National Board Certified Teacher Award! Barnes is one of the thousands of teachers across the nation that achieved the highest professional credential available to teachers. Barnes was selected for this award due to her dedication to the profession of teaching and commitment to improving … Read More

Maybury Principal Kathleen Keenmon receives Spirit of Detroit Award

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Maybury Principal Kathleen Keenmon received the Spirit of Detroit Award on Tuesday, May 10. Principal Keenmon was honored with the award by Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-López. Good citizenship is a core principle at Detroit Public Schools and something we often like to acknowledge publicly when students are seen demonstrating an act of kindness. Serving as role models to our students, … Read More

Douglass Academy students receive NATAS Award

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Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men students Drake Glover, Kamarr Graves and Deon Butler received the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) High School Award for Excellence on April 30 at Detroit Public Television. The students received the award for the production of the music video titled “Peace”.