Tiny House Project

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The DPS Foundation is excited to have the opportunity to support the build of a Tiny House by students at the Randolph Career and Technical Center. Tiny houses are an emerging housing option that uses minimal, highly efficient and effective spaces. It offers an opportunity for individuals to think about what is essential in their environment, and what is, in … Read More

Detroit College Promise

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Multiple speakers at the Detroit Policy Conference, sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber, spoke about opportunity, sustainability, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and building for the future. They talked about the stabilization and revitalization of the city. They focused on the need for Detroit residents to be the drivers of shaping the communities where people want to live, work, and play. They also … Read More


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Have you visited our website recently? If not, please do. We have refreshed, revised, and renewed in ways that are intended to be more reflective of your information needs, and our interest in sharing our story with you. We believe that it is easy to navigate, informative, and visually appealing. Please let us know what you think.

March Is Reading Month

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Reading is fundamental. We have all heard the phrase and we all understand it at an unconscious level. However, we do not frequently think about what it means for those who cannot read. We do not often meet people who cannot read. We do not talk about how the lives of non-readers are different than our own. The DPS Office … Read More

Grantee Highlight

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One of the interesting phenomena in the construction trades is the Tiny House movement. Homes of about 400 square feet are designed to meet all of the needs of individuals interested in leading a minimalist lifestyle. One of the recent grants approved by the DPS Foundation is provided to give students at the Randolph Skills Center the opportunity to build … Read More

Dine to Donate

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Thanks to the caring and generosity of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, the students of Detroit Public Schools will benefit from your dining out at the Detroit Applebee’s located at 2111 W. Eight Mile Road. On Saturday, March 5 from 11am to 8pm, 10 percent of all food sales will be donated to support the DPS Reading Corps. Additionally, a special … Read More

Our Important Work Together

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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

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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

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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

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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