Detroit Public Schools Foundation’s First Annual Appeal Invites Community to Join in Support of DPS Students

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For Immediate Release Contact: Regina Fortushniak 313.873.3414 Detroit Public Schools Foundation With $2.2M in recent corporate and philanthropic gifts that include a personal donation from GM CEO Dan Akerson, the Detroit Public Schools Foundation now reaches out to the metro Detroit community for support of DPS students and K-12 programs. Detroit (December 6, 2010) – Chacona Johnson had a clear … Read More

Chacona Johnson Speaks Out

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2010-11-23 Written by Bankole Thompson A cross section of leaders in education and business converged last week at the Detroit Seafood Market to raise money — $60,000 to be exact — for the Detroit Public School Foundation scholarship program named after Chronicle publisher Sam Logan. The event was part of an effort that began at the birthday celebration of Logan … Read More

Bricks from razed Detroit Public Schools to be preserved

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2010-07-22 CECIL ANGEL Bricks from the old Cass Tech, Finney, Mackenzie, Mumford and Chadsey high schools — all slated for demolition — will be preserved and restored for sale to the public to raise money for the Public Schools Foundation, Detroit Public Schools officials said Thursday. “We think this is an important program to honor the legacy and history of … Read More

Detroit high school band directors marching kids to brighter futures

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2010-06-01 Dennis Archambault They have graduated professional musicians over the years, but Detroit’s high school marching band leaders say what they do is not about creating career musicians. Band is more about creating disciplined students with an appreciation for music. It’s about giving them skills they can use in their careers. “Band promotes success, discipline, and principles that allow you … Read More

Detroit Public Schools Foundation gets $1.5M donation for early childhood education

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2010-05-27 By PEGGY WALSH-SARNECKI The Detroit Public Schools Foundation received a $1.5-million donation today from the PNC Foundation to be used for early childhood education. DPS will use the money for professional development for preschool teachers in the areas of arts and sciences. It also will fund hands-on experiences for preschoolers, including field trips and family days at the Detroit … Read More

PNC Grow Up Great and Detroit Public Schools Announce First-ever Summer School Programs in Science and the Arts for Pre-K Students

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2010-05-27 (PRWEB) PNC Foundation investment leverages resources of Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Detroit Science Center and Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on behalf of underserved children (PRWEB) May 27, 2010 — The PNC Foundation today announced a $2.1 million investment with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, the Detroit Science Center and the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts … Read More

The DPS Foundation is accepting online donations for the DPS All-City High School Marching Band and Reading Corps

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2010-02-12 Steven Wasko/Jennifer Mrozowski, Detroit Public Schools The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is now accepting online donations for the DPS All-City High School Marching Band and the DPS Reading Corps, an initiative to tutor children in reading and help reach DPS’ goal to have every third-grader read at grade level or above by 2015. The Foundation has already received several … Read More