Through your support, the Detroit Public Schools Foundation encourages students to excel throughout the year with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. As we reflect on our work over the past year, we are reaffirmed in our belief that our priorities are the right ones. Early Childhood Education, the Fine and Performing Arts, STEM Education, and Professional Development for teachers have been shown to be critical arenas for support. We are encouraged by reports received from students and grantees of the impact we are making.

Our funding priorities are:

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    Beyond the Classroom

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    Early Childhood Education

    Research consistently shows that students with a quality early childhood education will do better in kindergarten, and consequently, throughout their schooling. Learn More

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    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

    High‐tech jobs are the future of our economy. It is imperative for students to gain hands‐on education to become the work‐force of tomorrow. Learn More

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    Fine and Performing Arts

    An education in the fine and performing arts has been shown to boost academic achievement; assist in the development of workplace skills; promote discipline, collaboration and cooperation; and enhance self‐esteem. Learn More