Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

A well-rounded quality education stimulates curiosity and enables students to make informed decisions that will impact the world and the way in which they live. Students who are motivated and competent in bringing forth solutions learned through opportunities to think creatively, have increased success, graduation rates, and employment opportunities.


  • Detroit School of Arts | $170

    Transportation for DSA’s Male Vision Ensemble to perform at AAA Michigan’s event.

  • Emerson Elementary-Middle School | $400

    STEM Field Trip to Legoland for 36 pre-k students.

  • Detroit Institute of Arts | $1,000

    Open House “30 Americans Exhibition” to provide educators with peer discussion opportunities and to preview the special exhibits prior to their school field trips.

  • Detroit Public Schools | $1,656

    Sponsorship of 2 students to attend the Science and Engineer Fair.

  • Rackham Symphony Choir | $1,700

    Transportation for 341 students to attend the annual “Too Hot to Handel” students day performance.

  • Chrysler Elementary/Middle School | $1,856

    Program equipment and 22 starter kits for Chess Club.

  • Bennett Elementary | $2,000

    Baile Folklorico Program, educating children about Mexican Culture and Dance.

  • Mackenzie Elementary/Middle School| $2,426

    Purchase of advance technology equipment.

  • Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit | $2,500

    Admission fees for 800 student and 88 chaperones, for 12 DPS schools, to see matinée performances at the Detroit Music Hall and the Detroit Film Theatre.

  • Chrysler Elementary/Middle School | $2,500

    Chess Team’s travel to the 2016 National Junior High Chess Tournament in Indianapolis, IN.

  • Davison Elementary/Middle School | $2,835

    Support for Davison’s student techies “Techno Dragons” who are charged with school computer repairs.

  • Living Arts Detroit | $3,000

    Arts-infused teaching artist residency at Clippert Academy through the Living Arts’ in-school program.

  • Detroit Institute of the Arts | $5,000

    Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

  • Detroit Jazz Festival | $5,000

    Music Technology Lab for Jazz Infusion program at one DPS school.

  • Matrix Theatre Company | $5,000

    Thriving Detroit: Crossing Boundaries Project at Cody, DIT and Neinas Elementary schools program for an inclusive arts in education class.

  • Michigan Opera Theatre | $5,000

    Ballet master class for DPS students taught by artists and dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem/American Ballet Theatre. Students also attended the Sleeping Beauty performance.

  • SPHINX Organization, Inc. | $5,000

    Overture and Musical Encounters programs at DPS Partner schools.

  • VSA Michigan | $5,500

    10 week Artists-in-Residence program at Keidan Special Education Center and Jerry L. White Special Education Center.

  • Detroit Children’s Choir | $6,000

    In-school choir program for one DPS school.

  • Avanti Summer Music Festival | $6,500

    A week-long music workshop for students ages 13-18. Coached by musicians from Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

  • Detroit Public Schools | $11,000

    B.E.S.T. Go-Green teacher awards to support a wide range of classroom projects related to sustainable energy, learning experiences and materials.

  • Detroit School of Arts | $14,569

    DSA’s Male Vision Ensemble travel to South Africa to perform in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto and Cape Town.

  • Cass Technical High School | $18,000

    Support for Fine and Performing Arts program.

  • Moses Field Elementary/Middle School | $27,750*

    Purchase of user-friendly technology (iPads) for moderate to severely cognitively impaired students.

  • DPS Fine & Performing Arts Dept.| $65,000

    130 students from the All City High School Marching Band, from five DPS high schools, to participate in band practice, transportation, equipment and uniform repair, and equipment repair and purchases.

*Multi-year grant