Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) along with the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, DTE Energy Foundation, Quicken Loans Community Fund, Skillman Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, General Motors and the Kellogg Foundation addressed a historical digital divide through the Connected Futures Project, by providing students with wireless tablets through a $23 million investment. 

This initiative enabled approximately 51,000 students and families to receive wireless tablets and internet access for in-home use.  These devices included six months of subsidized LTE data, immediately connecting students without wired internet connections at home, and are the property of the student and family.   The first-year deployment of devices to students has concluded, and the initiative is now focusing on implementing a sustainability model to ensure future students have access to true low-cost devices and internet connectivity for long-term success.

For more information, contact Pamela J. Moore, President and CEO of DPS Foundation, at or (313) 873-3348.

Connected Futures Key Donors
(as of 7/29/2020)

Connected Futures Donors
Ally Financial
Amerisure Charitable Foundation
Christian & Liz Jones
Comcast NBC Universal Foundation
Community Foundation of SE Michigan
Deloitte Foundation
Dennis W. Archer Community Development Fund
DFM Solutions
DPS Social Media Campaign Donors
Flagstar Bank
Hatteras Printing
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
Henry & Emily Ford III
John & Nancy Kennedy III
LoPiccolo Bros. Produce
Matthew & Kelly Stafford
McGregor Fund
Meemic Foundation
Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation
Rochelle & Randolph Forester Family Fund
Stefanini Group
The Auto Club Group Foundation
The Detroit Children’s Fund
The Howard & Judith Sims Charitable Fund
The Simoncini Family Fund
The Suburban Collection