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Detroit, MI – April 27, 2011 – The Detroit Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) will join an award winning Future City Competition team of middle school students from Robeson/Malcolm X Academy and other area middle school teams as the Engineering Society of Detroit rolls out the results of the “Future Detroit” competition on May 3rd at Compuware Corporation, 1 Campus Martius, in Detroit. The program begins at 9:00am. Media check in at the ESD desk in the main lobby.

The subject of a recent documentary aired on WTVS CH56, the Paul Robeson/Malcolm X students were provided transportation by DPSF, enabling them to bring 28 students to various Future City Competition events in the area. DPSF, to date, has provided funding to allow 300 Detroit Public Schools students to participate in Future City Competition.

Now in its 19th year, the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is an integrated, multidisciplinary, holistic approach to relevant issues and is a strong example of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) education that addresses national and state academic content standards. The program asks 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from around the nation to team with engineer-volunteer mentors to create — first on computer and then in large, three-dimensional models — their visions of the city of tomorrow. For more details, visit

The mission of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation is to raise, manage and steward funds and other resources to support value added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools and its students. Detroit Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit operating independently of the Detroit Public Schools. Visit