I’m very excited to let you know about a positive step in the evolution of our Foundation.  Recently, our Board of Directors decided to expand the mission of our Foundation to include support of current Detroit Public Schools schools, existing and future DPS-chartered schools, and DPS schools that will be operated by the State of Michigan’s Educational Achievement Authority (EAA).

This expansion is consistent with our Foundation’s core values and areas of support.  Even though the DPS of 2012 will look different than the DPS we have come to know over the years, student needs will remain.  We’ll now be able to continue to support programs like Science Fairs, Future City and the All-City High School Band, to name a few, as well as future programs that have yet to be identified.

Importantly, regardless of whether a school is within DPS, is chartered by DPS, or is placed with the EAA, that school will have the Foundation’s support as DPS works to continue to provide quality educational experiences for Detroit students. We will remain flexible in the future, as the DPS continues to change to meet the needs of the City’s students.  We believe this is good news and hope that you do also.

If you have any questions about this, please send me an email: cjohnson@dpsfdn.org.
I’m happy to explain anything you would like to know in more detail.