Dear Friends,

Imagine your teenage self looking at 2020 through eyes and ears not fully developed to understand the delicate balance of life’s uncertainties. 

Our young people are watching us… observing our courage, leadership, grief, emotions, telling and reenactments of historic struggles, ability to find hope and demand for change. 
51,000 DPSCD children deserve a chance at have thriving lives including beautiful families, successful careers, healthy outcomes, the ability to explore the unknown and the peace that comes with safety and being loved.

Our children will inherit the fruits of our labor, so we vow to continue tilling the land, sowing the seeds, praying for rain and producing fruit.

Be well and stay inspired,
Pamela J. Moore
President and CEO
The dream of bridging the digital divide through the new Connected Futures initiative is coming to fruition. Connected Futures, the DPSCD plan to provide every DPSCD student with a home internet device, high speed WIFI and 1-year of support, has raised over $19 million so far, but still faces an estimated $3.5 million gap.  

The need for Connected Futures is urgent. DPSCD estimates that 85% of its K-12 students lack an appropriate device and adequate internet to access on-line curriculum materials. Connected Futures will provide our 51,000 students with the kind of online learning experiences that many well-resourced districts are already offering. Families will also have access to resources, programs and services.

When completed, Connected Futures will make Detroit one of the most connected urban cities in the country. Please support this life-changing program.

Anasia Jones is a 2020 graduate of East English Village Preparatory Academy. Jones had an after-school job but still excelled in the classroom earning mostly A’s and B’s. Jones says she met the challenges head on. “The school year had a terrible ending; it was not what any of us expected but I still feel I had a wonderful 4-years.” Jones is excited about her future; she will attend Eastern Michigan University in the fall. “No matter what, I am off to Eastern Michigan. I am taking it all in stride. I believe I will do my best and get my work done,” she said.
Cass Technical High School class of 2020 graduate, Mujahedulislam Khan, has been focused on preparing himself for college for several years. “During my senior year, rather, my entire high school career, I have always strived for greatness. Constantly pushing myself forward past limits and boundaries, I was always that kid who tried his very best,” Khan said. Khan will be attending the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in the fall and he believes his work ethic will help him excel, although he admits he’s nervous.” I am completely anxious. But possessing this mindset I have built from my high school years; I know that I can be great,” he added.

With your help, in August, 24 amazing scholars will receive financial assistance.  
Thank you ITC Holdings for support of the EcoWorks Program within 30 DPSCD schools! During the COVID-19 school closure, the DPSCD-EcoWorks partnership has been providing free healthy home kits to families. Since the partnership’s inception in 2012, EcoWorks has assisted DPSCD in the expansion of the Go Green Challenge and expanded opportunities to reach students, teachers and parents in every DPSCD school.

In 2012, DPSCD established an Office of Energy and Sustainability with the goal of reducing the District’s environmental footprint and utility costs while engaging the broader school community in efforts to go green.

The DPSCD-EcoWorks partnership created the Youth Energy Squad team to co-develop the Go Green Challenge and provide new high quality, place-based learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Additionally, EcoWorks helped develop new project-based curricula, recruited dozens of teachers to serve as green team leaders, organized challenges and events, and leveraged extensive resources to benefit students.

We are teaching our youth the importance of the environment.
Join us as we celebrate our children at our signature event, Champions of Education, honoring our community partner, the Detroit Lions, to be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.  

We are planning a VIP reception to include a representative from the Detroit Lions, sponsors, student performances, a live auction with signed Lions items and game day experiences, and appearances by some notables. The virtual event will be streamed to our audience.

Please see our 2020 Champions of Education Sponsorship Opportunities and for more information visit our website at
Golf lovers unite! Join us for the 1 st  Detroit Public Schools Foundation Golf Outing. This special fundraising event will be held at the Fieldstone Golf Club,  1984 Taylor Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 .   Breakfast and lunch will be served. Shotgun start on Thursday, August 13th at 9:30 am.

Your generous donation allows the Detroit Public Schools Foundation to continue creating and enhancing opportunities for students, families, teachers, and communities especially during this time of crisis!

Premium sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual Golf Ticket Donation - $150 per player/$600 per foursome (18 holes with cart, breakfast, lunch).