Students attending Detroit Public Schools deserve to have the same opportunities as everyone else. That’s the general premise behind the Educate! DETROIT Public Schools campaign—a crowdfunding campaign put on by 501(c)(3) non-profit organization The DPS Foundation and supported by Marketing Supply Co. The DPS Foundation’s goal is to create and enhance educational opportunities for students, families, and educators within the Detroit Public Schools district—this crowdfunding campaign is just one of their many initiatives.
As it currently stands, students attending Detroit Public Schools do not have access to the same STEM programs, career development courses, technology, scholarships, and more as other students in the state of Michigan and beyond. The district’s budgetary gaps affect the students’ access to top-of-the-line equipment and technology, fine arts, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Career Pathway programs, field trips, professional development courses, and basic needs such as uniforms and family resources.
This crowdfunding campaign is our attempt to rectify that disparity. All of the donations will be put towards addressing the aforementioned needs in the district, which in turn will benefit the city of Detroit as a whole. We hope that the campaign, paired with a newly-elected school board, experienced superintendent, and the Detroit community at large, will help Detroit Public Schools become a national model for high-performing public districts.
If you agree that Detroit’s revitalization is dependent upon a thriving public schools system, consider donating as little as $5, $10, or $15 to the campaign.
About The DPS Foundation: The DPS Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 entity that raises money to support Detroit Public Schools Community District students. In response to funding requests, we award grants to teachers, schools, and non-profits operating in the schools for programs and materials designed to enhance the students’ educational experiences. Our organization is led by a group of dedicated community leaders who give their time and talent to help ensure that every student has an opportunity to receive a quality education.