Initiatives and School Support

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District believes that actively engaged parents and community are critical components to improving student achievement. The Office of Family and Community Engagement offers a variety of programs and support for parents, families, and communites to increase involvement, support professional development and create spaces for priceless family time. 

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    Alumni Association - Alumni are one of Detroit Public Schools Community District's greatest resources. The Alumni Association is an opportunity for graduates of DPSCD to give back to their school, stay connected with their peers and former teachers, and so much more.
    For questions or more information, contact Joi Mausi at (313) 873-7490.

    Eureka Math for Families - Eureka Math for Families is a virtual series designed to assist parents with learning key strategies and concepts of Eureka Math that will make it easier to help their children at home.  Thirty minute virtual sessions will be led by a Master Teacher.

    Faith-Based Council - The Faith-Based Council meets bi-monthly to provide updates on their school partnerships, receive updates on the school district, and exchange school support best practices.
    For questions or more information, contact David Wilson at (313) 651-3789.

    Kindergarten Boot Camp - Kindergarten Boot Camp is a (5) week parent and child summer camp designed to prepare your student for Kindergarten in the Fall. Parent and child will receive a camp t-shirt, back pack and supplies upon program completion - in addition to free field trips. For questions or more information, contact Joi Mausi at 313-873-7490 , joi,mausi@detroitk12.org, or 313-873-7490. 

  • Faith-Based Partnerships - "Educating Detroit's Students includes urging the entire community to fill the gaps that our children face" - Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District. Faith-based partners will be matched with one of our schools and encouraged to: organize volunteers and mentors; share district information and updates; encourage enrollment; assist with beautification projects; develop school-based pantries; and/or lead clothing and toy drives. 
    For questions or more information, contact David Wilson at (313) 651-3789.

    Parent AcademyThe goal of Parent Academy is to provide parents with the tools and skills to build the capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially, and emotionally. All classes are free and offered in convenient locations to meet parents where they are. The Parent Academy focuses on three key pillars: Student Achievement, Personal and Professional Development, and Parenting/Advocacy. 
    For questions or more information, contact Joi Mausi at (313) 873-7490.

    Parent Academy Mobile - The Parent Academy mobile is a vehicle designated to bring the resources and tools offered through the Parent Academy to your event. 
    For questions or more information, contact Destinee Williams  at (313) 866-5636.

    Parent Teacher Home Visit Project (PTHVP) - The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project (PTHVP) has proven to increase attendance; increase academic performance; and increase positive behavior in school. Participate today to build stronger communication with your student's teacher.
    For questions or more information, contact Angel Fox at (313) 873-7490.

    School Advisory Councils (SAC) - The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a 19-person decision-making body at the school level that is comprised of school leadership, school staff, parents, students, and community members that work to bring to life the school improvement plan.  
    For questions or more information, contact David Wilson at (313) 722-6605.