DPSCD announces Family Hubs in Detroit
DETROIT – Dec. 13, 2018 – Today, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced its launch of centralized Family Hubs to serve as community centers for DPSCD students and parents, and will offer members access to homework help tools, parent resources, certification classes and family-friendly events.
“As we rebuild our district, we must provide our families with the resources and information to better serve and advocate for our children,” said DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. “The Family Hubs will concentrate on education resources at our adult education centers for the community. This allows us to maximize two buildings, but more importantly develop stronger relationships with our families, parents and students.”
Classes range from health and wellness, to financial planning, to preparing students for college, as well as family planning and assistance at no cost to DPSCD students and their parents. DPSCD partners will lead classes such as GED practice test workshops, and certification courses. In addition, Parent Academy workshops will be hosted at the hubs. DPSCD partners will be providing everything from food and clothing donation support to employment workshops. This is part of the District’s Commitment to Transform Culture by engaging parents and the greater community to champion every child and unlock students’ full potential through wrap-around services.
DPSCD Family Hubs partners:
- Accounting Aids Society
- Black Mothers Breast Feeding
- Detroit Health Department
- Detroit Land Bank
- Detroit Parent Network
- Detroit Training Center
- Doors of Success
- Dress for Success
- Focus Hope
- Forgotten Harvest
- Western Michigan University
The Family Hubs will be located in the District’s Adult Education Center East and Adult Education Center West buildings (13840 Lappin St and 16164 Asbury Park in Detroit, respectively) and will begin offering family-friendly classes on January 8, 2019. The Family and Community Hubs will be open Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Those interested in the Family Hubs can find an updated schedule on the Family and Community Engagement website. The Family Hubs will offer flexible times for families and students based on their schedules and location. For more information about DPSCD Family Hubs, and to register for classes, visit detroitk12.org.
About Detroit Public Schools Community District
Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is the Michigan’s largest public education system located in Detroit. It is governed by a locally-elected, seven-member board with Dr. Nikolai Vitti serving as superintendent. The District’s goal is to provide every student with a beneficial and rightful educational experience, preparing students to be career and college ready, and qualified to compete in the global market. The District has 106 schools and educates 50,000 children.