Detroit Public Schools Community District Invites all Alumni to Come Home

DETROIT— April 10, 2023 – Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is pleased to announce the dates of the 2nd Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Weekend Gala, May 18 –20, 2023. This year the event was renamed after the late Tyrone E. Winfrey, Sr. who stewarded the inaugural “Come Home” celebration last year. The 2023 honorees will include Tony Award Winner, Marilyn McCormick; Author/Musician/Poet, Jessica Caremoore and Founder and CEO of Fighting the Good Fight, Daryl Woods, Jr. The event will be hosted by WXYZ Anchor and event Co-Chair, Carolyn Clifford. The Huntington National Bank and 98 Forward are significant sponsors of the event.

“Detroit Public Schools has a rich legacy that we are intentionally attempting to celebrate and connect it to our current and future students,” said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, DPSCD. “And of course, we want to continue the legacy of the late Tyrone E. Winfrey, Sr. whose life’s work exemplifies servant leadership at the highest level considering the impact that he has had on Detroit and the school district.”

The “Come Home” weekend is filled with events and activities to engage and connect DPS and DPSCD Alumni to current students and families, while benefiting the Office of Fine and Performing Arts. The weekend of events will culminate with the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, a Grammy’s style, signature black-tie event Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at Huntington Place.

Weekend Events include:

  • An Evening of Fine Arts at the Fox Theatre (May 18 from 7-9 p.m.) see link for additional sponsors and release (Free but RSVP through Eventbrite is encouraged)
  • Alumni School Visits (May 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) Free event
  • Alumni “Meet & Greet” Reception at the Motown Museum (May 19) tickets can be purchased at
  • The Come Home Alumni Hall of Fame Gala (May 20) tickets can be purchased at

The gala will honor the accomplishments of several DPS and DPSCD Alumni as well as highlight the programs and initiatives benefiting current DPSCD students.                                                                          

“DPS, and now DPSCD, have graduated a multitude of students, including myself and my children – that have become local, statewide, regional, national and global leaders,” said Board Chair Angelique Peterson-Mayberry. “The Come Home Alumni event will be an unprecedented opportunity to salute our alumni who have attained success and to also showcase what the District is doing to support our current DPSCD students and future leaders of tomorrow.”

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About DPSCD:
Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is Michigan’s largest public education system. It is governed by a locally elected, seven-member School Board with Dr. Nikolai Vitti serving as Superintendent. The District’s mission is to provide every student with a high-quality education to prepare every student for college and/or a career by honing their unique talents and interests as students. The District has more than 100 schools and educates 48,000 children. For more information, visit and follow @detroitk12 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.