Message From Our Board Chair

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Jerome WatsonSecretaryBoard of DirectorsDetroit Public Schools Foundation

Jerome Watson
Chairman
Detroit Public Schools Foundation

[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][x_gap size=”30px”][cs_text text_align=”none”]The New Year is off to a fast start with multiple programs and projects at the DPS Foundation. At the same time, there are many questions and expressed concerns about the future of Detroit Public Schools, and thus a hesitancy on the part of potential donors to support our work. Let me share with you why I think that now is a critical time to give.

Our children need to know that the adults in our community care about their future. No matter your thoughts about the debt, we are still obligated to educate all of our children. Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, customers, colleagues, neighbors, parents, etc. We need them to be prepared to be contributors to our society and good citizens.

The Board of Directors of the Foundation is committed to achieving our mission. We gladly give of our time, talent, and treasure to help ensure that DPS students are offered the best education possible. However, we cannot do it alone. We need your engagement, your voices, and your donations to ensure that the Detroit renaissance is sustained and includes everyone. Please contact us. Let us know what is important to you, and how you wish to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Jerome Watson
Chairman, DPS Foundation Board of Directors[/cs_text][x_button type=”flat” shape=”rounded” size=”regular” block=”false” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”https://detroit-public-schools-foundation.networkforgood.com/projects/25394-monthly-giving-to-support-dps-community-district-students” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”donate-button”]Give Now[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row style=”margin: 40px auto 0px; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” class=”center-text “]What our kids are saying[/x_custom_headline][x_line][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” marginless_columns=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_blockquote cite=”Joshua, 6th Grade” type=”left”]In life, playing academic games is teaching me to think more critically, not to give up after failure and to remember that there are many paths to a solution for any given problem.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_blockquote cite=”Anton, 12th Grade” type=”left”]I was basically a juvenile delinquent headed nowhere in life. Robotics gave me a purpose. My grades improved, my self esteem improved and I gained ambitions.[/x_blockquote][/cs_column][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_blockquote cite=”Jalen, 4th Grade” type=”left”]I like to read and do activities. It’s so fun and cool, so keep it up![/x_blockquote][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_button type=”flat” shape=”square” size=”large” block=”true” circle=”false” icon_only=”false” href=”http://www.dpsfdn.org/funding-priorities/” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”learn-button”]Learn More About Our Funding Areas[/x_button][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]

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