• Science, technology, engineering, arts and math — also known as STEAM — are the key to a well-rounded education that lets students explore the world in which they live. Through STEAM, students learn how to become adaptable, critical thinkers and learners — an important skill that they’ll use into their adult lives.

  • Connected Futures

    No child in the district will be without internet thanks to the Connected Futures initiative, which provided 51,000 students with wireless tablets, six months of LTE data/internet and a year of technical support. The $23 million initiative was made possible support from foundations and corporations as well as more than 100 others who are committed to ensure that all students have the resources they need for virtual learning.

  • Launch, Learn, Code

    The Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) at the Fisher Magnet Upper Academy is home to the Launch, Learn, Code program in partnership with the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation. Through the program, funded by Flagstar Foundation and the Junior League of Detroit, young women are introduced to basic computational languages and technical concepts for building a website and creating apps.

  • Book Scholarships

    A three-year investment from Michigan Futures Inc. and the Berman Foundation has given the district a glimpse at how Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine graduates are doing in college. The Book Scholarships provide support to bridge the gap between high school and college, showing where more support is needed. They also have significantly improved alumni tracking.

  • Cooke STEM Academy STEM Lab

    The Provost-Torgow Fund made possible the new state-of-the art STEM lab for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The lab includes high definition technology, engineering resources including STEM Hands-on Kits and Kids Spark, MakerBOT 3D Printers, an engineering curriculum and lab furniture.

    • Grants

    • $2,700
      Cass Technical High School

      Science Department Support

    • $2,500
      Chamber Music Society of Detroit

      Chamber Music Intensive at DSA

    • $90,909
      Cooke STEM Academy

      STEM Lab

    • $5,000
      Detroit Institute of Arts

      83rd Annual DPSCD Student Exhibition

    • $7,627,652
      Detroit Public Schools Community District

      Connected Futures

    • $7,252
      DPSCD – Office of Operations

      EcoWorks Go Green Challenge

    • $3,620
      East English Village Preparatory Academy

      Culture Immersion Program

    • $4,545
      Edward Duke Ellington Conservatory of Music & Art at Beckham Academy

      Charlie Beckham Story

    • $4,650
      Living Arts Detroit

      Drama Integration for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students& Caregivers at Schulze Academy for Technology & Arts

    • $5,000
      Michigan State University Extension Community Music School

      Music Program Support to 8 DPSCD Schools

    • $3,000
      Rackham Choir

      “Too Hot to Handel” Student Day