DPS to pound the pavement, work the alleys and streets to boost enrollment: District will partner with unions and community groups to recruit students

The Detroit Public Schools is taking the fight to keep our children and bring them back to our neighborhood schools to the streets.

DPS is teaming up with community organizations, parent groups and its unions in an aggressive effort to recruit and retain students.

In addition to radio, television and print advertising, this year’s enrollment campaign will rely heavily on the help of volunteers to get the word out at the grassroots level. The District is working with unions and community groups to recruit thousands of volunteers to knock on doors, work most summer neighborhood and citywide events, leaflet the community, and recruit children.

For the first time in years, the District will also have a speakers’ bureau, which will be made up of employees, parents and other supporters of the District. They will fan out through the city to help tell the story of the District’s schools at churches, block clubs, homeowners associations, senior citizen complexes, community and civic groups.

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