DPS to hold premiere screening of NBC’s "School Pride" episode featuring CMA; Proceeds to benefit DPS Foundation, CMA

Detroit Public Schools will debut the episode of the new NBC reality show “School Pride” that features Communication and Media Arts High School at a special advance screening at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 3.

The school received a top-to-bottom makeover August 1-7 as part of “School Pride,” from executive producers Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Denise Cramsey (“Extreme Makeover Home Edition”). The screening will provide the public’s first chance to see the completed episode, which is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Friday November 5. The show will premiere with an episode filmed in Compton, California, at 8 p.m. Friday October 15.

Proceeds from the event, to be held in the Ford Theatre at Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden, will benefit Communication and Media Arts High School and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting Detroit students. Their mission is to raise, manage and steward funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools and its students.

Admission will be $5 for DPS students, $10 for general admission and $50 for a special VIP reception that will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.Tix4cause.com or at Communication and Media Arts High School, 14471 Mansfield.

For more information on the DPS Foundation, visit www.detroitpsfoundation.org. To learn more about the event, visit www.detroitk12.org/schoolpride.

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