DPS to open Parent Resource Center in Southwest Detroit

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542; steven.wasko@detroitk12.org
or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401; jennifer.mrozowski@detroitk12.org

Detroit Public Schools on Wednesday will open its eighth Parent Resource Center, which will be located at Phoenix Academy and will offer training and workshops daily for parents.

Where and When:
2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 8
Phoenix Academy 7735 Lane Street
Tours and resources will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 4 p.m. A raffle will be at 4:30 p.m.

There will be light refreshments and free activities for children. Participants
include: All Saints Neighborhood Center, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Think Detroit PAL, Clark Park Coalition, Congress of Communities of Southwest Detroit Neighborhoods, Southwest Solutions, COMPAS, Esperanza, Southwest Detroit Business Association and Spectrum Child and Family Services.

About the initiative:
The new Parent Resource Center at Phoenix is part of DPS’ “Parent and Community Engagement 2.0” initiative, a broad strategy to dramatically increase parent involvement. The plan included opening parent resource centers, holding ongoing training camps that focus on parenting and job skills, and more.

The resource centers are comfortable spaces for parents and guardians to meet and are geographically placed across the city. The Parent Resource Centers have offered hundreds of workshops, including coffee talks on parent engagement, expert-led workshops, childcare, GED support, job training, support groups, MEAP support, “Grade Level Content Expectations” workshops, computer training, mobile dentist visits, sessions on Title I programs, talks on “Saving Your Child’s Education” and more.

For more information and to see a calendar of events for the centers, go to http://detroitk12.org/admin/communications/parent_and_community_engagement/engagement2.0/

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