Detroit Public Schools students to build a house on a school site as a service-learning project; School seeks donations

Contact: Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542 or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401

Detroit Public Schools students to build a house on a school site as a service-learning project; School seeks donations
House will be donated upon completion

Randolph Career Technical Center will begin building a ranch style, three-bedroom home on January 19, and the school is seeking donations for the service- learning project. The home, which will be built on site at Randolph and moved to a permanent location upon completion, will be completed by May 31, 2011 and donated to a third party.

Randolph is receiving a $10,000 service learning mini-grant to begin the project, stemming from a grant the District received from the Michigan Community Service Commission. Donations of equipment, supplies, and cash are being accepted in order to complete the project. The estimated cost of the home is $40,000. The school hopes to have enough support to make the “house build” an annual project.

“The staff and students are excited to begin this academic project that will ultimately improve our community. This school-wide experience brings our curriculum to life by creating this tangible item to which each classroom can contribute,” said Cynthia Hough, Director of Randolph Career Technical Center.

To donate to the project, please contact Angela Hoston-Montgomery at (313)870-3600 or angela.hoston@detroitk12.org

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