Drew Transition Center to hold Open House Tuesday

The Charles R. Drew Transition Center will hold an Open House Tuesday, December 13, 2011 to showcase the $5.2 million renovation of the center that allows DPS to adequately serve the nearly 500 students who previously attended Detroit Transition Center East and Detroit Transition Center West.

Students who attend Drew Transition Center are ages 20-26 and are visually impaired, hearing impaired, moderately and severely cognitively impaired, physically impaired, otherwise health impaired, and autistic. They learn independent living and employability skills in real-life environments, both within the school site and out in the community.

The Charles Drew First Independent Bank will be open, as well as the Charles Drew grill. Light refreshments will be served.

Where and when:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 13

Charles R. Drew Transition Center

9600 Wyoming Street, Detroit

The renovated school combines the best programs of DTC East and DTC West in a bright, well-equipped facility that features a Main Street retail promenade that includes a new wheelchair-accessible theater, laundry facility, beauty salon, retail clothing store, convenience store, gym and post office. Life-sized images of real banks and post offices and even the new Drew Store, along with benches and trees, add realism to the facades along Main Street. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the staff as they show off their vocational classes.

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