Relocated neighborhood Parent Resource Center gets a centrally located Woodward Ave. address
Detroit Public Schools today will celebrate the Grand Opening of a new Parent Resource Center at Detroit International Academy, 9026 Woodward. The Parent Resource Center also will be one of the designated free shuttle bus stops on Saturday, March 31 for the DPS All-Schools Open House event.
The new Parent Resource Center replaces the Center phased out as part of DPS’ recent office space consolidations at the New Center complex, and moves the services to a new neighborhood location conveniently located along Detroit’s major bus route and within the unique school which houses Michigan’s only public K-12 all-girls academy.
When and Where
Tuesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; Raffles and Refreshments throughout the event
Detroit International Academy (DIA) 9026 Woodward Ave.
Tuesday’s Demos and Resources:
- Access to computers and resources
- Increasing your employment skills
- Homework help
- Parent Support Groups
- Help with raising teens
- How to stretch your dollars!
- How to raise a reader
- Health and Fitness Classes
- Better foods, better grades
- List of summer programs
- Getting your child into college
- Volunteer opportunities
- Cheer team
- Vex Robotics and Lego League
- And much more!
About DPS Parent and Community Engagement:
DPS believes that having actively engaged parents is critical to improving student achievement. Our Parent and Community Engagement initiatives, which are geared to helping us increase parent involvement, include training camps that focus on parenting, fun and engaging workshops and much more. Detroit Public Schools, through a performance-driven partnership with Detroit Parent Network, also operates eight parent resource centers that are comfortable spaces for parents and guardians to meet. The centers, which are geographically placed across the city, provide training and resources to parents of DPS students, helping them be involved in their children’s education. This Title I initiative was developed with input from parents and guardians, community leaders and the Detroit Parent Network. It is funded, in part, with a three-year $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.