More than two dozen Ministers’ Wives sign a first-ever pledge Saturday to support DPS schools on the First Day of Teaching and Learning and invest in long-term partnerships with schools

As an example of the growing depth of support for Detroit Public Schools’ Enrollment/Successful Opening of Schools Campaign, more than two dozen ministers’ wives and widows signed a large poster-size first-ever public pledge to be present on opening day of school and invest in long term partnerships with local schools. The pledge was signed following a brunch on Saturday, August 11 at Detroit International Academy, DPS’ and Michigan’s only all-girls public K-12 school.

The historic pledge was the first public kickoff of Detroit Public Schools’ month-long enrollment/school readiness campaign, which includes hundreds of school-based events showcasing programs and community partners, an intensive neighborhood by neighborhood grassroots campaign, a week packed with popular citywide events including the annual Woodward Ave. Back-to-School parade, and brand new partnerships with faith-based organizations. The campaign lasts now through the first day of Teaching and Learning, September 4.

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