DPS and The Home Depot announce partnership to offer home improvement workshops for DPS parents in the district’s 8 Parent Resource Centers

Workshops to include home repair tips and demonstrations, such as how to repair faucets, how to patch holes, how to lay a laminate floor and more!

Detroit Public Schools and The Home Depot kicked off a partnership on Thursday, March 18 to offer home improvement workshops monthly for DPS parents in the district’s 8 Parent Resource Centers. Dozens of parents have signed up for the four 30-minute workshops, called “Fix It Up Thursdays,” which include demonstrations from Home Depot experts on how to repair faucets, how to patch holes, how to lay a laminate floor and how to install shelving. The Home Depot has been offering how-to workshops at its stores since the company began. The workshops at Detroit International Academy further connect the community together and empower attendees to do-it-themselves and save money in the process.

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.

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