Tag Archives: 090

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM

Henry Ford Health System and Children’s Health Fund announce new Mobile Medical Clinic to service Cody & Dixon students

A brand new shiny blue Mobile Medical Clinic opened on the grounds of Dixon Educational Learning Academy on Monday, October 28, 2013 as part of the Children’s Health Project of Detroit. The new Mobile Medical Clinic, affectionately named “Clara,” is the second clinic of its kind to open in the Cody/Rouge area through Henry Ford Health System and the Children’s Health Fund. The first Mobile Medical Clinic brought to the Cody/Rouge community is named “Hank.” Students from Dixon and the Cody High School campus will benefit from the pediatric clinic on wheels that will visit schools and youth centers in the area on a weekly basis. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening with attendees including: Sen.

DPS partners with Detroit Fire Department to board abandoned homes, eliminate blight near school buildings

More than 20 abandoned homes, fire-damaged structures and blighted properties near Dixon Educational Learning Academy and the Cody High School campus were the target of a massive blight elimination effort on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. – Noon. The effort corresponds with enhanced safety measures across Detroit Public Schools, including a program to add hundreds of Citizens Patrol teams to the district’s Safe Routes Program. A new target of 14 key school zones—including the Cody/Rouge area— was announced in early August as part of the district’s five-year Strategic Plan. Saturday’s event was held on the nationally recognized Make a Difference Day. The Detroit Fire Department, Detroit Fireman’s Fund, Skillman Foundation, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance and a host

Carver S.T.E.M. Academy celebrates FUN DAY 2013

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Carver S.T.E.M. Academy celebrated its annual FUN DAY in grand fashion. The SVS Vision Mobile Bus traveled all the way from Florida to service over 100 students from Carver, Gardner and Dixon schools with free eye exams and glasses on-site. Radio Disney personalities surprised the PreK through fifth-grade students with an assembly, music, games and prizes for the day-long event. Students, staff and parents enjoyed face painting, tattoo stations, bouncy houses and plenty of great food for everyone to enjoy. Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy outreach dedicated to getting books into the homes of underrepresented children and families, also traveled from Florida to distribute hundreds of books to Carver students to enjoy during the summer. This event was organized by Carver’s

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions