DPS Open One of Three Parent Resource Centers

Posted April 14, 2010

Detroit Public Schools held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, April 13, at 5 p.m for the district's new Parent Resource Center at Central High School, located at 2425 Tuxedo. Additional Parent Resource Centers, located at Brenda Scott, 18400 Hoover, and Marcus Garvey, 2301 Van Dyke Street, opened on Thursday, April 15. Centers are also slated to open at Priest, Cody and Taft. A seventh Parent Resource Center is located in the DPS Welcome Center, 3031 W. Grand Blvd. The sites will offer coffee talks on parent engagement, expert-led workshops, child care, GED support, job training, support groups, MEAP assistance, uniform and coat drives, book clubs, sessions on Title I programs, college information, health and fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and more. The centers are part of Detroit Public Schools' "Parent and Community Engagement 2.0," a plan that includes increasing parent involvement by opening seven school-based parent resource centers that will provide training and resources to parents of DPS students, helping them be involved in their children's education.

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