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A Path from Access to Success

A Path from Access to Success

May 1, 2019

A Path from Access to Success Interim Findings from the Detroit Promise Path Evaluation 04/2019 | Alyssa Ratledge, Rebekah O’Donoghue, Dan Cullinan, Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija Postsecondary education is widely seen as a necessity in the modern economy, yet among low- and middle-income families, college enrollment rates are dismayingly low — and graduation rates are even lower….

Promise programs do better with support services

Promise programs do better with support services

May 1, 2019

Promise programs do better with support services By Ellie Ashford April 24, 2019    Print Promise programs are more effective when community college students are given targeted support services, according to two new studies by MDRC. One study evaluated the Detroit Promise Path program, which provides extra support to students participating in the Detroit Promise, and…

Alma College to Join Detroit Promise Program

Alma College to Join Detroit Promise Program

September 26, 2018

Alma College to Join Detroit Promise Program Posted on September 18, 2018 by Monica Levitan Alma College has announced it will partner with the Detroit Promise program, an initiative which provides full-tuition scholarships to qualified Detroit students graduating from any high school in the City of Detroit. This partnership marks the 19th four-year institution and…

Detroit Promise Connects More than 600 Students with Tuition- Free College for 2018 School Year

Detroit Promise Connects More than 600 Students with Tuition- Free College for 2018 School Year

September 5, 2018

Detroit Promise Provides More Than 600 Students with Tuition-Free College for 2018 School Year Posted on August 30, 2018 By: Michael Lewis II “Would I have attended college if I didn’t have the Detroit Promise? Probably not.” Those were the words of Eastern Michigan University sophomore Raynisha Pannell during the program’s fifth annual Summer Social…

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Gives Promise to Detroit Youth

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Gives Promise to Detroit Youth

May 2, 2017

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) will provide $3.5 million over the next three years to help ensure that Detroit youth have the opportunity to pursue a college education and prepare for 21st century careers. This grant gives a significant boost to the $30 million campaign led by the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation (MEEF). A coalition…

Detroit Promise Expansion Featured in News

Detroit Promise Expansion Featured in News

November 30, 2016

Governor Snyder, Mayor Duggan and others recently shared the accomplishments of the Detroit Promise with broad coverage by the Michigan media, see links below. Detroit is the largest U.S. city to provide all of its students a chance to earn a college degree tuition-free. More than 700 students 2016 high school graduates are taking advantage…

Over 830 Detroit youth attend college tuition free

Over 830 Detroit youth attend college tuition free

September 26, 2016

The Detroit News featured the MEEF supported Detroit Promise program in a recent article noting that 833 Detroit high school graduates received scholarships for a tuition free path to college. The article explored two important new initiatives for the 2016-2017 school year: (1) Four-year tuition free paths for 293 Detroit high school graduates For the first time….

Detroit Promise Welcomes 715 Scholarship Students

Detroit Promise Welcomes 715 Scholarship Students

August 15, 2016

Over a hundred college bound students were welcomed on August 11 in a celebration as they prepare to attend college with support from the Detroit Promise scholarship, a key program supported by MEEF. The program, administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, guarantees a tuition-free path to a participating college or university to qualifying Detroit high…

MEEF Supported Detroit Promise, An Impactful Program

MEEF Supported Detroit Promise, An Impactful Program

June 29, 2016

According to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the MEEF supported program is one of the top ways the city is helping its youth secure a better future: “There is no greater gateway to success than education. Perhaps the most impactful program we have initiated is the Detroit Promise, which provides two years of tuition-free college for…