Archive for November, 2016

Detroit Promise Expansion Featured in News

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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 of the program this year, and since 2013 over 2,000 students have attended one of five participating community colleges.

This year, the program is piloting two programs. One provides students who have attended Detroit schools for their entire education a chance to attend a Michigan public university including University of Michigan, Michigan State University and a number of others for four years tuition free.

Detroit Promise is also providing more than 250 community college attendees with a new coaching and wrap around support program this year to support their continuation with post-secondary education. Similar model programs have demonstrated positive results in both student retention and graduation in other regions of the United States.

MEEF seeks to raise $25 million to continue these two new programs and support the Detroit Promise through its successful launch as required under the Promise Zone legislation. Give today online at:

See the following coverage:

Free tuition for Detroiters to add 4-year universities, Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, November 29, 2016

Students benefit from Detroit Promise program, Christine Ferretti, Detroit News, November 29, 2016

Detroit Promise program expands to include 4 years of free college for students, Ingrid Kelly, Fox 2 Detroit, November 29, 2016

“Detroit Promise” Program Expands to Include 4-Year Universities, Bre’Anna Tinsley on “All Things Considered,” WDET, November 28, 2016

Tuition-free, four year college now available to Detroit high school students, Staff reporters, Daily Detroit, November 28, 2016

Governor and Mayor announce pilot to expand Detroit Promise college scholarship program to four-year colleges & universities, A.J. Williams, Michigan Chronicle Online, November 28, 2016

Detroit students can earn 4-year bachelor’s degree tuition-free, Dave Bartkowiak Jr., WDIV Detroit, November 28, 2016

Gov. Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan launch the registration period for 2017 Detroit Promise, Curtis Jackson, Taking Action News, WXYZ, November 28, 2016 ‎

Mayor to launch Detroit Promise registration for tuition-free community college, Dana Alana, MLive Detroit, ‎November 29, 2016‎