On a related note, it looks like the Detroit Public Schools are starting a new program (http://detroitk12.org/businesscorps) to engage more support from volunteers and businesses (http://www.freep.com/article/20110128/NEWS01/110128048/Detroit-schools-kicks-off-volunteer-program-businesses-). I imagine some of the focus is on fundraising, but each partnership between businesses and schools will be unique, so there is a lot of room for supporting DPS students.
Relevant details for interested volunteers:
- The first training session for volunteers from the companies will be held 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. next Friday at the Michigan State University-Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward.
- Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (313) 870-3799.
- Training sessions also will take place 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 and 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11.
- Volunteers must be fingerprinted, a service that will be offered at all training sessions at a cost of $60, payable in money order, cashier’s check or business check.