Welcome!

The Department of Development and Partnerships collaborates with district staff, community members and families to help create an exceptional learning environment for every child.  Our team is committed to providing services in five targeted areas to meet the developmental and resource needs of our district.  We look forward to working with you to secure resources, foster connections, provide training, and advance educational outcomes for all our students.

Competitive Grants

The district secures thousands of dollars each year in competitive grants to help support and enhance the educational experience of every student.

Denise Jamieson, Program Supervisor
(313) 873-4563
denise.jamieson@detroitk12.org

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Donations

The district is grateful for the individuals, organizations, and corporations who willingly donate cash, goods and in-kind services to the district without payment to enhance the scholastic achievement of students.

Toria Ward-Gilkey, Program Manager
(313) 873-8593
toria.ward-gilkey@detroitk12.org

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Fundraising

Students, parents and community members are welcome to sponsor fundraising activities in schools to support and promote the needs of specific activities or initiatives.

Denise Jamieson, Program Supervisor
(313) 873-4563
denise.jamieson@detroitk12.org

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Partnerships

Detroit Public Schools Community District is a non-profit organization, generously supported by a diverse range of strategic partners.

Toria Ward-Gilkey, Program Manager
(313) 873-8593
toria.ward-gilkey@detroitk12.org

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STEM Partnership

Kalonda McDonald
(313) 873-3488
kalonda.colson@detroik12.org

 

All goals and activities of the Department of Development and Partnerships align with the district’s strategic plan – BluePrint 2020: Our Strategic Plan for Rebuilding Detroit’s Public Schools.