Detroit Public Schools Community District Foundation Alumni Gala Sparks Unity and Pride in City’s Renaissance

The Detroit Public Schools Community District Foundation’s Third Annual Hall of Fame Alumni Gala wasn’t just an event; it was a testament to the resilience and spirit of Detroit and its people. For a city that has faced adversity, overcome challenges, broken barriers,  and educational reforms, this gala symbolized a beacon of hope and unity. It brought together prominent DPS graduates, business leaders, and community members, showcasing the deep-rooted pride and love for Detroit that transcends generations.

The gala’s significance lies in its ability to connect past, present, and future generations of Detroiters. It serves as a reminder of the impact that DPS schools have had on shaping the lives of its alumni, many of whom have gone on to become influential leaders in various fields. This event not only celebrates their accomplishments but also inspires current DPS students to dream big and aspire to greatness. It is a reminder that, no matter where life takes them, they will always be part of the rich tapestry of Detroit’s history and its bright future.

“Our ultimate goal was to unite DPSCD alumni of all ages and foster a sense of pride for the schools that helped to shape them,” said Kerrie Mitchell, president and CEO of DPSCD Foundation. “We also wanted to provide a platform for alumni to come home to support our current students. We achieved that and so much more.” Mitchell’s words resonated deeply, echoing the sentiments of countless Detroiters who see the gala as more than just a fundraiser; it’s a reaffirmation of their roots and a pledge to uplift the next generation.

The presence of notable figures like Michigan Lt. Gov Garlin Gilchrist, 12th Congressional District representative Rashida Talib, and Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington underscored the gala’s importance in the broader context of Detroit’s revitalization. As DJ Lynda Carter, DJ Dr. Darrius, poet laureate Jessica Care Moore, and saxophonist Jeff Ponders filled the air with music, and Hip Hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh brought everyone to their feet, the spirit of Detroit’s past, present, and future was palpable. The gala was not just a celebration; it was a declaration of Detroit’s enduring spirit and its commitment to creating a brighter tomorrow for all who call it home.

The evening also saw a remarkable show of generosity, as The Grant Family Foundation announced a matching gift of $500,000. This donation, along with other contributions, will go a long way in supporting current DPSCD students, ensuring that they have access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. The gala attendees, moved by this display of solidarity, pledged to continue their support for the city and its educational institutions, knowing that their efforts will make a meaningful difference in the lives of Detroit’s youth.

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