Upcoming Events

Check out some upcoming events and programs from our community partners.

 

Community | Education | Programs | Scholarships


COMMUNITY

 

After the FAFSA: What’s Next Lunch & Learn

Brought to you by Detroit College Access Network

Description: Learn about the next financial aid steps after filling out a FAFSA for college. Local and national speakers will share the best practices during presentations.

When: March 28, 2017 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Focus Hope

1400 Oakman Boulevard

Detroit, MI 48238

Contact: For more information or to register go to detroitcan.org.

After the FAFSA: What’s Next Lunch & Learn RSVP


Exotic Zoo with Javon Stacks

Brought to you by Detroit Public Library

Description: Visit with live animals to learn about what they eat, where they live and more. All ages.

When: April 29 at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conely Branch Library

4600 Martin

Detroit, MI 48210

Contact: For more information call 313-481-1590.


Kids-TALK Children Advocacy Center Lunch & Learn Series

Brought to you by Samantha Straub, BSW, Children’s Program Coordinator at First Step

Description: A presentation will be given on the impact of domestic violence on adolescence. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

When: March 30, 2017 at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Guidance Center’s Center for Excellence

1131 Allen Road (Building 2)

Southgate, MI 48195

Contact: Email kcaudill@guidance-center.org or call 313-833-2970.

Kids-TALK Children Advocacy Center Lunch & Learn Series Flyer 


Magic Show with Dynamike

Brought to you by Detroit Public Library

Description: Celebrate Harry Houdini’s Birthday with Dynamike the Magician and his magic show as part of the Conely Branch Library March Programs. Ages 5-13.

When: March 25, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conely Branch Library

4600 Martin

Detroit, MI 48210

Contact: For more information call 313-481-1590.


Michigan Opera Theatre Shows

Brought to you by Michigan Opera Theatre

Description: Five great opportunities this spring for students to experience live opera and dance presented by Michigan’s premiere opera company. Complete opera study guides to enhance classroom instruction. K-12 tickets just $10, every eleventh ticket is FREE. Bus grant available.

Locations & Times: 

“The GIRL of the GOLDEN WEST” – March 31, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway Street

Detroit, MI 48226

“Alvin Ailey” – April 21, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway Street

Detroit, MI 48226

“The Hobbit” – April 28, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway Street

Detroit, MI 48226

“Cyrano” – May 12, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Detroit Opera House

1526 Broadway Street

Detroit, MI 48226

Contact: For more information call 313-237-7464 or email groupsales@motopera.org.


Midnight Golf Bowl-A-Thon

Brought to you by Midnight Golf

Description: Midnight Golf is a mentoring program centered on providing undeserved youth with valuable life skills. In addition to learning the game of golf, program participants receive instruction in financial responsibility, communication, public speaking, respect, community involvement, integrity, and college preparation. Each team at the Midnight Golf Program Bowl-A-Thon consists of five bowlers and the cost is $50 per bowler or $250 per team. Lane sponsor opportunities are also available for $200 each.

When: March 25, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Location: Thunderbowl Lanes

4200 Allen Road

Allen Park, MI 48101

Contact: For more information call 248-792-9438 or go to midnightgolf.org.

Midnight Golf Bowl-A-Thon Flyer


2017 “Stomping Out” High School Step Show and Resource Fair

Brought to you by S.A.V.E.T.H.E.M.

Description: “Stomping Out” is an annual High School Step Show Competition and Resource Fair geared towards High school aged youth. The purpose of the event is for the community to surround and support the youth as they creatively express themselves while teaching their peers about health promotion and disease prevention specific to health issues affecting their age group.

When: April 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Don Bosco Community Center

19321 West Chicago

Detroit, MI 48228

Contact: For more information email wecansavethem2@gmail.com or go to savethemdetroit.org.

2017 “Stomping Out” High School Step Show and Resource Fair Flyer


Supporting Educational Needs of Children and Youth with Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma Workshop

Brought to you by Michigan Alliance For Families

Description: A free workshop to learn how mental health challenges and trauma can affect children and youth in the school setting and examine strategies and supports that can help them to be more successful.

When: April 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration deadline: April 11, 2017.

Location: Oakland County Executive Office

Building Conference Center

Building 41 West – East Oakland Room

2100 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford, MI

Contact: To register go to michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp or email kanika@michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Supporting Educational Needs of Children and Youth with Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma Workshop Flyer


S.W.A.G. Spring Break Day Camp!

Brought to you by The Yunion in partnership with Healthy Kids

Description: Activities at the camp will include painting, photography, athletics, STEM, entrepreneurship, beat making, drumlins and more. Prevention and life skills, career readiness, financial literacy workshops will also take place. The camp is free but there is a $25 non-refundable registration fee. and breakfast will be served daily. 

When: April 17 to 21 at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Tindal Recreation Center

103011 W. Seven Mile Road

Detroit, MI 48221

Contact: For more information go to swagspringbreakcamp.com.

S.W.A.G. Spring Break Day Camp Flyer


Youth Poetry Slam

Brought to you by Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center

Description: Young poets are needed for the annual Kids-TALK CAC Poetry Slam. The poets are asked to speak out for those affected by trauma, i.e. the things that cause distress and emotional pain. All youth participants (ages 13-21) are required to attend a preliminary meeting to obtain full rules for participating.

When: April 12, 2017

Browse the museum and light refreshments – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Poetry Slam – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

4454 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: For more information and to register a poet call or email Lacea Zavala at 734-785-7705 Ext. 7291 or lzavla@guidence-center.org.

Youth Poetry Slam Flyer


EDUCATION

 

ABE, GED-Prep, ESL Classes

Brought to you by Dominican Literacy Center

Description: Specializing in Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development and English as a Second Language classes and one on one tutoring. Student orientation is held twice a month.

When: Monday – Thursday from 8 a. to 8 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Samaritan Center

5555 Conner, Suite 1414

Detroit, MI 48213

Contact: To register or for more information call 313-267-1000.

ABE, GED-Prep, ESL Classes Flyer


Career Online High School

Brought to you by Matrix Human Services

Description: COHS focuses on the real-world skills needed to succeed in the workplace today. In addition to a high school diploma, participants earn a Career Certificate in your chosen career area.

Contact: To enroll go to ed2go.com/matrixcohs or call 313-526-4000 Ext. 1319.


Free Adult Education Classes

Brought to you by Detroit Public Schools Community District

Description: The mission of DPS Adult Education is to strengthen the community by eliminating adult illiteracy and improving client skills for successful long-term employment. Detroit Public Schools’ Adult Education programs offer High School Completion (HSC), General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Education/Pre-GED (ABE), and English as a Second Language (ESL) at several community sites and schools, including two main Adult Education campuses, throughout Detroit.

Locations: 

West Campus

16164 Asbury Park
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 852-1089
Programs: ABE/GED/HSC

East Campus

13840 Lappin Street
Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 579-7109
Programs: ABE/GED/HSC

Academy of the Americas

5680 Konkel Street
Detroit, MI 48210
Programs: ESL

Bennett Elementary School

2111 Mullane Street
Detroit, MI 48209
Programs: ESL

Earhart Elementary-Middle

1000 Scotten
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-3945
Programs: ESL

Golightly Career and Technical Center

900 Dickerson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215
(313) 822-8820

Programs: ABE/GED

International Institute

111 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 872-0863

Programs: ABE/GED/ESL

Neinas Elementary

6021 McMillan
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-3701

Programs: ABE/GED/ESL

Priest Elementary-Middle

7840 Wagner
Detroit, MI 48210
(313) 849-3705

Programs: ESL

Western International

1500 Scotten
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 849-4758

Programs: ABE/GED/ESL

Contact: To register or for more information go to detroit.k12.mi.us.


Free Adult GED Program

Brought to you by St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

Description: The Adult GED Program at St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Center is a free, personalized tutoring program that focuses upon helping Detroit area adults (age 18 or older) to becoming more self-sufficient and contributing members to the community and economy, through education.

Locations & Times: 

Main Campus (West Side)

20900 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48219
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

East Side (Neighborhood Service Org.)
9641 Harper, Detroit, MI 48213
Monday: 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Campus (Wayne Metro Agency)
7310 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Monday: 1:30 p.m.

Central Campus (Focus: HOPE)
1200 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Contact: To register or for more information call 313-535-9200.


Let’s Learn Spanish! Classes

Brought to you by Time Bank

Description: Practice your Spanish conversational skills or learn more. Free Spanish classes provided to the public weekly.

When: Saturdays from 10:10 to 11:50 a.m.

Location: Campbell Library

8733 W. Vernor Hwy

Detroit, MI 48209

Contact: For more information call 313-481-1555 or email edgar_quinto@live.com.mx.

Let’s Learn Spanish! Classes Flyer


PROGRAMS

 

MiBYTES Computer Science Summer Camps

Brought to you by University of Michigan Computer Science & Engineering

Description: The five-day commuter program is ideal for students who are curious about exploring the basics of computer science. Through engaging lectures and hands-on activities, students will be introduced to fundamental principals of computer science. They will be able to build their own working mobile app with MITApp Inventor. The program is for 9th to 12th graders and costs $25 to attend both camps.

When: Tinkering with Mobile Apps I on July 10-14, 2017.

Tinkering with Mobile Apps II on July 17-21, 2017.

Location: Michigan Engineering Zone (The MEZ)

663 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: For more information or to register go to mibytes-mez.umich.edu.

MiBYTES Computer Science Summer Camps Flyer


The Salvation Army Harbor Light-Evangeline Program

Brought to you by The Salvation Army Harbor Light

Description: The Salvation Army Harbor Light-Evangeline Program has provided substance abuse treatment to women for over 20 years. The Evangeline Programs services pregnant women, women with children or women that have had a child within their lifetime that have a substance use disorder. We have recently partnered with an agency that provides a higher level of child care services for our participants.

Services offered include alcohol and drug treatment, community recreation and education programs, emergency shelter, worship services, day care and more.

Location: Harbor Light

3737 Lawton Street

Detroit, MI 48208

Contact: For more information call Kyra Fisher at 313-361-6136.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light-Evangeline Program Flyer


SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Addiction Resource Scholarship

Brought to you by Addiction Resource

Description: Addiction Resource is working to raising awareness of substance abuse problems. With the scholarship, current and prospective college students are asked to share their story on how people can make the world addiction free. Winners selected for first, second and third place will receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300 respectively.

When: Application period begins on April 21, 2017.

Contact: For more information go to addictionresource.com/scholarship.


2017-18 Amanda Gudme Memorial Scholarship

Brought to you by Swords into Plowshares

Description: Annual $1,000 scholarship for new or current college students who are pursuing the study of literary art in its many forms. Students should be graduates of high school and accepted into a college program actively pursuing the study of literature.

When: Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.

Contact: Email swordsintoplowshares313@gmail.com or call 313-963-7575.

2017-18 Amanda Gudme Memorial Scholarship


2017-18 Joyce Mason Memorial Scholarship

Brought to you by Swords into Plowshares

Description: Annual $1,000 scholarship for new or current college students who are pursuing the study of art in its many forms. Students should be graduates of high school and accepted into a college program actively pursuing the study of art.

When: Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.

Contact: Email swordsintoplowshares313@gmail.com or call 313-963-7575.

2017-18 Joyce Mason Memorial Scholarship


Metro Youth Day & Youth Day Scholarship

Brought to you by Northeast Guidance Center

Description: The annual Metro Detroit Youth Day will bring thousands participants to Belle Isle to lend a helping hand by supervising sports clinics, games, contests, luncheon and other additional activists during the event. Students can apply for the 2017 Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship by May 19.

When: July 12, 2017

Location: Belle Isle

Detroit, MI

Contact: For more information go to metrodetroityouthday.org.

 

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