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The Detroit News: Evaluating The Detroit Promise Scholarship Program.

Mar 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT

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The Detroit News invites you to a virtual panel discussion on March 25th at 7pm.

 Moderated by Bankole Thompson, columnist, The Detroit News.

 Panelists will discuss:

* Detroit Education

* Why it is important to help Detroit students graduate college

* Free College scholarships and support during enrollment

* How the Detroit Promise is promoting higher education access and success

Detroit Rapper Gmac Cash will perform a rap about the importance of going to college

This event is free of charge. 

Read the story examining the program here: Detroit Promise Article

Event Details

Panelists include:

* Preston Welbourne El, former Detroit Promise Path scholar, Oakland Community College graduate, now University of Michigan-Ann Arbor student

* Greg Handel, Detroit Regional Chamber Vice President, Education and Talent

* Colleen Sommo, senior associate of post secondary education, MDRC

* Martha Kanter, former US Under Secretary of Education now the CEO of College Promise

* Peter Remington, president and CEO of the Michigan Education Excellence Foundation

* Mark Yancy, Detroit Promise Path coach, Henry Ford College

* Kim Kozlowski, higher education reporter, The Detroit News

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