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2016-17 Adopt-A-Classroom Update

February 28, 2017

By Victor Green

Net proceeds from the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute luncheon will be donated to Adopt-A-Classroom to support Detroit Public Schools. Since 2014, Wayne State University has donated $30,000 to 28 classrooms in the Detroit area.

Adopt-A-Classroom is a nationally recognized organization that invites the community into classrooms to increase opportunity for student success by empowering teachers with community partnerships and funds to purchase resources for their classrooms. By adopting a classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms providing financial and moral support. The result is a meaningful contribution to education in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in a classroom's success.

This year WSU adopted Thurgood Marshall Elementary School K-8. Thurgood Marshall is a small school that focuses not only on the child, but the whole family.

Make a Difference Day: Wayne State University volunteers take a break for a quick photo at the 2016-17 adopted school, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

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