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By Victor Green

Wayne Cares “adopts” Detroit Carver STEM Academy for MLK Day of Service cleanup

The WSU “Wayne Cares” outreach program will team up with students from Carver STEM Academy this October to board up more than 20 vacant homes around the city, part of the university’s “Day of Service” campaign that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As part of the clean-up drive, which will be held Oct. 21 from 8 am to noon, Wayne Cares will “adopt” Carver for the day, collaborating with students from the pre-K through 8 public school to tackle blight in the surrounding community.

Along with cleaning the neighborhoods, the program is designed to provide children with safer routes to schools in various Detroit communities.

Wayne Cares will host the “adopt-a-school” program in partnership with Wayne State University’s AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program, the WSU’s Dean of Students Office, Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan, Children’s Education, FedEx, KIND energy bars and other community sponsors. 

Carver STEM Academy offers a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics to encourage students to pursue STEM careers.

For more information, contact the Division of Government and Community Affairs at 313-577-5284 or to sign up for the Day of Service go to: https://orgsync.com/143522/forms/281162

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Save the Date

Event information:

  • Friday January 12, 2018
  • Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
  • Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
  • Main program, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Strolling lunch, 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Net proceeds from the Tribute support Adopt-A-ClassroomAdopt-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.  Since 2008, more than 40 classrooms in the Detroit area have been sponsored thanks to the support of our event sponsors.

For more information please visit govaffairs.wayne.edu or call 313-577- 5284 or e-mail us at govaffairs@wayne.edu.

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