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About DPN

Detroit Parent Network is a premier parent organization that transforms parents to make Detroit a better place to raise and educate children. Detroit Parent Network works to improve parent involvement in education by offering workshops, practical tools, written materials and leadership development, all designed to build a constituency of powerful parents for change.

Detroit Parent Network works with any parent or primary caregiver of a school-age child (ages 4-17) who lives in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. Parents who are committed to our organization and who want to promote effective parenting become members of our organization. By being a membership organization, Detroit Parent Network is responsive to parents' interests and needs. We invite parents to be a part of the organization. 

CEO of The Skillman Foundation, Tonya Allen and Executive Director of Detroit Parent Network, Sharlonda Buckman passionately talk about projects and plans to improve schools in the Detroit area as well as the need for The Detroit Education Commission, stronger classrooms and educational support.