DETROIT -

Students, parents and residents from across the district are invited to attend the first annual Taste of DPS Multicultural Expo, where attendees will learn about the various cultures of Detroit Public Schools.

During the expo, attendees will experience international cultures, taste cultural food, receive exciting gifts from community partners, and have the opportunity to buy Michigan grown vegetables from the Eastern Market Corp. "Mini Farmers Market" set up at each location. The expo will be held at four DPS schools from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The ethnicities that will be represented at each school site include:

  • Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School, 1000 Scotten, the Hispanic culture will be explored with food, artwork, gifts and more.
  • Davison Elementary-Middle School, 2800 E. Davison, students and parents will experience Bangladeshi and Hmong cultures.
  • Marcus Garvey Academy, 2301 Van Dyke Garvey, attendees can enjoy the sights and sounds of African and African-American cultures.
  • Gardner Elementary School, 6528 Mansfield Drive, students and parents will learn about the Middle Eastern culture.

More events

ALL DPS schools will participate in the Back-to-School Parade, presented by Internet Essentials from Comcast, downtown, and coordinated by The Parade Company. It will include the DPS All-City Marching Band, alumni marchers, school step teams, parent marchers and more.

Step-off is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grand Circus Park, Woodward at Adams. Limited backpack vouchers and uniform vouchers from Forman Mills will be passed out and redeemable at the All-Schools Open House.

Detroit Branch NAACP-DPS-Black Family Development, Inc. Back to School/Stay in School Education Day - Friday, August 24, Delores Bennett Park, New Center area

Hundreds of students will receive school supplies, food, and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All-DPS Schools Open House and Alumni Celebration

All schools will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with giveaways, opportunities to meet staff, program showcases, and more! A "DPS Pride" incentive will be available for the first 1,000 alumni at schools.