Monday, April 5, 2010
According to Freep.com, a local news outlet for Detroit, Michigan, the nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner, along with other celebrities including legendary comedian, Bill Cosby, signed up to help DPS attract and retain more students to its district.
"'It's a desperate situation here,' Joyner said, referring to the schools that are closing as enrollment shrinks."
42 schools are set to be closed by June 2010 due to the declining enrollment in Detroit Public Schools.
Joyner presented the school district with $50,000 from Alliance for Digital Equality to be used for computer equipment.
Tom Joyner is the host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and also the founder of REACH Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Tom Joyner and Bill Cosby are both members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.