Detroit Promise Alumni Association

Calling all Detroit Promise Alum! We are working to build a connected network of former Detroit Promise scholars to support you better as you transition from college to career. We will offer various networking events, social outings, meetings with industry professionals, mentorship programs, and more throughout the year.

To help us better understand what our alum want, we need your help.

Alum Spotlight of the Month: Raya Ellsberry

Raya Ellsberry is a born and raised Detroit native. Basketball has always been a central thread in her life. Ellsberry shot hoops with peers on her fifth-grade team, played in middle school, and was a member of Cass Technical High School’s girls’ team for three years. A journey to “figure out who [she] was outside of basketball” led Ellsberry to a high school film production course where she found the exact pieces of herself she’d been looking for. This course ignited an interest in all things film, which prompted Ellsberry to major in film production at Oakland University.

Ellsberry graduated in April 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in cinematography, film, and video production and has several internships under her belt. She continues to build her skill set and experience as a full-time motion graphics intern for the Detroit Pistons, the perfect marriage of video and basketball. Read about her internship experience on the Detroit Regional Chamber blog.

Announcement Board

In February, the Detroit Promise and the Detroit Regional Chamber partnered with Deloitte, Citizens, Bank of America, and Comerica Bank to host four 45-minute webinars. This series helped college graduates and young professionals gain financial understanding and financial freedom. Topics included personal budgeting, understanding credit, managing student loans, and purchasing your first home. View the recorded sessions.

Congratulations to Kiera Taylor, who won a Chromebook during our giveaway!

Connect with Our Detroit Promise Alumni Liaison

Shawnte Cain Headshot

Shawnte’ Cain

Detroit Promise Campus Coach

Thank You Partners and Supporters