The Detroit Promise Path

The Detroit Promise Path is a student success program that assigns a Campus Coach, as of Fall 2019, to all Detroit Promise community college students. Campus Coaches connect students with on-campus student resources, support their educational journey and personal growth, and assist them in achieving goals. Please note that while participation in the Detroit Promise Path is highly encouraged to support student success, not participating will not impact the student’s eligibility for Detroit Promise funding.

In addition to the benefit of having a dedicated, knowledgeable coach, each scholar participating in the Detroit Promise Path will receive a monthly stipend of $50 and be connected to a community of Detroit Promise scholars.

To remain eligible for Detroit Promise Path participation, students must:

  • Maintain SAP (2.0 overall GPA and completion of 2/3 of enrolled classes). 
  • Meet with coach twice monthly. 
  • Maintain open, responsive communication with the coach.  
  • Complete the FAFSA each year.

Detroit Promise Path Campus Coaches* are available to students at:

  • Henry Ford College  
  • Macomb Community College  
  • Oakland Community College  
  • Schoolcraft College

*Please note Jackson College and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) do not have a Detroit Promise Path Campus Coach. 

Jackson College receives all Detroit Promise students in their Multicultural Affairs Department. Their staff works closely with students to identify support services that best fit the student including, but not limited to, academic and social supports, mental and physical health resources, and college transfer supports. WCCCD will provide details about their internal success programming.  

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Detroit Promise Path Campus Coaches


Marlin Smith

Macomb Community College
Wayne County Community College 



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Christina Johnson

Oakland Community College

Delphine Davis

Henry Ford College

Charisma Hoskins

Henry Ford College
Syrena Webb

Syrena Webb

Schoolcraft College

Jeffrey Liggens

Henry Ford College

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