Annual Dream Maker’s Gala Hosted by DTE Energy on Oct. 21


October 18, 2010 – Detroit, Mich. – Dreams are made on October 21 at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC) Annual Dream Maker’s Gala. Six deserving students will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college or trade school of their choice, a wardrobe makeover and a laptop for their continuing education. Students were selected by a committee based on their essay about their Vision for Detroit and an interview process.

The Dream Maker’s Gala, hosted by DTE Energy at One Energy Plaza in downtown Detroit, raises funds to continue providing important programs to southwest Detroit residents. It is an evening full of hope for the future of Detroit, urban art and a chance to make a direct impact on students.

The event features the DHDC Urban Arts gallery, entertainment provided by DHDC students and a silent auction filled with exciting items such as electronics, sports memorabilia, jewelry and more. DTE Energy’s own Tony Earley, Executive Chairman of the Board, will be the keynote speaker.

About the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation (DHDC)

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation is a remarkable non-profit organization that strengthens neighborhoods and helps boost the economy thorough its educational programs, Technology Hub and cultural arts programs for the Southwest Detroit community. Since 1997, DHDC has provided these programs and services to over 10,000 people annually. Their programs range from youth leadership, gang prevention, arts and media, after-school and summer camps, to healthy lifestyles, adult education and community outreach. DHDC’s mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for youth and families in Southwest Detroit.

Contact: Amanda Schmidke
PR Chair
DHDC Dream Maker’s Gala Committee
(616) 299-2763