Winter Break Notification

  • Due the upcoming holiday and District closure, all external and internal requests should be received in the form of a completed application packet by December 3 for all activities requested for winter break (December 20 through January 14).

    Please note a four week lead time is required. Upon the return of staff from the winter break on January 3, the Office of Community Use will process all requests after January 14.

Community Use

  • The Office of Community Use is committed to offering school buildings and grounds for educational, recreational, civic and cultural activities. 

    When space is available at times that do not interfere with Detroit Community District Public Schools instructional programs; student activities; activities of school-related groups; DPSCD Adult Education classes; Detroit Public Schools Community District community members may reserve school facilities on a scheduled basis.

    All uses of facilities during non-instructional hours by District and other entities must be authorized by the Office of Community Use through the issuance of a Community Use permit. 

    No activity may take place in a District facility during non-instructional hours without the presence of a building custodian. 

    There is a fee for use and other requirements. The fees are established for each building to help defray the costs of using building facilities during non-instructional hours and preserve the educational budget.

    Applications should be entered at least four weeks prior to the event for approval. Applications will be approved on a case by case basis. 

    New Users - Getting Started

    If you have never used DPSCD facilities before, please see videos: Requesting Access to Community Use and/or Submitting Requests in Community Use

    Registered Users 

    Once you have registered and have been approved as an organization event coordinator (OEC) in the online reservation system, Community Use, you can request space for a DPSCD facility.  Please note: requests must be submitted at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date.  Once your schedule has been approved, the OEC cannot make any adjustments to the schedule, including cancellations. Please contact the Community Use school contact, if changes are necessary.  

Contact Information

  • Sylvester McIntosh
    Director of Real Estate
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 576-0947

    Raquel Branch
    Community Use Supervisor
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211