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Seeking Afterschool Program Provider to Serve NW Detroit

The Community Education Commission is seeking bids from respondents interested in providing high-quality afterschool programming at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit, beginning at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  Respondents may bid on one or both of the following programs:

  • A baseline afterschool program, capable of serving a minimum of 200 K-8 students, which will provide students with academic tutoring, robotics instruction, access to recreational opportunities including basketball and swimming, and the opportunity to engage in free play (including board games, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts). Respondents who bid on this program will also be required to provide the costs of expanding the program for additional students, in 30-student increments.
  • Structured, content-specific activities and instruction (e.g., painting class, chess club, drama club) that would also operate in the Northwest Activities Center but would be separate from the baseline afterschool program.

The Community Education Commission, charter school operators, Detroit Public Schools Community District leaders, teachers, parents and city leaders have formed a partnership to improve education opportunities for City of Detroit children and families. The GOAL Line (Get On And Learn), is a pilot bus loop in Northwest Detroit that will allow families living in neighborhoods surrounding the bus route access to 10 quality DPSCD and charter schools in their neighborhood. When school is over, students will have the option to take a bus back to the school closest to their home, or to an afterschool program at the Northwest Activities Center.

The Northwest Activities Center, located at 18100 Meyers, Detroit, Michigan, 48235, is a 150,000 square feet multi-purpose community center with a gymnasium, health club, swimming pool, theater, banquet facilities, local satellite bank, and rental/lease spaces. It is also home to the General Services/Parks & Recreation Department’s Executive Offices.

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Download the Request For Proposals

An optional pre-bid meeting will be held for the Request for Proposals/Bids on June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center.

Questions related to the RFP should be submitted via email to

Proposals with bids must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on July 6, 2018. 

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