DETROIT (WWJ) – A big boost at the end of the school year for one Detroit Public School….Clark Preparatory Academy.  The  pre-K through 8 school was awarded a $100,000 dollar grant from Lowes to build a state-of-the-art kitchen and sewing room.

Principal of Clark Preparatory Academy – Cindy Lang, says it’s great.

Clark Preparatory Academy, a Pre-K through 8 school, received a $100,000 dollar grant from Lowe’s to set up a district first – state of the art home economics learning center.

They have sewing machines for 10, sewing units on one side and a full kitchen on the other side.

Principal Cindy Lang, who says they will get new computers and libraries in every classroom.

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis spoke with Ellen Bratman, who is a community manager at the academy.

“This used to be a teachers lounge … now, kids are there cooking & sewing. It’s just amazing,” said Bratman.

The grant was written by NextDetroit Neighborhood Initiative on behalf of the school.


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