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Donor support brings Math Corps to Oakland University

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icon of a calendarJune 23, 2020

icon of a pencilBy Catherine Ticer

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Middle school students in Pontiac will soon be surrounded by a community of support as Oakland University launches Math Corps, an academic enrichment and mentoring program funded, in part, through the generosity of donors.

The six-week program will commence on OU’s campus beginning summer of 2020, and provide services to 60 children. Instruction will cover a variety of formats including fundamentals of mathematics and advanced topics, but the true focus will be building a sense of community based on the values of kindness and integrity.

Since 1992, Math Corps has successfully enhanced the lives of students in Detroit. OU is now poised to serve children in Pontiac.

The mission of Math Corps is to help as many children as possible realize their own greatness — providing them with the care, love and support that all kids need in the moment, and empowering them with the kinds of educational lifetime opportunities that lead to bright futures.

W. David Tull, chair of Oakland University’s Board of Trustees, and wife, Renee, made a generous gift to help launch Math Corps at OU.

“We believe in the power of Math Corps to make a difference in the lives of children,” says David Tull. “We are proud to support Oakland University in bringing this program to Pontiac students.”

You, too, can support and grow Math Corps at Oakland University by contacting Angela Robinson at, (248) 370-3183, visiting

Special thanks to donors who have supported OU’s Math Corps program

(as of 6/30/2020)

Michael and Adele Acheson 

Michael and Zina Kramer 

David and Renee Tull

Verizon Foundation

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