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An actor and comedian by the name of Bill Cosby will be coming to Michigan this week. You may have heard of him, he's pretty well known. Mr. Cosby will make a visit to Detroit on Tuesday to help Detroit Public Schools and DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb during the enrollment campaign season.

DPS Spokesman Steve Wasko told WWJ in an interview that Cosby called the district and told them he wanted to volunteer his time.

"He reached out to us, we did not contact him. Mr. Bobb received a phone call directly from Dr. Cosby just about a week and a half to two weeks ago," said Wasko.

"Basically the offer was 'I'd like to join your army, where do I pick up my uniform?' We immediately accepted the offer and we're thrilled that he's coming to Detroit at no charge to DPS in any way," added Wasko.

With Cosby coming to Detroit on Tuesday, DPS hopes to bring more students into the district.

"This is one of a number of activities that we've been holding over the course of the last several weeks and will continue to hold through even the first weeks of school. Simply to raise awareness about the opportunities in Detroit Public Schools," said Wasko.

"Robert Bobb has asked parents to take another look at DPS and to make sure that they're aware of all the opportunities that are behind the doors of our DPS schools," said Wasko.

Cosby will be in Detroit all day Tuesday holding a variety of meetings and functions and presentations, as well as meeting with students and parents.

In particular, Cosby will be joining Bobb on one of his neighborhood walks. They will knock on resident doors on Tuesday evening between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. around Henry Ford High School.

A free public rally held by Bill Cosby at the Henry Ford High School auditorium will follow the walk at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.


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