“Bridging the Gap”
The Joseph Dulin Story.

Late education advocate’s life subject of film.

Joseph Dulin could step into a room and fill it with his presence. He was a true visionary whose legacy lives on through the film “Bridging the Gap.”


100% of proceeds go to the
Joseph & Yvonne Dulin Scholarship Fund.

Big Bang Detroit traveled into the life of Dulin, an extraordinary high school principal , and explored the difference one man can make. Founding principal of Roberto Clemente Student Development Center – Ann Arbor Public Schools, Dulin was a nationally known educator and founder of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Dulin was a visionary leader, warrior for social justice, a champion of educational excellence, and a father figure for many of the students he mentored throughout his over 52 years in education. He truly believed that “education is a civil right” and often stated his core belief that “…every parent wants their child to have a better quality of life than they themselves had.”

Dulin died Oct. 23, 2014, yet his commitment to quality education lives on through the Joseph and Yvonne Dulin Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to high school seniors graduating from Washtenaw County public high schools. Special priority is given to students who come from disadvantaged circumstances and those who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service or educational goals. The Scholarship Fund is administered by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, a 501 c(3) organization.

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