Allen honored by Michigan Front Page

DETROIT —  Tonya Allen, Skillman Foundation Vice President of Program, has been selected by Michigan Front Page as one of its FP Thirty Honorees. This honor is extended only to the most dynamic power innovators in their communities with a commitment to driving change.

A celebration of her accomplishments and work on the behalf of all children in Detroit will be held at Flat 151 at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 . Allen is the architect of the Foundation’s 10-year, $100-million Good Neighborhoods program, and oversees all three of the Foundation’s main programs. A native Detroiter, Allen attended Cass Tech High School, and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degrees in social work and public health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy whose chief aim is to help develop good schools and good neighborhoods for children. Though grants are made throughout metropolitan Detroit, most grants are directed at six Detroit neighborhoods – Southwest Detroit (Vernor and Chadsey/Condon), Brightmoor, Osborn, and Cody/Rouge and the Northend – and toward innovative and successful schools throughout the city of Detroit.