CIS honors Goss with lifetime achievement award

DETROIT - Skillman Foundation President & CEO Carol Goss was among the honorees at Communities In Schools of Detroit's annual meeting on Dec. 12.

The board of directors and supporters focused this year's celebration on Detroit's history and future by focusing on Detroiters of fame, commitment and promise who are transforming the city with their efforts. Goss received the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Rosa Parks champion for Children. Other honorees included Danialle Karmanos for her Work It Out program, the Detroit Lions for the Detroit Lions Academy, and Marvis Cofield of Alkebu-Lan Village.

During the past school year, Communities in Schools and its partners facilitated more than $19 million worth of supportive services in 101 schools and provided 1.5 million hours of service to meet the needs of 55,000 children and their families.

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 Southeast Michigan, most grants are directed at six Detroit neighborhoods -- Southwest Detroit (Vernor and Chadsey/Condon), Brightmoor, Osborn, Central and Cody/Rouge -- and toward innovative and successful schools throughout the city of Detroit.