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Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Skillman Foundation Named 2017 Winner of HUD Secretary’s Award

by: | Apr. 24th, 2017 Council on Foundations and HUD recognize the Skillman Foundation for outstanding work in building stronger communities through government partnerships The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced that The Skillman Foundation is one of 10 winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award […]

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Working Together to Improve Academic Outcomes for Children

by: National Center for Families Learning | Apr. 12th, 2017 You can see the pride in Lourdes Valdivia’s eyes when she talks about her three sons, ages 3, 9, and 11. Each weekday morning, she and her sons walk through the doors of Harms Elementary in Southwest Detroit. Her oldest two children head for their […]

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Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund announces new grant awards of $1.5 million to support parents and teachers

by: | Apr. 5th, 2017 LATEST ROUND OF FUNDING FROM $11 MILLION, FIVE-YEAR PROJECT THAT INCLUDES DETROIT AND TRI-COUNTIES FOCUSES ON INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION DETROIT – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan today announced that the Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund Collaborative (Innovation Fund) will award grants totaling $1.5 million through nine awards to […]

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My Journey as a Proud Michigan Educator

by: Chanel Hampton | Apr. 5th, 2017 Lola Mae and Joe Harris, my grandma and granddad, preached about the profound power of education, constantly and literally — my granddad was a pastor for nearly 80 years. They encouraged me to soak up every drop of knowledge possible. Lola and Joe were always open and honest […]

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Detroit Youth Emerges as Leader in YMCA’s Youth In Government Program

by: Kiylise Crutchfield | Apr. 5th, 2017 This February a delegation of Detroit youth from the YMCA’s I Can Achieve program participated in the State Youth In Government (YIG) Conference in Lansing. Both programs were made possible in part through support from the Skillman Foundation. During the four-day conference, YMCA-Detroit YIG students were able to serve […]

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