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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Detroit Innovation Challenge Funds Ideas to Support Youth

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 30th, 2018 Have an Idea to Support Youth of Color in Detroit? Get it Funded through the $500,000 Innovation Challenge. The Skillman Foundation and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement launched their second Detroit Innovation Challenge today, investing $500,000 in programs to improve life outcomes for youth of color […]

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K-12 Ed Studies Aim to Spur Investment and Action

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 15th, 2018 Three reports have been recently released; two more are expected over the next few months: The School Finance Research Collaborative brought together top industry experts to examine how Michigan schools are funded with the aim of ensuring K-12 funding levels that fully prepare all students for success. […]

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100 Civic Leaders Gather for Detroit Out-of-School Time Leadership Forum

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 10th, 2018 On Friday, March 9, the Skillman Foundation, Detroit Youth Development Resource Center, and American Youth Policy Forum hosted an Out-of-School Time Leadership Forum in Detroit. More than 100 participants representing afterschool providers, educational leaders, and philanthropy, engaged in conversation centered around the creation of a coordinated system […]

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Detroit Children’s Fund Elects Four New Board Members and Continues Investment in Quality Schools

by: | Mar. 6th, 2018 Detroit Children’s Fund (DCF)—a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that every child in Detroit has the opportunity to receive a quality education—has started the year with four additions to its roster of board members and a growing portfolio of investments. Tony Barra, Tony Cervone, Wright Lassiter III and Matt Simoncini—have […]

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Top-Ten for Education: Not By Chance

by: | Mar. 6th, 2018 For the first time in the state’s history, Michigan public schools are able to compare their performance in some subjects to other states around the country for all students. A new analysis of this historic new comparative data by The Education Trust-Midwest shows Michigan’s third graders showed the greatest decline […]

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Introducing the State of the Detroit Child Data Tool

by: Tonya Allen | Mar. 6th, 2018 Across our city and throughout our neighborhoods parents, community leaders, and city officials alike are working hard to create a Detroit where every child thrives. But information that shows how a community is stacking up or falling behind can be complex, and access is often limited for those […]

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How are the Children?

by: Tonya Allen | Mar. 5th, 2018 The following was originally published as an Op-Ed in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday, March 4 2018. You can view the original version here. “And how are the children?” It is the greeting that Maasai tribe warriors used to greet each other. It is still the traditional […]

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