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Monthly Archives: August 2018

“Teach 313” Launches to Recruit Teachers to Detroit, with Support from General Motors, Quicken Loans and City of Detroit

Teach 313 Skillman Foundation

by: Teach 313 | Aug. 31st, 2018 The Skillman Foundation and Detroit Children’s Fund today announced the launch of “Teach 313”, a local and national campaign to recruit teachers to Detroit,  from early childhood through 12th grade. An unprecedented public-private partnership, Teach 313 will offer incentives from corporate partners, including General Motors and Quicken Loans, […]

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4 Takeaways from Round One of the MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge

by: William Sexton | Aug. 29th, 2018 How will you create opportunity for young people of color in Detroit? That is the question at the heart of the 2018 My Brother’s Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge. Now in its second iteration, the Challenge is a call for community members to submit their best ideas to create […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Teach In Detroit

by: Teach 313 | Aug. 27th, 2018 1. The Kids Our kids are inspiring, resilient, curious, and diverse. They’ll challenge you, but they’ll also embrace you. Our kids don’t lack aptitude, just access–they deserve the best education. “I have learned more from the kids than maybe they have learned from me” – Ms. Stevens, High […]

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Time to Double Down on Equity

by: Tonya Allen | Aug. 20th, 2018 This post was originally published by Crain’s Detroit Business.  It is easy to roll your eyes and dismiss hateful comments by L. Brooks Patterson as Brooks being Brooks. Yet, his most recent rant about the Detroit-based CEO group’s efforts to improve our regional economic competitiveness should not be dismissed. […]

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The Skillman Foundation Welcomes New Director of Evaluation, Learning and Impact

by: The Skillman Foundation | Aug. 17th, 2018 Andrea Anderson has joined the Skillman Foundation as the director of evaluation, learning and impact. Anderson brings 25 years of experience in program evaluation, policy analysis and applied research for foundations to this role. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as founder and president of North […]

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The Detroit Parents’ Guide to Schools: A Valuable New Tool for Families

Detroit Community Education Commission (CEC)

by: Punita Dani Thurman | Aug. 3rd, 2018 This week marks an important time for our city as the Community Education Commission (CEC) unveils its first Detroit Parents’ Guide to Schools. Many individuals and organizations, including the Skillman Foundation, that have been working on improving education in Detroit for a long time see the release […]

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Child-centric planning effort moving forward in Warrendale-Cody Rouge neighborhood

by: City of Detroit | Aug. 3rd, 2018 A first-of-its-kind, child-centric neighborhood planning study is moving forward in the Warrendale-Cody Rouge neighborhood with the selection of a consultant that will support the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department and partners in the effort. The City has selected Hector, a world-renowned urban design, planning and […]

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