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Monthly Archives: January 2019

How Design Thinking is Helping Transform Ideas Into Reality

by: William Sexton | Jan. 24th, 2019 What would the world be without big ideas? They play a crucial role in creating change and developing solutions to our communities’ largest problems. But equally important to a big idea is a clear plan to transform it into reality. Making this transition is a key component of […]

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21 Teams Compete for Seed Funding at MBK Detroit Innovation Challenge Expo

by: Natalie Fotias | Jan. 21st, 2019 Twenty-one new ideas to support youth of color in Detroit will be presented through the My Brother’s Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge on Tuesday, February 12th at the Detroit Science Center. Teams will showcase their ideas through an interactive expo, followed by a pitch competition where six teams will […]

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The Skillman Foundation Names David R. McGhee Associate Vice President of Organizational Excellence & Impact

by: Natalie Fotias | Jan. 18th, 2019 The Skillman Foundation has named David R. McGhee as associate vice president of organizational excellence & impact, a new role created to support the Foundation’s president & CEO and provide leadership across the organization. McGhee will help to shape and support key initiatives and projects, manage external relationships, […]

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Celebrating the Career of Robert Thornon

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jan. 17th, 2019 After 17 years with The Skillman Foundation, Robert Thornton has retired leaving a legacy defined by service and a relentless commitment to the youth of Detroit. Since joining The Skillman Foundation in 2001, Robert has been an essential part of the organization’s work on behalf of Detroit […]

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What Teach 313 Means to Me: Reflections from A Detroit Educator

by: Shawness Woods-Zende | Jan. 15th, 2019 The blog was originally published by Teach313. When I became a teacher, I knew that I loved kids and I wanted to be connected to them in an impactful way. What I did not know was the powerful effect the children and their families would have on me. Every […]

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Michigan’s 49th Governor: Building a Playbook for Success

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jan. 7th, 2019 In December 2018, Deloitte Michigan Managing Partner Mark Davidoff and Crain Communications President KC Crain gathered a group of diverse business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion immediately following Michigan’s gubernatorial election. The discussion focused on how the group could help support newly-elected governor Gretchen Whitmer and her administration in […]

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