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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Taking Charge of Our Education

by: Elicenda Garza | Sep. 25th, 2019 This post originally appeared on Our Kids Detroit Students’ Blog. Read the original post here. Recently, I’ve started to realize how different my community is from other people’s. Have you ever noticed how poor communities of color are portrayed in movies and shows? It is always much worse […]

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Detroit Area Foundations & Businesses Announce $1 Million Fund to Recognize Detroit Youth Choir

by: The Skillman Foundation | Sep. 20th, 2019 Detroit, MI – Today, a group of Detroit-based foundations and members of the business community announced a $1 million endowment to recognize the Detroit Youth Choir, following their tremendous accomplishment on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. “We are incredibly proud of what the Detroit Youth Choir achieved during […]

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The Skillman Foundation’s Natalie Fotias to Participate in Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XLI

by: The Skillman Foundation | Sep. 18th, 2019 DETROIT – Natalie Fotias of The Skillman Foundation has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change. “Surrounding myself with others who […]

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Terry Takes on Racquet Up Detroit

by: The Skillman Foundation | Sep. 10th, 2019 The Skillman Foundation’s Terry Whitfield took a trip to Racquet Up Detroit to learn about the work they do with the city’s youth and to challenge some of their players to a game. Watch the epic battle below!

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Community Foundation and Philanthropic Partners Announce New Report and Collaborative to Support Immigrants and Refugees in Southeast Michigan

by: | Sep. 9th, 2019 DETROIT — September 5, 2019 —The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, alongside Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, and the Kresge Foundation, announced today the creation of a new partnership, the Southeast Michigan Immigrant and Refugee Funder Collaborative (“The Collaborative”). The impetus for the Collaborative is based on the findings […]

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LIFT Launches Manufacturing Programming for Detroit Youth

by: | Sep. 3rd, 2019 DETROIT (August 29, 2019) — LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced that it has received a $200,000 grant from The Skillman Foundation to help Detroit area youth strengthen their academic and employability skills […]

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