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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Imposter Syndrome

by: Laila Nasher | Jan. 29th, 2020 This post originally appeared on Our Kids Detroit Students’ Blog. Read the original post here. I’m unconventional, at least by my neighborhood’s standards. My tight-knit Yemeni community stresses the benefit of staying silent. You can’t get in trouble, I’m constantly told if you don’t speak up.  Sometimes I think this stems […]

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In Defense of Youth Organizing

by: Laila Nasher | Jan. 27th, 2020 This post originally appeared on Our Kids Detroit Students’ Blog, supported by The Skillman Foundation. Read the original post here. As a child, you learn to take responsibility for your mistakes. Whether this means owning up to spilling that glass of milk or for ripping your older sister’s favorite t-shirt, it’s […]

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The Skillman Foundation Announces Team Member Promotions

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jan. 14th, 2020 David R. McGhee has been named vice president of organizational excellence and impact after serving for one year as associate vice president in the same role. In his role, David supports the Foundation’s president & CEO and helps shape and support key initiatives and projects, manage external […]

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jan. 10th, 2020 To be fierce champions of Detroit children, we know the approaches The Skillman Foundation and its partners take must be mindful of our children’s unique stories and must leverage the input of all who can positively impact their lives. To make these principles visible–to the greater community […]

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Wayne State University College of Education to host second annual Distinguished Lecture in Urban Education

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jan. 7th, 2020 This release originally appeared on Today@Wayne. Click here to read the original post. DETROIT — The Wayne State University College of Education invites the community to explore issues related to the role of philanthropy in urban education reform during its second annual Distinguished Lecture in Urban Education […]

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Literacy Case

by: Imani Harris | Jan. 7th, 2020 This post originally appeared on Our Kids Detroit Students’ Blog, supported by The Skillman Foundation. Read the original post here. According to the state of Michigan, my high school education did not matter to them, because it wasn’t a right.  It didn’t matter when I spent my first semester of freshman […]

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