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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Reducing Child Abuse through Proactive Support

by: Matthew Hoerauf | Aug. 26th, 2020 When The Skillman Foundation was established in 1960, our founder Rose Skillman had already established a long history of supporting institutions and programs that protect the well-being of vulnerable children. Through her endowment, Rose’s commitment to children remains. We, the current team members, are privileged to carry it forward. […]

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The Skillman Foundation announces President’s Youth Council to guide strategy

by: The Skillman Foundation | Aug. 26th, 2020 Detroit – To continue amplifying youth voice and perspectives, The Skillman Foundation is seeking nominations for its new President’s Youth Council (PYC). PYC members will advise Foundation leadership by sharing their experiences, perspectives, and ideas about the Foundation’s role as a changemaker in Detroit. “As a fierce […]

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Philanthropy’s Role in Education Equity and the Return to Learn: A Conversation with The Skillman Foundation

by: Council of Michigan Foundations | Aug. 25th, 2020 This article originally appeared on in the Council of Michigan Foundations‘ The Download. View the original post. As students and families prepare for the uncertainty of the 2020-21 school year, philanthropy continues to play a vital role in cultivating an equitable future for Michigan’s children. A […]

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60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 51-60

by: The Skillman Foundation | Aug. 17th, 2020 Detroit youth possess genius. Their talent comes in all forms: academics, arts, sports, service to the community, and more. To celebrate Detroit genius, we asked the community-at-large to let us know of young people who astonish and inspire. Here, we highlight honorees 51 through 60. Detroit’s Young […]

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New Tech Fund for Detroit Students helps close city’s digital divide before school year

by: The Skillman Foundation | Aug. 11th, 2020 Detroit – Today, a collective of community leaders across the private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors have pooled resources to tackle Detroit’s digital divide and ensure students can continue to learn. With financial backing from the Deloitte Foundation, DTE Energy Foundation, Detroit Children’s Fund, Nancy and Arn Tellem […]

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60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 41-50

by: The Skillman Foundation | Aug. 3rd, 2020 Detroit youth possess genius. Their talent comes in all forms: academics, arts, sports, service to the community, and more. To celebrate Detroit genius, we asked the community-at-large to let us know of young people who astonish and inspire. Here, we highlight honorees 41 through 50. Laila Nasher […]

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