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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Unexpected Partners and Unlikely Allies: Seeking Common Ground

by: David R. McGhee | Jun. 25th, 2021 This post was published originally by the Council on Foundations. Read the original posting here. When I formally entered the field of philanthropy, I was certain of my commitment to improving the overall quality of life for children and families. But to be frank, what I was […]

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Announcing Angelique Power as our Next President CEO

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jun. 21st, 2021 The Skillman Foundation is delighted to announce that Angelique Power will lead the organization as president & CEO, beginning on September 13th. Power is an accomplished champion for racial justice who comes to the Foundation after serving as president of the Field Foundation in Chicago.   “Selecting Angelique […]

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Wellness Opportunity for Detroit Principals

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jun. 11th, 2021 Each day, principals pour their energy and hearts into supporting teachers, staff, and students. To support their courageous journey, The Skillman Foundation has partnered with educational experts Rema Reynolds Vassar, PhD of Eastern Michigan University and Dr. Curtis Lewis of Black Male Educators Alliance to offer an […]

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Announcing our Wellness Works Initiative

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jun. 10th, 2021 The Skillman Foundation was founded with the mission to help children thrive and excel into adulthood. Supporting this mission means we must constantly seek to understand the factors that stand in the way of young people’s happiness and prosperity. So when the pandemic broke, we reached out to young people, youth program providers, and educators to understand the greatest emerging needs and worries.   […]

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Detroit Kids Deserve Culturally Responsive Education

by: Lindsey Barrett | Jun. 10th, 2021 Joy, connection, self-expression, excitement, curiosity, love. These are all experiences that belong in our classrooms and set the stage for deep learning. That’s right, these are experiences that belong in our classrooms right here in Detroit. In our classrooms filled with Black and Brown students—students with dynamic identities […]

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The Skillman Foundation supports DPSCD’s culturally responsive literacy initiative

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jun. 3rd, 2021 A $654k grant over two years will help launch the Detroit Perspectives Project for high school students The Skillman Foundation is partnering with the Detroit Public Schools Community District to launch the Detroit Perspectives Project. Through a critical review of the English Language Arts high school curriculum, […]

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