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News from the Skillman Foundation on education, economy and equity for all Detroit Youth.

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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President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 4th, 2021 The Opportunity A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that serves as a fierce champion of Detroit children. The Foundation works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations by strengthening K-12 public education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career […]

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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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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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60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 31-40

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jul. 20th, 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 31 through 40. Javion Terrell […]

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60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 21-30

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jul. 6th, 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 21 through 30. Devon Pettus […]

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60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 11-20

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jun. 21st, 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 11 through 20. Brenda Taylor […]

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60 Examples of Detroit Genius: 1-10

by: The Skillman Foundation | Jun. 8th, 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 the first ten honorees. Aaron Goodson […]

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Estudiantes de último año de secundaria de Detroit, ¡te tenemos cubierto! Respuestas rápidas a tus preguntas frecuentes.

by: Ashley Aidenbaum | Apr. 7th, 2020 Coautora: Ashley Johnson Traducción realizada en asociación con Michigan Hispanic Collaborative Ayuda a los estudiantes de último año de secundaria de tu red a obtener respuestas a sus preguntas. ¡Descargue publicaciones de redes sociales para compartir aquí! Estimada clase de 2020: Sabemos que tienen muchas cosas en mente. […]

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Updated Coronavirus COVID-19 Procedures & Resources

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 13th, 2020 The Skillman Foundation team is working remotely. Our offices will be closed until April 30, 2020 for coronavirus Covid-19 safety. While our team is remote, we continue our committed support of Detroit children, families, and the organizations that serve them during this critical time. In April, we […]

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Director of Evaluation & Learning

by: The Skillman Foundation | Feb. 20th, 2018 The Skillman Foundation, located in Detroit, MI, is committed to improving the lives of Detroit children. The Foundation is a private, place-based foundation organized to help expand educational and economic opportunities for Detroit youth. We believe that when Detroit children thrive, Detroit thrives. For more information, visit www.skillman.org. […]

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Education: Investing in Education Quality for Detroit Youth

by: | Jul. 25th, 2016 Authored by Institute for Research and Reform in Education This evaluation report has three major elements: quantitative results on key education outcomes from the six Skillman Good Neighborhoods; an analytic review of selected investment strategies by the Foundation in these and other neighborhoods; and recommendations for creating conditions to improve […]

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Shovels hit dirt today for new Cody Rouge football field

by: | Jul. 11th, 2014 What does a football field mean to a community? In the case of Cody Rouge, a lot. “It means we can be more dedicated,” said Charles Murray, a sophomore at Cody Detroit Institute of Technology and a free safety and linebacker on the football team. “…And it means people care […]

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Youth Development Resource Center to build data capacity of grantees

by: Krista Jahnke | Nov. 21st, 2013 A child receives a gift at a holiday celebration at the Matrix Center in Osborn, one hub of youth development opportunities in Detroit. The Youth Development Resource Center will work with organizations doing that work to provide techical assistance around collecting and using data. As the Foundation has […]

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Children’s Agenda for kids taking root in neighborhoods

by: Kristen McDonald | Oct. 14th, 2013 Election day is Nov. 5 — less than a month away. Neighborhood leaders in four Detroit neighborhoods are well aware of that. In fact, since August, they’ve been going door-to-door, letting their neighbors know that there is a movement growing that’s all about them. It’s called the Children’s […]

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