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Afterschool, Organizational Learning

From Citywide to Neighborhood-Based: Two Decades of Learning, Prioritization, and Strategic Action to Build The Skillman Foundation’s Youth-Development Systems

This article is informed by evaluation reports and memos, interviews, meetings with foundation staff and community stakeholders, foundation documents, research from the field, and a previous article in The Foundation Review about Skillman’s work (Brown, Colombo, & Hughes, 2009). It chronicles the history, challenges, and lessons of Skillman’s commitment to youth-development programs and systems to increase access, quality, and scale to ensure the best results for kids, including the foundation’s 2013 strategic realignment and plans for the next decade.

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The Skillman Foundation

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 pathways.

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