Learning & Evaluation

We are committed to continuously learning alongside our partners and thoroughly evaluating the impact our work has on the well-being of Detroit children. Using data from trusted sources, our partners, and that which we collect and analyze through evaluators, we scrutinize the outcomes of our work to guide our future strategies and determine the best course of action to change the odds for Detroit children.

Our 2021-2022 Listening Tour

In her first months at The Skillman Foundation, President & CEO Angelique Power embarked on a year-long listening tour to understand the most pressing needs of Detroit kids, the unique landscape of Detroit, and how philanthropy—and specifically, The Skillman Foundation—can rise to meet this unique moment in history.

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Listening Tour Insights

Evaluation Reports

Organizational Learning

K-12 Education


College & Career Pathways

Enabling Communities

Good Neighborhoods Initiative

From 2006 to 2016, The Skillman Foundation embarked on the Good Neighborhoods Initiative, focused on improving child well-being in six Detroit neighborhoods. The lessons learned and data collected from this decade-long effort helped shape our citywide strategy to improve the odds for Detroit children.

Read our Good Neighborhoods Initiative reports below.