Our Work

We are living in a moment that requires both reflection and urgency. To understand how systems work. To enact racially just remedies and reforms. To go bigger and bolder, creating massive change. To change ourselves as people and institutions. To be led by the needs, wants, and will of community.

At The Skillman Foundation, we are learning when we’re at our best, our worst, and where we must to go from here. We laid out seven steps we’re taking in 2022. We’re listening to partners, parents, educators, and most of all, Detroit youth. Over the next several months, you will see reflections and changes here on our website.

In the meantime, please let us know your thoughts on how The Skillman Foundation can be a stronger funder and advocate of Detroit’s youngest visionaries.