Yazaki North America Executive, Manish Mehta, Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

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Manish Mehta is the acting global head of the General Motors Business Unit for Yazaki North America. Manish Mehta, acting global head of the General Motors Business Unit at Yazaki North America, has been elected to our Board of Directors. “Winning Futures is an impactful way to support Yazaki’s commitment to supporting the communities where … [ read more ]

Every Dollar Matters… Right? Make Your 2018 Donation Today!

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  “Every dollar matters.” Ever heard this before? It’s a common phrase used by nonprofits. The idea is to convince you to open your wallet and make a donation, even if it’s a nominal amount. But does every dollar really matter? For the 2018-19 academic year, we are operating in seven Metro Detroit schools, engaging … [ read more ]

FCA Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Winning Futures

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We are excited to announce that we’ve received a one-year $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support core expenses for local tenth graders who are participating in Workforce Prep – our in-school mentoring and leadership skills development program for challenged high school … [ read more ]

Magna Executive, Dino Nardicchio, Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

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Dino Nardicchio, global vice president of Advanced Technology Engineering for Magna Seating. Dino Nardicchio, global vice president of Advanced Technology Engineering for Magna Seating has been elected to the Winning Futures Board of Directors. “Winning Futures is an inspiring way to support Magna’s commitment to the communities where we live and work,” said Nardicchio. “I am … [ read more ]

The Impact of Mentorship

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Fawjia Yeasmin, Winning Futures Class of 2018 and current freshman at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Do you remember what it was like preparing for life after high school? I do, and it wasn’t pretty. For me, the realization that whatever decisions I made would effect my life forever pushed me to unhealthy levels … [ read more ]

Golfers Raise $140,000 at the 20th Annual Lear Golf Classic

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Our 20th Annual Lear Golf Classic raised more than $140,000 to support our new Workforce Prep program. You would think that on a rainy Monday the last thing anyone would want to do is spend the day golfing. This wasn’t the case for the 246 people who, with positive attitudes and smiles on their faces, … [ read more ]

Ford Executive, Matt Duffy, Joins Board of Directors

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Matt Duffy, Global Director of Electrical and Electronics Purchasing, Ford Motor Company Matt Duffy, global director, Electrical and Electronics Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, has been elected to Winning Futures’ board of directors. Duffy’s 25-year career includes stops at IBM, Apple, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Sonos. His more notable accomplishments include creating a sourcing … [ read more ]

Dresner Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Winning Futures

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Career Program Associate, Katherine Morgan (center), with Winning Futures mentor, Mark O’Malley (bottom left), and students at Warren Mott High School. We are excited to announce that we received a two-year $150,000 grant award from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will support core expenses for implementing our Workforce Prep … [ read more ]

2018 Awards Ceremony – Changing the World!

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2018 scholarship winners left to right: Brittany Padilla, Breia Swanigan, and Samantha Susalla. I’ve been to many awards ceremonies in my lifetime and I’ve watched a few on television. They’re mostly mundane. Too many times participants rave about themselves or how something they’ve done changed the world when really they didn’t. The Winning Futures Awards … [ read more ]

Lost Then Found – Deshawn Wafer’s Story

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Deshawn just completed his freshman year at the University of Michigan and plans to be a nurse. I met Deshawn Wafer on a sunny afternoon at a local Starbucks. We talked about his time in our mentoring program at Harper Woods High School. He said he was lost. All I could do was stare at … [ read more ]