3 Apps Every Student Should Know About

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Want to be the best student you can be? Here are three game-changing apps that can help you unlock your academic potential. Listed below are three awesome apps that all Winning Futures students and alumni will find helpful. Check them out today! MANAGE YOUR TIME RescueTime RescueTime helps increase your productivity by monitoring how you … [ read more ]

WXYZ Detroit 2020 Awards Winning Futures!

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Winning Futures was chosen as a WXYZ Detroit 2020 Award Recipient. Detroit 2020 is a WXYZ commitment to address the challenges facing the region. Their goal is to unify, inspire change and help make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. We were selected because Winning Futures is working toward that same … [ read more ]

Winning Futures’ New Board Member – Shawn Stafford

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Winning Futures is excited to welcome another new member to the Board of Directors, Shawn Stafford.  Shawn was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from Michigan State University in 1995. He started his corporate career at Chrysler Corporation while he earned his MBA from the University of Detroit.  He founded RESSCO, a commercial real … [ read more ]

Winning Futures’ New Board Member – Olga Alavanou

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The Winning Future’ Board of Directors has recently gained another new member, Olga Alavanou. Olga is the Executive Vice President at Yazaki North America, a tier one automotive supplier of electrical distribution systems, instrumentation and electronics. Olga is responsible for Yazaki’s GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler business units. She helps to develop and execute customer specific … [ read more ]

Winning Futures’ New Board Member – Shawn Coyle

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We are excited to welcome another new board member, Shawn Coyle. Shawn is currently the Vice President of Retail Network Solutions Sales North America at MSX International in Detroit, MI and has been with MSX since 2013.  He has extensive experience in automotive operations, business development, and sales. These skills have helped MSX achieve new … [ read more ]

Winning Futures’ New Board Member – Alma Guajardo-Crossley

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We would like to kindly welcome one of the newest members of the Winning Futures’ Board of Directors, Alma Guajardo-Crossley. Alma is the Director of Corporate Diversity at General Motors. She spends her days tracking the internal and external diversity goals of the company while also ensuring that General Motors invests in the community. Alma … [ read more ]

RARE “Everyday Hero” Scholarship Opportunity!

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The RARE “Everyday Hero” Scholarship is for high school seniors planning to attend a Michigan college, university or post-secondary school after graduating. The purpose is to engage young people in identifying everyday heroes throughout our state and through the process of discovery and writing, to become inspired about life’s possibilities. Students wishing to enter the scholarship competition are required … [ read more ]

10 Skills Employers Most Want in Graduates

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Forbes released an article that was based off a study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) that focused on the skills employers are currently looking for.  260 hiring manager were what skills they prioritize and search for when recruiting and hiring recent graduates. For started the three college majors highest in … [ read more ]

Mentoring Champions!

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We are happy to announce our four Mentoring Champions! They are General Motors, Kelly Services, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Lear Corporation. In order to qualify as a mentoring champion, a company must have at least five mentors currently serving at any of the seven schools. Thank you so much for your time and dedication to … [ read more ]

Warm Welcome to All our Mentors!

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Our facilitators had an awesome time leading the welcoming training sessions for all mentors.  It was great to welcome back returning mentors, as well as meet all our new mentors! The trainings covered a range of topics mentors can take away to use throughout the school year. This year we have 176 mentors that will be divided between Cass Technical … [ read more ]