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May Thao is learning important life and job readiness skills while planning for her future. Her career mentor is helping her along the way.

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  May Thao is a senior at Pontiac Academy for Excellence and in the third year of our Workforce Prep program. With help from her career mentor, Lida Kuehne, supplier quality development at General Motors, May has developed some important decision-making skills and is preparing for her future. May met … Read More »

Denzel Lane wants to be a veterinarian or car design engineer. With help from his career mentor, he’ll figure it out.

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  Denzel Lane is a 16-year-old student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. He recently completed his first year (10th grade) in our Workforce Prep program and an internship at General Motors. He’s motivated and thriving. As a student in our program, Denzel was matched with local businessman Phillip … Read More »

Mohammad Zaman is in our College Success Mentoring program and on his way to becoming a user experience designer.

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  Mohammad Zaman is entering his senior year at Michigan State University (MSU), working towards a Bachelor of Science in computer science and his dream of becoming a user experience designer. He’s focused, motivated, and doing quite well; but it hasn’t always been like this for Mohammad. “I was a … Read More »

Career Mentors: How Monica Labe helped Lourin Younan achieve her dream.

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Monica listened intently to an anxious high school student who described a “rudderless” feeling hanging over her like a cloud. The student was worried about not knowing what to do after graduation or how to begin the college search process. Monica knew she could help. This is a common scenario … Read More »

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More »