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2013 Sam Cupp Impact Award Winner – Linda M. Orlans

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Linda M. Orlans was nominated in 2013 for the Sam Cupp Impact Award. She is a perfect candidate from her dedication to her companies to her overwhelming involvement within the community. In 1996 Linda founded Orlans Associates, PC – a law firm serving the real estate financial industry. Her hard-working … 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 »

The Power of Networking

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In our Winning Futures classes, we teach our students the power of networking. They learn the skills needed to both develop their network using resources like Linked In, and maintain it by keeping regular touch points with their contacts. We know gaining relational skills and developing a strong professional network … Read More »

Is Your Company a Mentoring Champion?

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With only a few more weeks left in our Mentoring Program for 2015-2016, we are beginning to gear up for next school year. With over 600 students each year across 7 schools, we are looking to fill volunteer slots for over 160 mentors for our full year program! It’s a … Read More »

Minority Businessmen Get Plugged In

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Minority businessmen from across metro Detroit converged at Wayne State University School of Business Administration to get plugged-in. Thursday, April 30th Winning Futures hosted its second Plug-in Detroit Networking Event. An initiative of Winning Futures, Plug-In Detroit was created to connect minority businessmen with potential opportunities for professional and personal … Read More »

Students Dress for Success

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Project Pinstripe and Winning Futures help students dress for success. Mentees from Winning Futures along with other young men from Detroit and surrounding areas gathered at YouthVille in Detroit’s New Center area on March 28, 2015 to receive a free suit and valuable job coaching. Project Pinstripe is a not-for-profit organization … Read More »

Alexi Lalas Talks Mentoring With Winning Futures

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Check out (and share) our great video of Retired Pro Soccer Player and Sports Analyst Alexi Lalas discussing the importance of mentoring. He took time to talk with us this year when he was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, and is helping us recruit mentors for our … Read More »

WINNING FUTURES 20 YEAR CELEBRATION

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WINNING FUTURES AWARD STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONOR MENTORS OF THE YEAR AT 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WARREN, MI, May 20, 2014 – 23 students from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, Harper Woods High School, Madison High School, Pontiac Academy for Excellence, and Warren’s Community High School and Warren Mott High … Read More »

Our History – Where Are They Now 1996

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Where are they now…Kelly Counts 1996 Winning Futures Scholarship recipient and Grand Prize Winner joined the Hamilton Chevrolet team in 1997 and has worked her way of the ladder to success to become Sales Manager and has received seven Sales Leader of the Year Awards over the years.  She is … Read More »

Help Winning Futures win up to $75,000

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You can help Winning Futures win up to $75,000 to support mentor programs and scholarship! We were just selected to be part of the Art Van grant challenge.  The hook this year is that in order for us to win from $800 to $75,000, we have to raise money in a CrowdRise … Read More »