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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 »

The 18 Soft Skills Necessary For Success

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A recent article published by the SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council Of Governments) listed 18 soft skills which were considered essential for youth success. These skills are perfectly aligned with the Winning Futures Curriculum. Per the SEMCOG report, “The Lifelong Soft Skills Framework identifies basic or foundational skills for workplace success.” … Read More »

We are Honored!

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Crain’s Best Managed Nonprofit contest focused on good management practices of nonprofits with budgets of $3 million or less. It was Winning Futures’ mentoring program outcomes, entrepreneurial model, strategic growth process, fiscal responsibility, and innovative approach to fund development that helped secure the title. This award acknowledges that Winning Futures … Read More »

New Year’s Resolution: Mentor

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Tired of the same old New Year’s resolution? How about volunteering as a mentor with Winning Futures?  Unsure if you’re mentor material?  In truth, it’s a lot easier to be a mentor and impact a life than you think!  There’s not a certain mold that mentors need to come from. … Read More »

Chrysler Foundation Awards $65k

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Chrysler Group Expands Commitment to Winning Futures Grant of $65,000 from The Chrysler Foundation supports scholarship and mentor programs December 2, 2013 , Warren, Mich. – Last Tuesday (Nov. 26) at a breakfast hosted by Winning Futures, Mark Chernoby, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Vice President – Product Committee Coordinator … Read More »

Crain’s Best Managed Nonprofit 2013

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Winning Futures succeeds with growth strategy crafted amid the recession Winner: President and CEO Kristina Marshall By Sherri Welch (Reprinted with permission from Crain’s Detroit Business) When other nonprofits were making cuts to their programs and staff during the recession, mentoring agency Winning Futures was doing exactly the opposite. In … Read More »

Dream

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August 28th 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. In this monumental address Dr. King spoke of peace, justice and equality. Every child deserves the opportunity to attain an excellent education and getting an excellent education isn’t just about books and … Read More »

Help Your Kids Achieve Their Dreams

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Every parent and teacher wants their kids to be successful. By working with them to help them identify their goals and desires, you can help them increase their odds of pursuing and achieving their dreams. The first step is to set specific goals and write them down. Dreams can help … Read More »

Winning Futures Students Explore Benefits of Volunteering

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Winning Futures’ students began exploring the benefits of participating in community service this week. Working alongside their mentors, students undertook a variety of projects such as: Creating custom flower pots for donation to American House senior living center. Making teddy bears and pillows for distribution to the Walton Wood Senior … Read More »