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Empowering, Zoom Conquering – These are our Mentors

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  Our mentors come from every nook and cranny in the Metro Detroit business world. From small mom and pop shops to large international corporations, you’ll find in our ranks everything from entrepreneurs to presidents. One thing they all have in common is this – they’re making a real and … Read More »

2021 Corks & Forks, A Roaring Good Time!

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Who doesn’t love a good party? Especially this year! Our 13th annual Corks & Forks event did not disappoint.  It was held on Tuesday, June 22 at the stunning Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester. The theme for this year’s event was a 1920’s Garden Party and the backdrop of the sprawling estate, manicured gardens and the beautifully set tables under the large white tent set the stage for a memorable evening. The highlight of … Read More »

Growing Together. The Mentor/Mentee Relationship.

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  Mentorship is a two-way street and offers so much more to mentors than simply feeling good about helping others.  In the best of cases mentors find in their students a kindred spirit whose values, self-worth and energy connect with their own.  It’s not just about wisdom flowing from the … Read More »

Celebrating our Awesome 2020-21 Students, Mentors, and Sponsors!

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Our annual Awards Celebration was live and in-person this year! While we still practiced Covid safety protocols, the energy and excitement of being together on a perfect summer evening was undeniable. Some of our students met their mentors face-to-face for the first time, and other students were simply happy to see their mentors outside … Read More »

25 From 25: Brittani Lipsey

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Brittani Lipsey, Student, University of Michigan, Winning Futures Class of 2018 As a student at Harper Woods High School, Brittani struggled with knowing what she would do after graduating. Her mentor, Regine Bile, manager at General Motors, helped her create a vision for her future and craft a strategic five-year … Read More »

25 From 25: Deshawn Wafer

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Deshawn Wafer, Students, University of Michigan, Winning Futures Class of 2007 Deshawn was in the Winning Futures program his freshman year at Harper Woods High School. He excelled in the program and applied for a Cupp-Hamilton Scholarship but was not successful. Program Facilitator, Bryan Howard, encouraged him to keep focusing … 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 … 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 … 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 »

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 … Read More »