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25 From 25: Jennifer Brubaker

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Jennifer Brubaker, Executive Director, Gianna House Winning Futures Class of 2000 Growing up, Jennifer bounced around from school to school until she finally landed at Cousino High School in Warren. When she started in the Winning Futures program, she was suffering from low self-esteem and didn’t believe she had a … Read More »

Melvin Akins’ Story

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After finishing High School I decided to leave Detroit and start my educational journey in a new environment at Baker College, studying Business Entrepreneurship. I continue to set short and long-term goals that have helped me achieve great things and help enlarge my opportunities in life. As my journey started the first week of classes, … Read More »

Donna Rochester’s Story

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My mentee is a Winning Futures success story! She graduated Community High and is now in her second college semester studying physical therapy and will be traveling to England this spring followed by a study semester in Greece. But none of this was ever her plan before joining Winning Futures. … Read More »

Elena Kapintcheva’s Story

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I had just moved to USA and could be profiled as a sad, nostalgic, bordering depression teenager not letting go of the past memories and unable to see the marvels of the future. The once called “sunshine” had become an array of sadness with no traces of the once wide … Read More »

Vincent Velasco’s Story

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Since my graduation in from Warren Mott High School in 2011, I have gone on to take everything the program taught me and use it in the real world. Shortly after I graduated from Warren Mott, I started working full-time right out of high school, to help pay my way … Read More »

Joan Mantini’s Story

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After graduating from Warren Mott High School in 1999, I proceeded to college where I graduated with my MBA at the young age of 24! For someone who had never thought of college after high school, this was quite the accomplishment. I have to admit, school always came natural to … 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 »

WINNING FUTURES’ PROGRAM DIRECTOR HONORED BY THE TWILIGHT BENEFIT FOUNDATION

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STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Laurie Tarter, Program Director and Vice President of Winning Futures, a non-profit school-based mentoring program, has been named one of this year’s Twilight Civic Leadership Award Honorees. The Twilight Foundation Community Leadership Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership has made a significant impact in their … Read More »