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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 »

Training Gives Mentors a Leg Up

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Last night we had our midyear Mentor training and networking event at Davenport University in Warren. Mentors came to learn and share how their positive influence from one hour a week and can make a huge impact on a young person’s life. One Mentor said, “The third week I got … Read More »

Board Member of the Quarter

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Scott Rice, Board Chair and Kristina Marshall, President and CEO of Winning Futures, presented Theresa Hilborn of General Motors and Frank Orsini of Lear Corporation, with the Winning Futures’ Board Member of the Quarter Awards for their dedication and contribution to local youth at the Winning Futures Board of Directors meeting … 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 »

GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to remind us to give back, be generous, volunteer for a local charity or donate to a local cause. Over 6,300 charities, corporations, politicians and foundations from around the world have come together on this day to celebrate the idea of compassion, giving … 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 »

Mentor + Mentee = Impact!

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Recognizing others, inspiring them to excellence in school, career, or in life doesn’t take a lot of extra time; it takes compassion, perspective, and vision. Scott Barh, Winning Futures Mentor at Pontiac Academy For Excellence is a perfect example.   When asked about his mentoring experience Scott of Chrysler said; … Read More »

GM Cares

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General Motors recognizes that giving employees an opportunity to mentor through their job provides many valuable benefits. Benefits to the Employee • Improves performance • Increases job satisfaction, attitude and morale • Encourages teamwork • Promotes leadership and skill development Benefits to the Corporation • Builds brand awareness and affinity … Read More »