Every Dollar Matters… Right? Make Your 2018 Donation Today!

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  “Every dollar matters.” Ever heard this before? It’s a common phrase used by nonprofits. The idea is to convince you to open your wallet and make a donation, even if it’s a nominal amount. But does every dollar really matter? For the 2018-19 academic year, we are operating in seven Metro Detroit schools, engaging … [ read more ]

FCA Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Winning Futures

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We are excited to announce that we’ve received a one-year $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support core expenses for local tenth graders who are participating in Workforce Prep – our in-school mentoring and leadership skills development program for challenged high school … [ 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 didn’t. The Winning Futures Awards … [ read more ]

She Was Worried She Wouldn’t Be a Good Mentor. Now She’s Receiving the Governor’s Service Award.

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Pictured left to right are Stephanie K, Angel, and Lee Ellen Kerr at WWCK – Supertalk 1570 AM. Lee Ellen Kerr is the kind of person that wants to give back. So when we pitched our mentoring program to Lee and a small group of her colleagues at Dow Automotive, she jumped at the opportunity … [ read more ]

Besties Benefit From Mentors

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Pictured left to right are Lee Ellen Kerr, Jazmine Jones, Ruby Houston, and Stephanie Jones. Best friends Ruby Houston and Jazmine Jones have known each other for several years. You could say they knew almost everything about themselves and each other, except one thing. They didn’t know what they would do after high school or … [ read more ]

21st Annual Winning Futures Award Celebration

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17 students from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, Harper Woods High School, Madison High School, Pontiac Academy for Excellence, Warren’s Community High School and Warren Mott High School were awarded Luminary Awards and scholarships totaling $27,500 for continuing education. The finalist were chosen based on essays submitted and interviews … [ read more ]

Scholarship Winner in Oakland Press

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Pontiac Academy for Excellence student earns Winning Futures scholarship Written by Dave Phillips “A mentorship program at Pontiac Academy for Excellence is instilling confidence and teaching skills to students at the charter school, according to a junior who earned a scholarship through it. During the 2014-15 school year, Winning Futures has seen 66 PAE participants, who … [ read more ]