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Paying It Forward as a Career Mentor

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Pay it forward is an expression for when the recipient of kindness does something kind in turn for someone else rather than simply accepting or repaying the original good deed.   Tamara Taylor, complexity lead at Stellantis, has been the recipient of many acts of kindness and encouragement throughout her … Read More »

$50,000 Awarded and 17 Mentors Honored, Our 2022 Awards Celebration in Review

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Our 28th Annual Awards Celebration was held on May 17, 2022, at The Gazebo Banquet Center in Warren. We awarded a grand total of $50,000 to 24 phenomenal students from our Workforce Prep program. We also honored 17 dedicated local business professionals who completed their fifth year as career mentors!  … Read More »

Lear Executive, Frank Orsini, Receives Sam Cupp Impact Award

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Frank Orsini (right), executive vice president and president of seating at Lear Corporation, received the Sam Cupp Impact Award from Kristina Marshall (left), president and CEO of Winning Futures. At our 11th annual Corks & Forks, Frank Orsini, executive vice president and president of seating at Lear Corporation, received the … Read More »

Corks & Forks Raises $315,000

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Guests at the 2019 Corks & Forks. Our annual Corks & Forks, hosted by Lear Corporation, was held this past Saturday, February 23, 2019, at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The sold out crowd enjoyed samples from an exclusive collection of unique wines, tequilas, and scotches, gourmet cuisine, and a … Read More »

25 From 25: Angelica Tibbitts

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Angelica Tibbitts, Undergraduate Student, Saginaw Valley State University, Winning Futures Class of 2018, Pontiac Academy for Excellence Angelica struggled with multiple issues while a student at Pontiac Academy for Excellence (Pontiac) including homelessness, poverty, depression, and lack of support for her education. Her mentor, Tamara Taylor, prototype build engineer at … Read More »

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 … 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 … Read More »