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 ]

Golfers Raise $140,000 at the 20th Annual Lear Golf Classic

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Our 20th Annual Lear Golf Classic raised more than $140,000 to support our new Workforce Prep program. You would think that on a rainy Monday the last thing anyone would want to do is spend the day golfing. This wasn’t the case for the 246 people who, with positive attitudes and smiles on their faces, … [ read more ]

Dresner Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Winning Futures

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Career Program Associate, Katherine Morgan (center), with Winning Futures mentor, Mark O’Malley (bottom left), and students at Warren Mott High School. We are excited to announce that we received a two-year $150,000 grant award from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will support core expenses for implementing our Workforce Prep … [ 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 ]

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 ]

Corks & Forks Makes a Big Splash

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Pictured at the 2018 Corks & Forks are Kristina Marshall, president and CEO, Winning Futures, and Event Chair, Matt Duffy, global purchasing director, Ford Motor Company. Fine wine, gourmet cuisine, live jazz, and a hilarious auction emceed by Les Gold from the TV hit series, Hardcore Pawn – all this and more were enjoyed by … [ read more ]

Winning Futures First and Only in Michigan to Earn National Quality Member Designation

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Dipita Das (right) with her mentor, Sharon vanSpronsen (left), at the 2017 Awards Ceremony where Dipita received a Winning Futures scholarship. We are very proud to announce that our mentoring program was recently awarded the National Quality Member designation from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR). We are the first and only mentoring program in … [ read more ]

Winning Futures Receives 2017 Promising Practice Award

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This year Winning Futures was selected as one of the 2017 Character.org Promising Practice award winners. Founded in 1993, Character.org is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. The mission of the organization is to provide leadership and advocacy for character worldwide. It is dedicated to help people everywhere become educated, inspired and empowered to be … [ read more ]

3 Apps Every Student Should Know About

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Want to be the best student you can be? Here are three game-changing apps that can help you unlock your academic potential. Listed below are three awesome apps that all Winning Futures students and alumni will find helpful. Check them out today! MANAGE YOUR TIME RescueTime RescueTime helps increase your productivity by monitoring how you … [ read more ]

Welcome to our New Board Member – Daniel Russell Sr.

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Winning Futures is excited to announce the election of one new board member – Daniel Russell Sr., Vice President of DEM Group in Sterling Heights, MI. Daniel Russell Sr. is a resident of Clarkston and an alumni of Michigan State University. He has been employed at DEM Group for over ten years. His areas of expertise … [ read more ]