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2024 Corks & Forks a Huge Success

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When I realized what happened, all I could think of was, “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!” Chaired by Michelle Gardner, Vice President of Global Hardware, Systems & Integration at General Motors and supported by Pete Hockey of Ford Motor Company, Marcelo Conti of General Motors, and Scott Thiele of Stellantis, our annual fundraising … Read More »

$44,000 in scholarships awarded to 18 students, seven career mentors honored for their dedication, and all of our annual sponsors recognized for their generous support

2023 Awards Celebration Student photo
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We held our 29th Annual Awards Celebration on June 6, 2023, at Club Venetian in Madison Heights, and awarded $44,000 in scholarships to 18 students from our Workforce Prep program. We also honored seven career mentors for their five or ten year volunteer anniversary and recognized all of our sponsors … Read More »

Marcelo Conti, Executive Director, Interior, Exterior and Thermal, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors joins the Board of Directors

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We are pleased to announce that Marcelo Conti, executive director of Interior, Exterior and Thermal, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors, has joined our Board of Directors.  “I have been passionate about Winning Futures since I first heard of its mission to help local Detroit youth. As someone … Read More »

2021 Corks & Forks, A Roaring Good Time!

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Who doesn’t love a good party? Especially this year! Our 13th annual Corks & Forks event did not disappoint.  It was held on Tuesday, June 22 at the stunning Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester. The theme for this year’s event was a 1920’s Garden Party and the backdrop of the sprawling estate, manicured gardens and the beautifully set tables under the large white tent set the stage for a memorable evening. The highlight of … Read More »

Benny’s Superpower: Celebrating National Mentor Month

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He said, “I have a superpower.” I wasn’t sure if I heard him correctly. I thought to myself, “Did he say, ‘superpower?’ Is this guy crazy?” Feeling it necessary to get more information, but not sure I really wanted to know more, I nervously responded, “Really? What is it?” “I’m … Read More »

Winning Futures alumni – sign up for our College Success Coaching!  

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College isn’t easy, for anyone. Challenging class schedules, difficult assignments, living away from home, trying to figure out your career plan…it can easily overwhelm students, but it does not need to!   Our new College Success Coaching program will help former Winning Futures students and current Detroit Promise students overcome challenges college … Read More »

Past Winning Futures students – sign up for a mentor!

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Don’t let COVID-19 affect your student’s development and success. We have designed a monthly one-on-one virtual mentoring program for students who were in last year’s mentoring program. This community-based model is fun and free! Space is limited so register online today.  Students will be matched with their mentor from last year or … Read More »

Corks & Forks Raises $365,000

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Scott Thiele, head of purchasing and supply chain for FCA – North America, addresses guests at the 12th annual Corks & Forks, February 29, 2020. It was a perfect night – the wine was fantastic, the food was delicious, and our guests had a great time. Even better, we raised … Read More »