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News & Stories

News & Stories

Stephanie Burnley-Hemphill, Co-CEO and General Manager at Devon Group, Joins Our Board of Directors

April 4, 2024

We are very pleased to announce that Stephanie Burnley-Hemphill, Co-CEO and general manager at Devon Group, has been elected to our Board of Directors. “My heart told me, ‘This is it,’” said Burnley-Hemphill. “I love the fact that Winning Futures helps students throughout their high school and college paths. I… Read More


2024 Corks & Forks a Huge Success

March 18, 2024

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


A career mentor’s Journey: From being nervous at the first session to beaming with pride at the last session, we will follow a group of volunteers throughout the year starting with this first of four blog series.

January 9, 2024

Career mentors are the most integral part of our work when connecting with high school and college students in our Workforce Prep and College Success Mentoring program. For new career mentors, the process of getting started can feel like they are embarking on the unknown. Some also feel nervous about… Read More


We’re celebrating 30 years of empowering students to succeed and we’re ready for the next 30!

September 26, 2023

A message from President and CEO, Kristina Marshall, 1994-95 Winning Futures alum:  It’s hard to believe, but the 2023-24 school year marks the 30th anniversary of our Workforce Prep program. Here’s a quick look at how we started, where we are today, and the direction we’re headed. Thiry years ago,… Read More


Angelica Tibbitts’ dream is coming true. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and now she’s about to graduate from college.

September 25, 2023

For many people, breaking the cycle of poverty seems impossible. For Angelica Tibbitts, it’s her dream and it’s coming true. High school can be a difficult time for teenagers. While many struggle with relationships, homework, or what to wear to school, for Angelica, it was more like, “Where am I… Read More


Samer Alzuhairi has an electric future. He plans to attend college or trade school and study electrical engineering, then work as an electrician.

September 20, 2023

In five to ten years, Samer Alzuhairi will be the guy you call to rewire your house or fix that light switch that, no matter how many times you try, it won’t turn on! He has a vision and a plan, and with help from his career mentor, Jason Hurley,… Read More


Celebrating 25 Years of our Golf Classic and $135,000 raised

September 20, 2023

We held our 25th Annual Golf Classic at Indianwood Country Club on Monday September 11, 2023. Over 250 golfers came out to support us and enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and networking with senior business executives. With help from our partners and sponsors, we raised $135,000 at this year’s… Read More


For Josh Hudson, seeing is believing. He’s on track to graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering.

September 19, 2023

Josh Hudson is a junior at the University of Michigan where he’s studying electrical engineering. After earning his degree, he hopes to work in the electrical engineering field, then one day give back by volunteering in an organization like ours. He has a vision for his future, which he clearly… Read More


Our most important ingredient: 2022-23 Career Mentors

September 19, 2023

If you ask pastry chefs to identify the most important cake ingredient, you’ll likely get a variety of answers. Many will say it’s the flour. Some might say it’s the eggs. And others might say it’s butter, sugar, salt, or a variety of other things. When it comes to our… 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

July 7, 2023 , ,

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