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News & Stories

Shirley Joins Our Team!

August 20, 2019 ,

Shirley Russell joined our team in late July as our new classroom assistant. She brings with her more than 30 years of education-related experience including the Harper Woods School District where she taught, engaging students in hands-on science and STEM activities, and as a member of the Ferndale School District… Read More


Health Alliance Plan Executive, Margaret Anderson, Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

August 20, 2019 , ,

Margaret Anderson is the senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Health Alliance Plan. We are excited to announce that Margaret Anderson, senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Health Alliance Plan (HAP), has been elected to the Winning Futures Board of Directors. “I’m… Read More


25 From 25: Alyssa Bacha

August 15, 2019 , , ,

Alyssa Bacha, Sales Director, LoanCraft, Winning Futures Class of 1998 When Alyssa was a student at Cousino High School, she struggled to envision what she wanted for her future. With help from her Winning Futures facilitator, Laurie Tarter, she assessed her skills and interests and created a resume and five-year… Read More


25 From 25: Tom Zara

August 14, 2019 , , ,

Tom Zara, Tutor and Business Owner, Zara Tutoring, Winning Futures Class of 2001 While a student at Warren Mott High School, Tom had a series of surgeries that limited his mobility and affected his motivation. With help from his Winning Futures mentor, Tom learned about goal setting, overcoming adversity, and… Read More


25 From 25: Hollie Gilmore

July 30, 2019 , , , ,

Hollie Gilmore, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Winning Futures Class of 2000 As a teen at Warren Mott High School, Hollie struggled with depression and low self-esteem. She knew college would be great for her but didn’t have the money. Classroom facilitator and Warren Consolidated Schools teacher,… Read More


25 From 25: Matthew Alexander

July 30, 2019 , , , ,

Matthew Alexander, Student, Wayne State University Winning Futures Class of 2017 Matthew was a smart kid who didn’t prioritize school when he was a student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. His mentor Jack Dolan, executive vice president of the Americas at A2Mac1 - Automotive Benchmarking, inspired Matthew to… Read More


25 From 25: Joe Owens

June 18, 2019 , , , ,

Joe Owens, Senior Representative - Vending Service Center, MSC Industrial Supply, Winning Futures Class of 2003 At a young age, Joe Owens was forced to take on more adult responsibilities than he could reasonably handle. His parents’ relationship was falling apart, leaving him to take care of his autistic younger… Read More


25 From 25: Dipita Das

June 14, 2019 , , , ,

Dipita Das, Student, University of Michigan Winning Futures Class of 2017 Dipita’s family immigrated to the U.S. in 2000. As the only fluent English-speaking person at home, Dipita’s responsibilities included helping her siblings with homework, translating for her parents, and making sure bills got paid. She struggled to balance the… Read More


Gold, Rice, Hamilton, and WCS Recognized!

June 13, 2019 , , ,

Pictured top left to bottom right: Mike Boguth - Hamilton Chevrolet, Susan Trombley - Warren Consolidated Schools, Les Gold - American Jewelry and Loan, Scott Rice - Powerlink Construction. What does a pawn shop owner, a car dealership, an educator, and a businessman all have in common? They all received… Read More


25th Anniversary Awards Celebration a Huge Success

May 22, 2019 , , ,

Alumni Cupp-Hamilton Scholarship winners pictured left to right: Mario Hanna, Austin Brown, Katie Filion, Jose House, Jr, Mark Daiowd, and Brittani Lipsey. “I can frankly say that Winning Futures is strong. It’s unique. It’s built right. And it has the drivers behind it with the Winning Futures staff and all… Read More