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News & Stories

News & Stories

Comerica Bank and Detroit Lions Team Up to Empower Metro Detroit Youth

October 10, 2019 ,

We now have an entirely new reason – a very good one – to root for the Detroit Lions! Through the Comerica Bank First Down partnership, we will receive a $100 donation from Comerica for every Lions’ first down at home games during the 2019 regular season. Through the fifth… Read More


Over $155K Raised at Our 21st Annual Golf Classic

October 10, 2019 , ,

Our 21st Annual Winning Futures Golf Classic raised more than $155,000 to support our new Workforce Prep program. It was a beautiful day for golfing on Monday, September 9, 2019, at the historic Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, MI. Over 240 people attended the 21st Annual Winning… Read More


25 From 25: Richard Russell

September 18, 2019 , , ,

Richard Russell, Student, Eastern Michigan University, Winning Futures Class of 2018 When Richard was a student at Warren Mott High School, he wasn’t sure about his goals or how to achieve them. He was a shy kid who lacked self-esteem and male role models in his life. That changed when… Read More


25 From 25: Brittani Lipsey

September 18, 2019 , , ,

Brittani Lipsey, Student, University of Michigan, Winning Futures Class of 2018 As a student at Harper Woods High School, Brittani struggled with knowing what she would do after graduating. Her mentor, Regine Bile, manager at General Motors, helped her create a vision for her future and craft a strategic five-year… Read More


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