News & Stories

News & Stories


December 3, 2013

Giving Tuesday is a day set aside to remind us to give back, be generous, volunteer for a local charity or donate to a local cause. Over 6,300 charities, corporations, politicians and foundations from around the world have come together on this day to celebrate the idea of compassion, giving… Read More

Hiring a part-time clerk!

November 27, 2013

We are hiring a part-time clerk starting in January.  Please see the attached job description for details including how to (and not to) submit your resume!     Read More

Crain’s Best Managed Nonprofit 2013

November 25, 2013

Winning Futures succeeds with growth strategy crafted amid the recession Winner: President and CEO Kristina Marshall By Sherri Welch (Reprinted with permission from Crain’s Detroit Business) When other nonprofits were making cuts to their programs and staff during the recession, mentoring agency Winning Futures was doing exactly the opposite. In… Read More

Mentor + Mentee = Impact!

November 21, 2013

Recognizing others, inspiring them to excellence in school, career, or in life doesn’t take a lot of extra time; it takes compassion, perspective, and vision. Scott Barh, Winning Futures Mentor at Pontiac Academy For Excellence is a perfect example.   When asked about his mentoring experience Scott of Chrysler said;… Read More

Cost of College

November 14, 2013

A new report from the College Board, the group that owns the SAT test, finds costs at four-year public schools posted the smallest increase in more than 30 years, up 2.9 percent -- the bad news, federal aid for undergraduates declined by 9 percent over a two-year period and the… Read More

Bennie’s Backpacks

October 24, 2013

35 Winning Futures' students at Butcher Community HS received backpacks from SRG Global's annual Bennie's Backpacks. The backpacks were stuffed with the essential school supplies needed for academic success. SRG Global values the importance of serving a greater purpose in their community! Bennie's Backpacks is a tribute to a SRG… Read More

Sam Cupp Impact Award

October 11, 2013

Nominate a local business person for the Sam Cupp Impact Award. In honor of our amazing founder, Sam Cupp, Winning Futures will award one businessman and one businesswoman with the Sam Cupp Impact Award at our February 8, 2014 Corks & Forks event. As a successful business owner, Sam created… Read More

GM Cares

October 3, 2013

General Motors recognizes that giving employees an opportunity to mentor through their job provides many valuable benefits. Benefits to the Employee • Improves performance • Increases job satisfaction, attitude and morale • Encourages teamwork • Promotes leadership and skill development Benefits to the Corporation • Builds brand awareness and affinity… Read More

Tips to Know

September 24, 2013

  Business Tips on Networking Question: At a networking event, you should... Answer: Ask questions relevant to your business that engages people. Create a 30-second networking/elevator pitch that includes a question relevant to your business.   Resources Video: Business Tips from Kris - Valuable tips on how to maximize your time at a… Read More

Only a Few Slots Remain

September 18, 2013

We are excited about building many positive relationships this year through mentoring. Winning Futures students will benefit greatly from working with a diverse group of mentors representing a wide variety of occupations, ages and ethnicities. Volunteers throughout metro Detroit are demonstrating their compassion for youth by taking one hour a… Read More