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25 From 25: James Payne

January 23, 2019 , , ,

James Payne, Student, State University of New York Adirondack Winning Futures Class of 2017. Throughout his days at Madison High School in Madison Heights, James wasn’t focused or concerned about his future, coasting through classes with a C average. His mentor, Bob Foyt, retired senior director of maintenance and engineering… Read More


Celebrating 25 Years of Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce

January 21, 2019 , , ,

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are excited to rollout Workforce Prep, a cutting-edge experiential program that will expose students to businesses and new technologies while teaching them the humanistic – critical – soft skills they will need to be successful in a world filled with automation and artificial… Read More


Yazaki North America Executive, Manish Mehta, Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

December 12, 2018 ,

Manish Mehta is the acting global head of the General Motors Business Unit for Yazaki North America. Manish Mehta, acting global head of the General Motors Business Unit at Yazaki North America, has been elected to our Board of Directors. “Winning Futures is an impactful way to support Yazaki’s commitment… Read More


Every Dollar Matters… Right? Make Your 2018 Donation Today!

December 12, 2018 ,

  “Every dollar matters.” Ever heard this before? It’s a common phrase used by nonprofits. The idea is to convince you to open your wallet and make a donation, even if it’s a nominal amount. But does every dollar really matter? For the 2018-19 academic year, we are operating in… Read More


FCA Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Winning Futures

December 11, 2018 , ,

We are excited to announce that we've received a one-year $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support core expenses for local tenth graders who are participating in Workforce Prep – our in-school mentoring and leadership skills development… Read More


Magna Executive, Dino Nardicchio, Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

October 17, 2018 ,

Dino Nardicchio, global vice president of Advanced Technology Engineering for Magna Seating. Dino Nardicchio, global vice president of Advanced Technology Engineering for Magna Seating has been elected to the Winning Futures Board of Directors. “Winning Futures is an inspiring way to support Magna’s commitment to the communities where we live and… Read More


The Impact of Mentorship

October 15, 2018 ,

Fawjia Yeasmin, Winning Futures Class of 2018 and current freshman at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Do you remember what it was like preparing for life after high school? I do, and it wasn’t pretty. For me, the realization that whatever decisions I made would effect my life forever… Read More


Golfers Raise $140,000 at the 20th Annual Lear Golf Classic

September 18, 2018 , , ,

Our 20th Annual Lear Golf Classic raised more than $140,000 to support our new Workforce Prep program. You would think that on a rainy Monday the last thing anyone would want to do is spend the day golfing. This wasn’t the case for the 246 people who, with positive attitudes… Read More


Ford Executive, Matt Duffy, Joins Board of Directors

September 17, 2018 , ,

Matt Duffy, Global Director of Electrical and Electronics Purchasing, Ford Motor Company Matt Duffy, global director, Electrical and Electronics Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, has been elected to Winning Futures’ board of directors. Duffy’s 25-year career includes stops at IBM, Apple, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and Sonos. His more notable… Read More


Dresner Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Winning Futures

September 17, 2018 , ,

Career Program Associate, Katherine Morgan (center), with Winning Futures mentor, Mark O’Malley (bottom left), and students at Warren Mott High School. We are excited to announce that we received a two-year $150,000 grant award from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will support core expenses… Read More