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

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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.

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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.

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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 »

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

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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

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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 »

May Thao is learning important life and job readiness skills while planning for her future. Her career mentor is helping her along the way.

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  May Thao is a senior at Pontiac Academy for Excellence and in the third year of our Workforce Prep program. With help from her career mentor, Lida Kuehne, supplier quality development at General Motors, May has developed some important decision-making skills and is preparing for her future. May met … Read More »

Denzel Lane wants to be a veterinarian or car design engineer. With help from his career mentor, he’ll figure it out.

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  Denzel Lane is a 16-year-old student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. He recently completed his first year (10th grade) in our Workforce Prep program and an internship at General Motors. He’s motivated and thriving. As a student in our program, Denzel was matched with local businessman Phillip … Read More »

Mohammad Zaman is in our College Success Mentoring program and on his way to becoming a user experience designer.

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  Mohammad Zaman is entering his senior year at Michigan State University (MSU), working towards a Bachelor of Science in computer science and his dream of becoming a user experience designer. He’s focused, motivated, and doing quite well; but it hasn’t always been like this for Mohammad. “I was a … Read More »

Career Mentors: How Monica Labe helped Lourin Younan achieve her dream.

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Monica listened intently to an anxious high school student who described a “rudderless” feeling hanging over her like a cloud. The student was worried about not knowing what to do after graduation or how to begin the college search process. Monica knew she could help. This is a common scenario … Read More »

Dreams are worth supporting.

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In 2021, we launched our pilot College Success Mentoring program (CSM) for students who completed our high school program and are now enrolled in community colleges, universities, trade schools, or apprenticeships. In the CSM program, students are paired with a college success mentor for monthly one-hour video calls and discussion … Read More »