Slide 1 - Hiring
Slide 2 - Career Mentors Needed
Slide 3 - Golf Social
Slide 4 - TheVision2023 Outcomes Report

30th Anniversary Awards Celebration: $30,000 in scholarships awarded to 16 students; Seven students celebrated for graduating from college; 16 volunteers honored for their five or ten-year career mentoring anniversary.

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Our 30th Anniversary Awards Celebration was absolutely loaded with good news. Held at Club Venetian in Madison Heights on June 10, more than 200 people gathered to bear witness to the amazing accomplishments our students have achieved and the generous support we receive from our volunteer career mentors and annual … Read More »

Stephanie Burnley-Hemphill, Co-CEO and General Manager at Devon Group, Joins Our Board of Directors

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We are very pleased to announce that Stephanie Burnley-Hemphill, Co-CEO and general manager at Devon Group, has been elected to our Board of Directors. “My heart told me, ‘This is it,’” said Burnley-Hemphill. “I love the fact that Winning Futures helps students throughout their high school and college paths. I … Read More »

2024 Corks & Forks a Huge Success

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When I realized what happened, all I could think of was, “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!” Chaired by Michelle Gardner, Vice President of Global Hardware, Systems & Integration at General Motors and supported by Pete Hockey of Ford Motor Company, Marcelo Conti of General Motors, and Scott Thiele of Stellantis, our annual fundraising … Read More »

A career mentor’s Journey: From being nervous at the first session to beaming with pride at the last session, we will follow a group of volunteers throughout the year starting with this first of four blog series.

Male mentor with male student in classroom
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Career mentors are the most integral part of our work when connecting with high school and college students in our Workforce Prep and College Success Mentoring program. For new career mentors, the process of getting started can feel like they are embarking on the unknown. Some also feel nervous about … Read More »

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 »