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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 »

Tim Mailley, Global Head of Ford Business at Yazaki North America, Joins Board of Directors

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  We are honored to welcome Tim Mailley, vice president – global head of Ford business unit at Yazaki North America has joined our Board of Directors. “There’s very little that separates people, but circumstances and available resources can make a difference,” said Mailley. “I’m inspired by the opportunity to be … Read More »

2022 Corks & Forks a Smash Hit!

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Our annual Corks & Forks gala was a smash hit this year! After a brief COVID-related hiatus, we returned to The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on March 12 where we were joined by a sold-out crowd of 200 guests. The event was chaired by Pete Hockey, global commodity director – … Read More »

Celebrating our Awesome Mentors this National Mentoring Month

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National Mentoring Month brings us the opportunity to recognize the power of one-on-one relationships that help young people find and follow their passions, identify interesting career paths, and pursue their dreams.  While our mentors all come from the Metro Detroit community and represent a wide range of industries, there’s one common thread … Read More »

Student Spotlight: Thai Morris, Entrepreneur and Full-Time Web Developer

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When Thai Morris, web developer at Walker-Miller Energy Services, graduated from Cass Tech in 2014, he had a plan and a strong passion for computer programing. Did he know that he would continue on to become an entrepreneur and full-time web developer? Maybe. But what he didn’t know is that … Read More »

Todd Kennedy, Vice President Global GM Seating at Lear, Joins Board of Directors

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We are pleased to announce that Todd Kennedy has joined our Board of Directors. Todd is the vice president global GM seating at Lear. “Being a father, I understand the importance and desire to prepare teens to be self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Through education and mentoring we can … Read More »

Our Students Are Excelling – Your Support Matters, Donate Today!

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With help from donors, students from our Workforce Prep program are excelling. Make your 2021 donation today! Amaya Davis was in our program at Warren Mott High School for three years. She just started her freshman year at Oakland Community College where she will study marketing. “I was struggling. I … Read More »

Rain proves no match for positive attitude at the 2021 Golf Classic.

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The day started great. 260 golfers convened at Indianwood Country Club in Lake Orion for some golf, networking, and a whole bunch of fun while raising support for students in our Workforce Prep program.   See pics from our 2021 Golf Classic! Guests started arriving by 8:30 a.m. After checking in, getting their complimentary dozen … Read More »

Empowering, Zoom Conquering – These are our Mentors

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  Our mentors come from every nook and cranny in the Metro Detroit business world. From small mom and pop shops to large international corporations, you’ll find in our ranks everything from entrepreneurs to presidents. One thing they all have in common is this – they’re making a real and … Read More »