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Bridging the Digital Divide for Detroit Students

As the first step in addressing digital inequity within the city of Detroit, The Skillman Foundation, DTE Energy, Quicken Loans, Detroit Public Schools Community District, and the City of Detroit announced a $23-million investment to all 51,000 DPSCD students a computer tablet with high-speed LTE internet connectivity before the end of the school year.  

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The Case for College Now, More Than Ever

Program officer Ashley Aidenbaum writes about how we need to double-down on college now for Detroit students.

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Students, We Want to Share Your Thoughts

 
We want students to share their questions, concerns, fears, and ideas in the current climate for our #DetroitScholar campaign.

Learn how to get involved.

Help Us Celebrate Detroit Genius

To celebrate 60 years of service, The Skillman Foundation is seeking 60 Examples of Detroit Genius to share with our audiences.

Economic Lessons from the Pandemic

 
Michigan Future, Inc. president and co-founder Lou Glazer writes about the need to support the economic well-being of Michigan families during and after the pandemic.

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Student Input to Transform Classrooms

 
Eleanore Catolico of Chalkbeat Detroit interviewed Detroit students to learn how teachers can create a more impactful classroom environment.

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COVID-19 Response Fund Partner Profile: The Yunion

 
Communications fellow Mark Navarro writes about The Yunion's work in supporting Detroit's youth during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Community & Partner Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Students, Families, & Grant Partners

 
We have compiled a running list of resources to support Detroiters and the organizations that serve them.

See the list here.

High School Senior FAQ Media Kit

 
We've partnered with the Detroit College Access Network to provide partners with tools to answer high school seniors' questions in the midst of school closures.

Access the kit here.

Crisis Communications for Nonprofits & Foundations During COVID-19

 
The Communications Network Detroit hosted a webinar on crisis communications for nonprofits and foundations during COVID-19, featuring Ron Fournier of Truscott Rossman and Chris Perry, of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Watch the webinar recording.

PPP and SBA Fund Application Assistance

 
The Kresge Foundation provides a list of resources and information for Southeastern Michigan nonprofits looking for assistance navigating the Payroll Protection Program and SBA funds.

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