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Call for Nominations: 60 Examples of Detroit Genius

To celebrate 60 years of service, The Skillman Foundation is looking for nominations of Detroit youth for our 60 Examples of Detroit Genius social media campaign. The campaign will showcase the variety of talents possessed by young Detroiters.

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Our Committment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

 
To celebrate our commitment and our team, Skillman Foundation staff and trustees recently recited our DEI policy statement on video.
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The Skillman Foundation Announces Team Member Promotions

 
The Foundation is honored to announce the recent promotions of David R. McGhee, Ashley Aidenbaum, and Simone Searles.
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2020 Call For Collaboration: Request for Proposals

Requests for Proposals are open through January 27 for the 2020 Call For Collaboration grants for youth-serving organizations working in or with afterschool program providers in Detroit.


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Restorative Practices Expand to Reform School Discipline

 
Program officer Matthew Hoerauf discusses the Detroit Public Schools Community District's investment in restorative practices to improve practice, climate, and culture.

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11 College Bound Detroit Schools Selected, Begin Implementation

 
Ashley Aidenbaum, program officer, writes about the Detroit College Access Network's plan to develop and implement a data-driven strategy to increase postsecondary success and access.

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Youth Authored: Literacy Case

 
Detroit graduate Imani Harris reflects on students' right to a high-quality education in Michigan.

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Every School Day Counts Detroit Expands to Address Chronic Absence across Detroit

 
Last year, ESDC-D brought new members into the coalition and increased messaging to students and families, writes program officer Matthew Hoerauf.

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Over $1M in Mini-Grants Deployed for 2020 Census

 
Grants across Michigan are designated to educate residents and students about the Census and increase participation in historically underserved communities.

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Data Show Decrease in Violence in Detroit’s 48205 Zip Code

 
Reducing the impact of exposure to and engagement in youth violence that can be future-limiting is crucial, writes Matthew Hoerauf, program officer.

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DERP Releases Report on Persistently Present Students

 
The study is a critical next step to inform the efforts of DPSCD, charters, and community partners in efforts to create a school-going culture in Detroit.

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Events & Opportunities

Pitch U Student Internship

 
High school students will have an opportunity to compete and win up to $1,000 for an Entrepreneurial Investment or Academic Scholarship starting January 18.

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MLK Day of Services

 
The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program is hosting a day of service to board up vacant homes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20).

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Student Leaders Program Application

 
Bank of America is accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors for their Student Leaders program. Participants are awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

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JTB Summer Legal Institute

 
Just The Beginning is accepting applications from high school students for its Summer Legal Institute in Detroit.

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Manufacturing Boot Camps

 
Matrix Human Services is offering Manufacturing Boot Camp trainings to anyone 18 and older interested in manufacturing careers.

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Data Toolkit for Social Good

 
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation offers a free toolkit to aid social change organizations in using data to further their missions.

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DCC Sound the Siren

 
Join the Detroit Crime Commission as they “Sound the Siren” to raise money to help extinguish human trafficking

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