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Historic Panel of State Leaders Recommend Strategies for Michigan Educational Results

 
Launch Michigan team members have chosen three simple core priorities to underlie all its work: Preparing graduates, ensuring rapid improvement, and closing equity gaps.
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2020 Call For Collaboration: Request for Proposals

The Skillman Foundation is accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) through January 27, 2020 for its 2020 Call For Collaboration grants for Detroit youth-serving organizations working in or with afterschool program providers in the city.

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Poverty Solutions finds Undercount of Homeless Kids in Detroit, Across Michigan

 
A new referral system between Detroit shelters and schools aims to better serve homeless students across the city and give them access to resources.

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‘Unlikely’ documentary highlights barriers in college completion

 
The film, produced with support from The Kresge Foundation, explores challenges some students face in finishing their degree programs.

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Photo by Cybelle Codish for The Kresge Foundation

Michigan kids are going to school traumatized — and teachers lack training, resources to help

 
Former Detroit Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley has studied how trauma impacts how children learn. Children In Crisis explores the problem and solutions.

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Events & Opportunities

2nd Annual Distinguished Lecture in Urban Education

 
Join the Wayne State University College of Education's Kaplan Center for Research on Urban Education on January 8 for a lecture and on the role of philanthropy in urban education reform, featuring The Skillman Foundation's Punita Dani Thurman.

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ComNet Detroit: New Year's Resolutions

 
ComNet Detroit's January 10 event features Joanne Krell of Defy Communication discussing how to bring energy to your career as a social change communicator.

More details to come soon.

In the News

The Skillman Foundation office will be closed from December 24 to January 2.

Happy Holidays!
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