The Skillman Foundation & The Parade Company Announce the Winner of the 29th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest

The Skillman Foundation and The Parade Company announced 8th grader John Baker IV, student at Bates Academy in Detroit, as the grand prize winner of the 29th Annual Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest for America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Gardner-White.   


A House Divided Cannot Stand

President & CEO Tonya Allen writes about the need to unite after the election to cultivate a better, stronger nation.


Our Community Wants Wayne Kids to Win

Vice president for organizational excellence and impact David R. McGhee reflects on the Wayne Kids Win! ballot initiative and current efforts to create a robust afterschool system for Wayne County youth.

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Unite Against the Pandemicand Not Against Each Other

A group of local women leaders—including Foundation president and CEO Tonya Allen and Trustees Lizabeth Ardisana, Denise Illitch, and Suzanne Shank—penned a letter calling for unity to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Opportunities for Youth & Partners

MNA's COVID Impact Study

The Michigan Nonprofit Association is asking for nonprofit leaders to share the impact of COVID-19 on their organizations.

Take the survey.

Community Learning Centers Survey

Every School Day Counts Detroit is offering Detroiters a chance to complete a survey to get a better understanding of community learning centers that already exist and organizations interested in creating them. 

Take the survey.

New Community Partner Map

The Detroit Public Schools Community District and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan have partnered to launch a new Community Partner Map. to show community members information about organizations across the city serving DPSCD students

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Seeking Perspectives of Unaccompanied Youth

Researchers are looking for youth ages 12 to 25 without stable housing to complete a survey on access to key services such as healthcare and shelter. 

View the survey.


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