News & Announcements
T he Coleman A. Young Foundation has announced 10 Detroit high school students who have won the 2013 Skillman Promising Youth Legacy Awards. The program, which began in 2011 to celebrate The Skillman Foundation’s 50 th anniversary, pays promising students up to $10,000 in college scholarships.
The Skillman Foundation has adopted a new strategic framework and is announcing several staff changes that reflect that renewed vision for its work for Detroit children. Those new appointments include 11 internal promotions, including three new vice presidents.
Skillman Foundation announces new strategic vision for preparing Detroit children for college, career and life
After an intense, six-month strategic planning process, the Foundation has a new framework to share for how it will continue and strengthen its work to improve outcomes for Detroit’s children. It builds on the Foundation’s founding mission and years of work in Detroit, especially the last seven years of collaboration with Detroit neighborhoods and schools, and the process involved input from many stakeholders across the Foundation’s grantee portfolio and throughout the community.
Mar 05, 2014
Last week, I stood in the East Room of the White House alongside my colleague, senior program officer Robert Thornton, as President Barack Obama’s made a historic announcement, introducing the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. This initiative will devote an addition $200 million to efforts to improve outcomes for boys of color. ... Read More