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Reuss, Emerson join Skillman Board of Trustees

July 17, 2014

The Skillman Foundation today made clear its commitment to impactful work that drives innovation and gets results with the appointment of two Detroit business sector leaders to its Board of Trustees: Mark Reuss, executive vice president, global product development, purchasing and supply chain at General Motors; and Bill Emerson, CEO of Quicken Loans.

Third class receives Promising Youth Legacy Awards

May 1, 2013

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. 

With new strategic vision, Skillman Foundation announces major staff reorganization

April 22, 2013

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.

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Tonya Allen: Quantifying hope for young men of color

By Tonya Allen Apr 17, 2015

As president & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, chair of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and co-chair of the nationally-focused Executive Alliance alongside Bob Ross from the California Endowment, I have the honor of being in a position to drive what’s happening locally, in my city of Detroit, as well as across the country. ... Read More

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