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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.
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.
Feb 26, 2015
This is Detroit. Where education conversations quickly devolve into a this-against-that rhetoric. Where one governance style is always pitted against another, and where schools must compete for too-few students. It’s not a place where you see different districts working together often. But again, this is Detroit. Where educators from all types of schools are absolutely committed to improving student outcomes. And where that common ground is bringing people together in uncommon ways. ... Read More