Getting a Great Start

Published Feb. 1, 2017: As a caregiver for six, Lorna Parks knows the importance of preparing children for success before they step foot inside a classroom. That's why she uses resources from United Way for Southeastern Michigan in her work as a child care provider.

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Putting power behind diplomas

Putting power behind diplomas

Published June 8, 2016: Through Linked Learning, students at Cody Medicine and Community Health Academy and all across the city of Detroit are learning real-world skills and being prepared for a successful life after graduation.

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Celebrating college success

Celebrating college success

Published May 24, 2016: Three students who have seen success in college spoke to soon-to-be college students during a panel discussion at the Detroit GradNation Summit.

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‘I can do this’

‘I can do this’

Published May 16, 2016: With the help of coaching at a Community Financial Center, Larry Hardy is now a proud homeowner.

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All hands on deck

All hands on deck

Published May 17, 2016: The GradNation Summit brought students, educators and the community together to solve Greater Detroit's biggest education issues and put all kids on the pathway to college and careers.

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Opportunity in diversity

Opportunity in diversity

Published April 11, 2016: When Younis Al Barmaki arrived in America with his family from Yemen in 2014, he spoke no English. Now, the 16-year-old sophomore at Hamtramck High School is a straight-A student who also works after school. His goal: To go to college and become an engineer.

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Caring for a community

Caring for a community

Published Jan. 28, 2016: When Tommeia Brown moved back to her hometown of River Rouge, she made a plan to improve her financial situation, and give back to the community she loves.

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Empowering parents

Empowering parents

Published Aug. 26, 2015: Do you know at what age your child should be making eye contact, drawing a straight line or cutting with scissors? By taking the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, parents can catch developmental delays in their young children and help them get back on track so they are ready for success on their first day of school.

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