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.
Family life is a whirlwind for Paul and Ayana Potts and their six children, but they make it all work through love, scheduling, meditation — and a little help from United Way for Southeastern Michigan's Bib to Backpack resources.
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.
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.
Published April 28, 2015: We love celebrating partners who Live United — partners like General Motors. Their GM Student Corps in our Turnaround High Schools allows students to work on community service projects while learning important life skills to prepare them for college and the job market.