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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Controlled chaos

Controlled chaos

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.

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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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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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A partner in Living United

A partner in Living United

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.

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