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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Coolers are being replaced with hydration stations that markets gravy academy on the city's east side Tony Allen is president and CEO of the Skillman foundation because you can tell from be a planner Detroit none of our children are exempt from if they're an old buildings with old pipes that there are all kind of leakages and the eyes happenings she says the put the bigger spotlight on failing school infrastructure across the entire state free kids hair cuts today to honor a fallen police officer lieutenant Elaine Williams was murdered in June she started the free back to school hair cuts in ponytails program last year with a four one one therapy today the Detroit police department sixth precinct will honor her memory with an event from noon to three kids ages five to fourteen it's at the sixth district along Plymouth road just west of the south field freeway and a northern Michigan girl is helping kids in need by raising money to buy them bikes eight year old Piper shoe Mar of Trevor city has been collecting pop bottles and cans that timber ridge R. V. and recreation resort and it's not twenty nine bike so far that are being donated to toys for tots her mom Kim says Piper was born with a non functioning colon but is now healthy and have like over twenty procedures and surgery then so to be able to be given this gift of hell she now wants to be able to hill and turn go you know not only does the gift of kids getting healthy but she wants to be able to share her love of biking without Piper who races bikes collects the pop cans several hours a week it here Beth Fisher WWJ newsradio nine fifty WWJ news time eleven thirteen it we will check sports were Tony Ortiz that's coming up next.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"Family i have to say is so generous not only with their money but with their time and i found through the different volunteer opportunities that i've taken advantage of it's just so rewarding we're huge into the cody rouge neighborhood so we have a week dedicated to not only painting classrooms but also cleaning up some of the debris and the and the brush and things like that in the cody rouge neighborhood and we partner with d._t. and with skillman foundation and with quicken loans and that was great partners and when you go back year after year you see sustain change those neighborhoods i attended a breakfast this morning with doug and he talked about the neighborhoods in how he remains very committed to improving he's real happy downtown's doing great but the neighborhoods are really really important particularly for the folks that live there speaking of neighborhoods and volunteering i know you're on the board i mentioned layla high school they're one of our partners we we provided a grant that helped renovate their kitchen so rather than the the young men having lunch brought in i think they have three meals a day that those are being prepared right there and it's also helping the community maybe do some skills in culinary and so we're delighted to be a partner with my well thank you very much for your contribution it's greatly appreciated and you know loyal is a special place there's about one hundred and forty students they're all all-male and you know the generally arrive at the school two or three grade levels behind and our goal is to turn that around we're very proud that nine years in a row we've had one hundred percent college acceptance we just celebrate did nine years and years in a row all one hundred one hundred percent of the of the graduating seniors are accepted to college and i hand without loyola in the in the attention they get most of those kids count as probably true of yeah and so we we're proud of that we're we're saying goodbye to our president of seven years father mark mark's creepy moving on but we're delighted to add a gentleman by the name of dave smith who he's a native detroiter he moved away thirty years ago and he went and had a great career with johnson and johnson comes back to detroit bought a place in brush park wants to give back he and his wife are here and he starts on july one in his new role as the president of oil so things are looking very good for and and so we'll have him on the show sometimes that would be fantastic so we're talking with terry rattigan from general motors and terry since your job is so integrated and diverse what's one thing that you do or response before that might surprise our listeners let's the i'm in charge of internal communications for all of our salaried employees throughout the throughout the world and so i actually have responsibility for the for the the operations outside of of the u._s. but really employee communications especially at a time like we're going through here with the transformation of our industry transformation of our company the more you can educate the the employees about the the critical factors going on in the business the more engaged they're going to be the more they feel like they're going to contribute right so and technology has made that a little easier to do worldwide think so yes everyone just about everyone has a smartphone either company issued or their own and so there's ton of ways for employees to get critical information about the business through their handheld device and and i i have a general motors car and i love the app that tells me when i need service how my tires are how much gas i have i can start my car remotely i mean it's just awesome and i love the to terry thank you very much for being larry kids it's my pleasure and we're going to have your back and and keep our listeners posted on a great work general motors and yourself for doing thank you for everything you do for the community it's my pleasure thank you that was terry rattigan executive director of communication operations and corporate giving g._m. and coming up next we'll hear from ed is managing director and marketing director at bank of america private thing when caring for kids continues here on the great voice of the great lakes news talk seven sixty w._j._r. the dawn patrol the twilight finish going to school and let the big dog eat for those of us that really love golf we tend.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"Once again, here's Frank. Well, we're joined now up here on mackinac island by a longtime friend, Doug Rothwell the presidency yellow business leaders for Michigan and how many years for you at this. This is my twenty-seventh Frank. That's, that's I can't believe you're that old. I'm I'm that old feeling more every day. Welcome to the club. So, so what, what are you focusing on up here this year? Well, you know, roads in education, right? When we look at the issues that are left for Michigan to get from where we are to where we want to be. Those are the two big ones that stand out. What do business leaders tell you about the education in our state, and the talent pool? That's available to them after the kids graduate go to college. Don't quote a color. Just not enough. Right. Not enough educated talent were growing economy right now. And that's a good place to be. But we just don't have the pipeline of folks with a education beyond high school, either in technical, or frankly, even just the general studies areas to fill the number of jobs that were creating here in Michigan. So the teaching the wrong classes at college. Now, if you look at actually, the most high demand jobs over the next five ten years. Franken's a really good mix of folks from all different kinds of disciplines. We just don't have enough people right now we're our demographics are declining. So we have. Have a smaller pipeline going in and we don't have as many going on to either a bachelor's degree, or an associate's degree, or even getting certificates that we really need. And of course, we also have the issue of the kids that are coming out of high school. Just don't have the level of preparation that, even prepares them to do that, as well as we'd like Milan, a lot of the kids, you know, you can take that back to when they were preschool kidding. You know, exactly and and weren't able to, to read a writer do maths maybe some still can't do that. So it's been an issue that we've had in Michigan for awhile in about a year and a half ago. We started look at what other states about this. And the good news is other states, face similar problems, and they've recovered and are improving their scores. We've lagged we haven't gone down. So much as we've lagged. And so what we did is, we took a page out of their playbook and said, look, we need to share agenda commented Genda. We can't be fighting with each other over what education reforms to make. And so. A year ago, we put together this initiative called off Michigan chaired by myself Tanya Allen, from the skillman foundation in Paul Herbert from the a and we've got twenty some stakeholders around the table trying to develop that playbook going forward. Policies. A lot more reasonable than some of her predecessors by Paul is terrific. I think she's a breath of fresh air. She calls it as it is. I mean, she's got her own interests, and I do too for the business community. But there's a lot of common ground here that we can reach. Well, I hope so, because this is this is how kids learn that the money doesn't grow on trees mean that's my parents. The money doesn't grow on trees, earn it. You got yourself for that. You have every opportunity to do it. Right. And we've got to give him that opportunity. Right. I mean, we've gotta make sure one of the things we've really gotten into this initiative is not only are we not achieving a state at the level that we'd like to, but there's particular problems for certain groups of students in our state, the achievement gap between folks that live in certain regions, or different come from different ethnic backgrounds is just way too wide, and we're not gonna succeed as a state, if we allow those things to continue. So the way we even fund education, I think, Frank, we're gonna have to change in the future to make sure that more of the money goes to the kids that needed the most rather than just the peanut butter spread of everybody gets the same thing and seventy five percent of the money goes to administrative costs and Desalegn. And, you know, that's of educators, as well as administrator. Those are dollars that don't get to the classroom. So I mean it's the structure, we've said a couple times it's not the educators fault. It's not the business communities fault. We do have a structural. Problem now in Michigan. We've got a lot more school districts than other states. Do we have a lot of a lot more charter schools and other states? Doing all that costs money to maintain that those dollars. We'd rather. See go in the classroom. All right. Let me ask you before you go about the National Academy, which has just been booming, you know, unemployment lowest level in fifty years. Kidding me three percent growth, almost every quarter. Now, what are you feeling here in our state has the head? Good. It's hard excusing. It's hard to continue the percentage growth rate. You know, as you as your bottom number goes up, your base goes up. It's harder to keep the growth rate at the same level. It's been. But I think that everybody that I talked to is still very optimistic about Michigan. The big cloud on the horizon is this trade issue nationally, if that really blows into a full-scale trade war, who knows right? But I mean for right now at least the next year people feeling pretty good, even with the proposed increase in taxes on gasoline and. Our folks are embracing. We feel. We've gotta fix the roads and it's going to make our state more competitive if we do. All right. Say like it is great to see you,.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Nine fifteen. Attorney general William Barr says he will allow congress to view special counsel, Robert Muller's report with nothing redacted other than grand jury information. CBS news special report CBS news, special report, no evidence of obstruction. Only cooperation attorney general William bar has just given his assessment of Robert Muller's full Russia report ahead of its public. Release the president took no act that in fact, deprive the special counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation are says read the four hundred pages shows, Mr. Trump did nothing to try to alter the outcome. President confirmed that in the interest of transparency and full disclosure to the American people he would not assert privilege over the special counsel's report news, political consultant, Leonard Steinhorn, bedded in his entire press conference was the notion that President Trump's narrative of this whole thing has been accurate all along that he has been to some extent victim of his political opponents in the media dish committee. Jerry, Nadler has just tweeted saying lawmakers can't take the attorney general's word for it. They need to read the report for themselves. CBS news special report, I'm Deborah Rodriguez. And you're listening to w w j NewsRadio nine fifty new at this hour regional leaders are talking about Detroit's future this morning during a pancakes in politics discussion, w w j said he beat reporter. Vicki Thomas reports live and local diversity and inclusion was a big topic today. Good morning. Vicky. The morning Jackie. And that was one of the question put to the panelists including Gary Torgau of Chemical Bank. Does the city of Detroit have a problem when it comes to diversity and inclusion I've been here a long time. He is company really believe that an order for Detroit to succeed. It needs to be inclusive at needs to be diverse at needs to give out profanity. Not just the people who are coming in from out of state to our local traders give jobs don't come back to treat four Detroiters. We're going to have a real issue in the future. Tanya Allen is president of the skillman foundation and not be equitable without talking about how empower in my opinion is the ability to rewrite the rules, and we need some role rewriting in the city. And she goes on to say, how can you be in a majority African American city of say that we ought to include.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Six pm ministers will pray and distribute crosses to everyone who drives up to the south entrance of the church located on twelve mile road. Just so busy to parents are working these days this way of making Heim of prayer time of looking to God at high renewal easier. For people is the church's job. We're supposed to stand up in inspire people to be grateful to reach into their deepest selves to love and be loved. And that's what we are trying to do when we offer our friend driveway for prayer. That's. Very Reverend Chris ya rector at Saint David's Detroit's future a hot topic at the pancakes and politics counts this morning downtown. We get more live and local from WW. Jay's city beat reporter. Vicki thomas. Good morning. Vicky. Yeah. Good morning, Tom. We are here at the DAC for pancakes and politics forum number two of the season. And the theme this morning is of you from the top regional leaders discuss Detroit's future. The panel includes Tanya Allen of the skillman foundation, Gary Torgau of Chemical Bank, which is of course, building its new headquarters here in downtown Detroit. We also have David Lewis of AT and T Michigan and Rick divorce of PNC Bank. So it should be a pretty interesting discussion here this morning reporting live and local in downtown Detroit. Vicki Thomas, WW, Jane, NewsRadio nine fifty w j news time seven thirty five. Federal prosecutors have charged sixty medical.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Cooling electrical weather center, maybe spring, but there are still cold air to be had. And it's currently changing our storm over to some wet snow Levi coating to an inch before it ends by the middle of the night. Leftover clouds late deputies plunging well down into the twenties to watch for what surfaces becoming icy if not treated at end up for tomorrow, brisk cold day, clouds and sun, high thirty seven Monday, not as chilly mostly sunny skies and a high of forty seven Tuesday, another ten degrees. Here we get well into the fifties with clouds and sunshine Wednesday looks nice partly sunny, high fifty nine this is Accu weather meteorologists Dave Bowers on WJ NewsRadio nine v. Snow flurries. Thirty three degrees in wall lake thirty six in canton, light snow fog and mist at Detroit metro thirty four degrees. That has traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the HR next update nine twenty eight. How on NewsRadio nine fifty. Saturday evening. I'm Dana Clark top stories at nine twenty a university of South Carolina student is dead. After making a mistake. Anyone could make we believe that she simply mistakenly got into this particular car thinking it was a new garage. She opened the door and got into and departed with the suspect driving. Samantha Joseph son was found dead Friday one person is in custody. Sterling heights. Pastor will stand trial for the death of a transgender woman. Albert weather's is accused of shooting and killing Kelly sto as she was walking down a Detroit street. Prosecutors argue the motive was money, but the defense says it was an accident Detroit public schools, updating their curriculum and teacher development for the K through eight classrooms in partnership with the skillman foundation superintendent and Nikolai DD says it's not only brings their classrooms up to speed.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"And other measles. Exposure location has been added to the list this time in McComb county. Health officials say anyone who went to the Bank of America on Romeo plank on March nineteenth between noon and two may have been subjected to the virus those details in our next half hour also ahead, President Trump announced he would approve three hundred million dollars in funding for the Great Lakes at his rally in Grand Rapids this evening. He also responded to the results of the Muller investigation, there collusion delusion is over. More with CBS news at eleven thirty this just into the WW J newsroom. Police say they have found the car of a missing Washington county father outside of church in Belleville. That's according to multiple reports Marcus SPF superior township went missing on Monday. When he did not show up for work for the first time in thirty years reports indicate Belleville police are working to get a warrant to search the car. If you have any info, you're asked to call the wash county sheriff's office. There's a new national partnership in Detroit schools to boost literacy for the city students more from WW J's, Ron Dewey, Tanya Allen as CEO and president of the skillman foundation and partner with Detroit public schools in developing the model Detroit project, a more rigorous reading language arts curriculum for grades K through eight she likes what a provides for teachers as far as tools and support. They need to make the lesson. In plants and teachers buy into the program. She says, so we'll students so when you bring those things together, we.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"And how they turn out. But dick made that observation that. You know, I hadn't thought about it dick until you brought it up could have been Alamo Elliot's chairman, and I am majoring. He wouldn't I am certain. He wouldn't have put out a full page ad like the one I was criticizing yesterday. Chairman of the of a Boeing writes his first name just to signature of his first name come on. You kidding me? You're talking about three hundred plus people who died, and he's wants to be buddy buddy with us. Yeah. It's it's just a really tough time. You know, Alan came to Detroit at a time when we really needed him and really helped us get helped Ford and really helped our communities so happy to have him. Sorry that what's going on in this former company this, by the way, helping you guys have helped out in the community. You've had a great deal of involvement. I touched on it a little bit with Steven Stein. Our the chairman president CEO of Huntington. Why don't you give us a little bit more about how how this is working now in the strategic neighborhood fund? Actually, we're really excited about the neighborhood. So there's ten neighborhoods and Tonga's coming on. But one of the things I'm not sure I can say this, but I'm going to anyway, so Huntington is actually gonna be involved in the Warren Cody Rouge neighborhood. I don't think that those are announced but Tanya and the skillman foundation is involved in the Codey Rouge, Warren Dale neighborhood. So is. Alone. So we're really excited to partner with the residents of Cody Rouge one day off and make a difference that they want in their neighborhood. Not what we want what they want and their needs. That's what I love about the strategic neighborhood part public private partnership. It's about what the residents need for work for play for walking, you know, just basic human needs like groceries and shopping, and so whatever their needs are. That's what we wanna do is deliver it, and so we as long as several other organizations. Our commitment is a million dollars a year for five years and the foundations are engaged other. Private companies are engaged. It's it's gonna make a difference. We have to get to the neighborhoods, and we have to revive the neighborhoods as the residents want them. We're going to get more into that with Tanya Allen coming up in about well about three minutes from now president and. CEO of the skillman foundation. We're here at Huntington banks twenty nine thousand nine economic outlook breakfast after Detroit athletic club. Sandy Pearce of Huntington Bank is co-hosting. She bought this opportunity at Mitch Albom say Detroit radiothon. We're thrilled to have her with us. And we'll continue in a moment here at seven forty..

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"How are you? I'm excellent. Have the ink is still wet on my Crain's Detroit business February eleven through the seventeen. Crain's Detroit a renaissance on the river, but we start off with what you're talking about regarding the governor, and we just had her on. And of course, we we know the mantra we know what she's gonna talk about inter state of the union address. And we hope she can be successful in all the things that are to be covered. But you start off with a highlight this week about the governor. We we we we took a took a deep look at uh. Created sort of a report card on and and the real state of the state. It's the first installment in a new feature. We created called Crain's forum, which is gonna look at various economic and business issues in our state on a monthly basis. We identified many things besides the roads that that that needs some tension. We're kind of an economic boom time. So now is the time to fix these things. We lag other states and people who are working people with college degrees. Where following you mentioned, the the you report on school funding? We're falling in state education rankings. I think that's a pretty large concern for the governor. We also as part of the section solicited opinion columns from a number of leaders around the state, and what their priorities for the governor would be March this'll way Wilson from Wayne State skillman foundations Tanya Allen and a bunch more. Excellent and moving on from that other up in the corner. It says bingles unsung role as mentor and in the far right corner. Pistons launch B to be networking, and you also feature a quiet technology success story brewing in Ann Arbor. No in Rochester harbor. This is really something is company called one stream software. They make. Software for for CFO's finance software for companies, you've probably never heard of they're out in Rochester base there. They made a deal last week that deal to sell part of the company to the private equity firm KTAR that you'll values that company have more than a million billion dollars with a b and there's a name for that. They'd be calling me unicorn company, and so it can valley we have one right now on backyard. There aren't that many of them not they had this company's only been around since two thousand ten they haven't really advertised or media exposure, and they just kind of quietly been been growing, they have some really big customers UPS others, and it's a good news for for for for business. Client, lots of lots of good stuff. If you will in the current issue of Crain's Detroit business. Including a checking in Saint Clair county, and and a place called the Saint Clair in and more remembrance of John Dingell, including those from Tom Lewan. Former president of the Detroit Lions now CEO of shy Nola who spent time as an intern for Dingell and some some great stories there too. Yeah. He had he had a lot of interesting things to say considered considered Dingle of a mentor, and you said we he learned is the problem in scared of service to others. Even if you disagree. You can still be tough. You can still still still work to get what you want. But you can also find a common resolution to the dispute, and I think that's a pretty good lesson for us..

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Michigan's new attorney general Dana Nessel requesting the state, join a federal lawsuit defending ObamaCare attorneys general from Colorado, Nevada and Iowa. Joining Nestle announcing the court's permission to join the appeal of the decision of the US district court in Texas at the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Nestle says healthcare for hundreds of thousands of people in Michigan is currently on the line w w j news time eleven eleven charges for a McComb county man accused of abusing his dog to death. Here's NewsRadio nine fifties. Lauren Barth old your old, sterling a mixed breed was found underneath a picnic table. And Utica grant park stabbed multiple times. He belonged to the roommate of twenty two year old Alexander girth after he was denied ownership because of his former living situation investigators believe girth convinced his friend to adapt sterling the suspect was arraigned today on one count. I've killing torturing an animal a four year felony bond is set at five hundred thousand dollars Lauren Barth old WW J. Newsradio nine fifty Detroit. Police are asking for the public's help. They want to identify two suspects. They were caught on video beating up a school bus driver in front of students. The men can be seen on the bus surveillance cameras repeatedly punching the sixty three year old man before exiting that bus. This was last Friday afternoon and happened along Asbury streets near Warren and the Southfield freeway. The driver was treated at a local hospital for his injuries. Anyone with information should contact nine one one we have that video up on our website WW, NewsRadio dot com. Detroit police chief James Craig meantime is very angry on what he's calling a racially insensitive social media post by one of his own officers. This was something posted on Snapchat by a white officer a veteran of eighteen years with Detroit. Police who had just stopped in African American young woman for expire tabs and will subsequently having vehicle told as she walked away in the coal the officer on his Snapchat says walk of shame in the cold. And then he says by Felicia the video was captioned with this is what black girl magic looks like and celebrating black history month angry because this was a racially insensitive post. I don't care who disagrees with me about it. You make a statement about black history month. This young lady was one of our colder days in Detroit Detroit police chief James Craig there who says this officer has been pulled from his regular duties as they conduct their investigation. Stephanie Davis WW J NewsRadio nine fifty. It was the changing of the guard at the Detroit branch of the NWEA CPI. Well, sort of members gathering this evening for a celebratory passing of the gavel before it's elected officials also for those who will be chairing. The organization's fight for freedom fund dinner later this year. Chemical Bank chair. Gary tar grow is co chair of that events along with skillman foundation. President and CEO Tanya Allen. Most important thing is.

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WJR 760

05:12 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"And Jeff Sturgis clarkin. Susan Durant all the families. It was just a wonderful event in there. I look across in right? There is Tania and I hadn't seen her in a while. And I I was about save never seen you in church. But that sounds bad. Like that. I never see. You would church shit us. Okay. Already. I've already ruined mind by saying I have not been to a Catholic supply store. But that's another story. You have. It's morning. Anyway, let's have a drum roll Brian Tanya. Would you reveal who the twenty seventh annual skillman foundation float design? Contest winner is. Yes, I'm happy to the winner is Karina Wayne. A fourth grader for west of crap academy. Detroit fourth grader Carina Wayne. And that's out of hundreds and hundreds of from what I'm told very creative entries. Yeah. They're amazing entries, and it just proves that, you know, our city and our region is so talent rich are young people are smart and creative and thoughtful. And the theme of her flow designed as let's be thankful. So if nothing else, you could tell she's probably gonna church, right? You bet. This is so wonderful. I I don't know who came up with the idea. But I know this is the twenty seventh annual one where these kids do their little drawings their illustrate which have gotten more and more complicated. I as kids have and got more talented, and then to be able to see that come to life from the parade company building an actual float based on their their dream is just fascinating and wonderful. It is amazing. And if you would've thought Carina face yesterday, it was just literally heartwarming it tear jerky. She had her hands on her face the entire time. Because she just could not believe that her vision with brought to life, and it was done as you know, by the prey company. They have amazing designers, and Tony Michael and his leadership, you know, they work all through the night to get these floats done and to create a brand new flow every single year based on a and it's one of their favorites. I think because they know that they're representing a child's dream. And it was just a beautiful thing to see yesterday fourteen. It's basically a fourteen foot talk lobe with a smiling face. It children are surrounding that glow. And the great thing about it is not just only is Corrine is brought forth. She also has other children who were finalists in the competition. There pictures Iraq, the route upload so you. That's that was very nice. Yeah. At five I guess runners up that that were in the in the running if you will. And this is generally I think this is like open to from fourth graders to is it fourth to Asia. Yes in and she's a fourth grader. So she's at the entry level if you will. And she one that's that's pretty cool. Right. And so she, you know, she was really creative around it. And sometimes, you know, the most plastic concepts are the most powerful, and then sometimes, you know, the complicated as what we need to see as well. But she just presented. I think just a powerful image of kinda of of young children surrounding. I talked with her yesterday about like what was her vision? And she said that the earth is four kids and kids have to protect the earth. And that we have. Thankful for it. And we have to be thankful for everything that we have. And it's just a great spirit to be going into the Thanksgiving Day parade and in this holiday season with a great reminder. I was you took the words right out of my mouth had great reminder. Let's be thankful. Keep up. The good work Tanya Allen there at the president and CEO of the skillman foundation. You do great great work. How long have you been doing this? Well, I've been at the foundation for thirteen years and president for five. So I am grateful for the privilege to lead such an awesome organization whose mission is to basically create as many opportunities for children in Detroit as possible. I am grateful. We have someone as awesome as you doing that Tanya. Thank you so much and have a great happy thanksgiving to you. Same to you Tanya, Allen, the skillman foundation president and CEO. And they're twenty seven's annual float to skillman foundation flow design contest and Karina Wayne. The fourth grader winning it six fifty. May.

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Newsradio 950 WWJ

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"This huge banner I repeat do I think there was a commercial like that where everybody was being. Welcomed, in like they were LeBron James yeah, we do feel like Rockstars right now but teachers are Rockstars and everything else under the sun The program offers discounts, on homes and cars teach three when three is a. Partnership between the skillman foundation in Detroit children's fund forty eight percent of adroit worker surveyed by Robert. Half feel they're underpaid slightly more than the national average, of forty six percent of professionals who believe they're not paid enough. Amazon, regional vice president for Robert Half into Trey explains why so many employees should be. Earning more some of it is they're doing research on their own and so they're looking at what they're making. Versus, competitive market salaries also sometimes they're taking on. More work and they're not asking for any additional pay. Either so they're kind of keeping that inside and feeling frustrated that they're doing more than what they're, getting paid for. Also wages have stagnated. Of the last thirty years Acton says anyone who plans to ask Ray should do so after completing work. That, has saved their boss money or time, and hope he's feeling generous lawmakers rejected the idea and The past but governor Snyder is pushing again for environmental fee, increase program update from our Lansing bureau chief Tim's cubic the governor I floated this proposal last February and seven, months later it's exactly where it was when he started. Nowhere now with lawmakers coming back into town next week for a short session he says let's do. This thing now to raise some money to beef up, the infrastructure in our environment to do brownfield cleanup and the amount. Of, forty five million dollars solid waste management nine million dollars and having this really be. Where we should be on recycling fifteen million dollars we're way to lower at fifteen percent and our goal should. Be, to get at least to forty five percent. The fee hikes amount to about one hundred and ten. Dollars in an election year he's hoping for yes votes hoping reporting from Lansing Tim Scott w w, j NewsRadio nine fifty Don't James time is nine fifteen divers, sports Tigers in, action tonight in, the Bronx take on the Yankees and my.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

05:14 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"Of Crain. Communications Casey crane On the line with us this. Morning, Tanya Allen skillman foundation, president and CEO good, morning Tanya Good, morning Casey how. Are you I'm great thanks so much for joining us early this morning oh it's my, pleasure I couldn't resist, being on the. Air with, you John One of the one of the favorite things I've heard you talk about was up in mackinac this. Year And you had a very simple way. Of you know basically summing up the health? Of. A city than it has to do with the kids can you, talk a little bit about. That sure happy to I often ask audiences a simple question and that is and how are the children and I use that framing that question because the Masai tribe which is an African tribe access question whenever they, would greet each other in, that was basically there greeding basically. Asked them how is society if our society if our, children are well the most. Vulnerable are doing well then our society as well if I are, not well then our society isn't well and it's unfortunate right now. In our city and in our state our children are not doing great and it is time for us it focus our attention on them and you run the skillman and have done such a wonderful job and it's amazing work because All you do is focus on the children We've talked a lot this morning already about all, the great things, that are happening in Detroit but you know better than anybody if we, can't figure, out some of these educational pieces. You know we're not going to move forward That's. Exactly right and I think that we have great opportunities before, us so I would say two things that I would be really I think I'm very excited about and I think that people should put their energy and efforts behind the first. Is an effort that is it's called launch Michigan which is a group of leaders up every stakeholder group across the. State who have decided that we are going to focus on this issue regardless of who is in. Political leadership we want political leadership to support us and to help implement the things that we believe are going to be critical but we just believe we have, to move this out of partisanship and focus on our Civic Leadership and then the second thing. I would say it's the Detroit children's fund which you are very familiar with as a as, a chair of, the Detroit children's fine which focuses on making investments in high performing schools, and increasing, the number of high performing school In Detroit if we don't have great. Schools for our kids in the city and a great school, for our kids in the states, there is no way our state is going to be prosperous and. That we're going to be able to retain the momentum and, energy that we see happening in our city today so this is really a generational play we have to figure out how we're going to. Make our state resilient and durable for. Up academies and down the only way that you do that is by having a talent base that is highly skilled. Highly prepared and I believe that the best place we can make that investment is in our children. And talk a little bit about that the talent base we hear conversations that you know whether it's skilled trades or or engineers we can't find enough people to, work in the city talk about that issue with with education as well that's exactly right so Obviously, there are lots of positions that are open that we need to feel and most of those positions are technical be they, skill trades or you know a technical in terms of stem. Careers as well but we also have a shortage of teachers so we have a shortage of teachers across our state. We hundreds of open jobs right so. In Detroit along we probably have about three hundred openings and both Detroit public schools and in charter schools and. So one of the big initiatives that we will be taking a look at how do we, make our, city the most attractive place for teachers to want to work so we have to do things that are going to incentivize them. And attract them, just like we would try and attract engineers or IT professionals to a, place we need to do that for teachers as well, we need to honor them I think that when. We think about. Poor Schooling or poor education and especially because of. The trajectory the downward. Trajectory, that Michigan has been on we often want sometimes you hear people blame. The teachers and the teachers are not, the fault of what is going on, in our state what's happening in our status really. Policy issue so we need to honor our. Teachers celebrate them and try to get them to come. Into our schools it's unfortunate, that? The children who need, the best teachers are actually without teachers or they have probably the teachers who have the. Least amount of skill we need to figure out how to flip that where.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Nikolai if we have an opportunity to provide an easier route to school an easier route home to school and after school component the question has to be asked why not let's forget about the politics of the past let's forget about the politics of the future and say what makes sense for children in detroit the program estimated cost one point two million dollars for the next five years we founded by both dp and charter schools on with the city of detroit any skillman foundation spilled milk this is dave ross on the cbs news radio network presented by theraworx relief i it's not nearly as important as de nuking north korea but there has been a milk war going on between the us and canada did you hear the president complaining about the tariffs candidate charges on american dairy products as an example two hundred and seventy percent nobody knows it two hundred seventy percent canada's all huffy about our steel tariffs and is charging ten times as much on our milk of course it's thanks to that kind of protection that canadian dairy farmers are thriving while in the us dairy farmers are having to sell off their cows and sometimes dumped millions of gallons of milk into the same pot with the cow manure because that actually lose money by shipping it to market obviously it would help if they could sell more to canada american producers are so efficient that in a free market they could drown canada in american milk which is exactly why canada won't back down we may have farm subsidies but canadians go way beyond farm subsidies they consider their family dairy farms a national treasure and strictly control the milk supply to make sure they succeed a free market is the last thing they want maybe that's why the president was so eager to get out of canada i think he realized he'd have an easier time getting north korea to give up its nukes and getting candidate to.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"To good water quality right access to just live livable environment we haven't built those things out because we're so busy subsidizing corporations that have just offshore automated our job going to be like california if i just talked to someone yesterday who says fifty thousand dollars a year salary california means you're homeless well look i want michigan to be the best machine it'd be if we could borrow some california's weather i think we'd be doing great weather's great but i'll tell you this right what we have to be able to do is compete for the best talent young people i mean grow our talent that we have we have incredibly smart people were just not investing them because our school systems been cutting cutting cutting speaking of that i have to ask you the skillman foundation says the detroit public schools have been designed to deliver poor outcomes for kids of color agree or disagree say agree i personally inspected those schools when i was health commissioner in the city of detroit i saw a mouse dead in the corner of a classroom but that wouldn't happen in a lot of classrooms and the fact is whether you're in a low income urban community or low income rural community those challenges remain the same but we've got a responsibility to build schools that empower and dignify our young people we're not doing that that costs money and right now all i'm saying is we've got to stand up to the corporations who've bought and sold too many politicians and say it's time you pay your fair share we're not gonna keep subsidizing you to offshore automate our jobs and we've got to be able to use that money to invest in the things that ultimately a growing economy that is people through education and that is places through infrastructure we can do it in michigan we've just got to stop playing this game where the corporations get to tell us that the only thing that matters is their tax rate and meanwhile we haven't seen the labor participation grow no real new jobs and real wages have fallen the amount of money that those jobs pay you has gone down fact is it's not working and we've got to rethink that system we've got the opportunity to do that we need new leadership.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"White house over trade and technology correspondent matt rivers reports that president gee promised to cut china's auto tariffs going to lower automobile tariffs and that's a nod to washington vice president xi jinping consider what president trump tweeted on monday he specifically tweeted about his displeasure with chinese tariffs on automobile imports from around the world being way higher than the equivalent tariff in the united states he did not address some key us complaints such as requirement for companies to work through joint venture with local partners that's what they've done for years an agreement between attorneys for flint's school kids and the state county and flint education officials has been rape vi agreement will establish a program to provide universal screenings for learning disabilities to all flint children impacted by the city's water crisis the agreement calls for the state of michigan to pay four million dollars to create a program that will include a neurological centre in flint that'll be part of the hurley hospital and training teachers and administrators on the program and how to recognize children potentially harmed by lead who may need referrals for treatment marie osborne wjr news auto improve detroit neighborhood detroit officials are looking for consultants to help renovate the warren dale cody rouge area on the far west side they consultants will be asked to look at ways to improve mobility housing and education safety designs and plans will also outlined ways to create some neighborhood parks and playgrounds consultants would be contracted through the city of detroit's invest detroit program they would erect with d t e g m quicken loans and the skillman foundation wjr news time ten thirty three frank beckmann here i am bill giddy owner rapid roofing are you frustrated with your worn out old roof which was strong to steal the can't afford a metal roof rapid roofing new roof system offers strongest deal protection with the price comparable to what you have now that's right strongest deal better warranty for a fraction of the cost some believable offer won't last long just a click away by visiting rapid roofing dot com that's rapid roofing dot com rapid roofing restoring your peace of mind fast zaret here twenty years ago we couldn't imagine how much better high def tv we look.

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"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"skillman foundation" Discussed on WJR 760

"Say that women leadership skills are critical to strengthen the workplace environment reinforced values instill accountability and driver's faults which inspire people when organizations to perform better there's also research that says that representation matters seeing diverse people in positions of power and influence can change the way we understand ourselves and others and can influence how we feel about work in general so this was very important for us to show our women at the quicken loans family of companies that we are invested in them our our motto was really around empire empower inspire and ignite and we really did that we had tanya allen from the skillman foundation who was one of our keynote speakers and she talked about how we as women are creating a new tribe creating clans of us around different business topics and around things that really are specific to us as women that can help us get better and not only the workplace but also find ways in spaces to incorporate that in our personal lives so it was a great day having tanya allen president of europe's given foundation is one of your keynote keynote speakers along with judy holler i'm not as with judy from hala productions but i i know tom you very well and she's excellent you were you were lucky to get her and she had to add a lot she added a whole heck of a lot she talked to us about really taking in our own space and understanding that where we are today is where we're going to make ourselves tomorrow and so she really talked about changing the game for yourself first and then moving forward and bringing others along so the whole idea of you know tribal and clan really taking that to the next level of how can we collaborate amongst ourselves as women and include men and also talk about those things that maybe are not as relevant for men but are for women and so we talked about leadership we talked about team members that don't want to be leaders and be good at their space.

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