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National Civility Center and Olivet College receive grant from Skillman Foundation
Nov 03, 2008

The National Civility Center (NCC), in association with Olivet College, received a $35,000 grant from The Skillman Foundation, which will be used to implement new partnerships among youth, teachers, parents, business leaders and community members, and work toward community improvement in the Cody/Rouge neighborhood of Detroit.

The grant will allow the NCC to: increase the number of business representatives willing to serve as partners with youth in joint projects for the community; increase the number of youth committed to graduation and post-secondary education planning; increase the number of community residents engaged in partnership with schools and business partners; and identify and implement partnership-based projects to improve the Cody/Rouge neighborhood.

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy whose chief aim is to help develop good schools and neighborhoods for children. Though grants are made throughout Metropolitan Detroit, most grants are directed at six Detroit neighborhoods Southwest Detroit (Vernor and Chadsey/Condon), Brightmoor, Osborn, Central and Cody/Rouge and toward innovative and successful schools throughout the city of Detroit. With assets of nearly $600 million, the foundation gives away approximately $27 million a year.

Established in 2000, the NCC is a not-for-profit organization focused on comprehensive community improvement. The center focuses on high quality connections that allow organizations and communities to be more effective and efficient, and facilitating civil dialogue to sustain those efforts.


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