Foundation receives Friend of Education Award

The National Association of State Boards of Education is awarding The Skillman Foundation the Friend of Education Award.

The national award, which will be presented Friday night at the NASBE's national conference to Program Director Kristen McDonald, is given annually to an organization or individual for significant contributions in education.

"We are very proud of this accomplishment," said Skillman Foundation President & CEO Carol Goss.

"Schools and educations play important roles in helping children succeed, but students have significantly greater opportunities for success when families and community partners," said NASBE executive director Jim Kohlmoos. "That includes the work of community partners like The Skillman Foundation, whose exemplary efforts in the name of helping develop good schools and strong neighborhoods in Detroit."

Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy whose chief aim is to help develop good schools and good neighborhoods for children. Though grants are made throughout metropolitan Detroit, most grants are directed at six Detroit neighborhoods – Brightmoor, Osborn, Cody Rouge, Chadsey Condon, Northend Central Woodward and Southwest Detroit Neighborhoods – and toward innovative and successful schools throughout the city of Detroit.