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Coach Khali Joins Roundtable Discussion with Northwestern High Students

Khali Sweeney, our founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Gym, took part in a recent roundtable discussion with high school students attending Detroit College Preparatory Academy at Northwestern. He was among several business and nonprofit leaders invited to share insights. “There’s no corporate ladder in community service,” Sweeney told

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The Sky’s the Limit with PWC Career Days!

Major General Leonard Isabelle, a commercial pilot and a member of the Michigan Air National Guard, recently visited the Downtown Boxing Gym to share his story and give our students some insight into the high flying career of a pilot. The “career days” visit was made possible thanks to PWC

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We’re #SLPStrong Because of DBG Champion, Stephen Luigi Piazza

There are some people who come into your life and make an unexpected, indelible and positive impact. Stephen Luigi Piazza was that person for the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, its students, and its leadership team SLP was our rock, our mentor, our cheerleader, our outside-the-box thinker, big dreamer and

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Learning Math with ALEKS, McGraw-Hill Education’s Amazing Math Program

Our students have seen their math scores soar thanks to this incredible learning tool. Reaffirming its commitment to providing all students with the highest-quality math instruction possible, learning science company McGraw-Hill Education is renewing its pro bono ALEKS partnership with the Downtown Boxing Gym. Through this unique collaboration which began

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Vote for Khali in CNN Heroes Top 10!

Please VOTE every day through December 12 and help us win $100,000! We are so honored that our books before boxing program has led us to the CNN Heroes Top 10. By voting for Khali, founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Gym, you are helping Detroit students and helping

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Beaumont ‘CHAMP’ Program Visits Downtown Boxing Gym

Our Students Literally Had their Heads Examined. Here’s Why! Did you know? Concussions account for nearly 15% of all sports-related injuries for young people, ages 15-24. With that in mind, Beaumont Hospital created the Concussion Health Awareness Management Program (CHAMP) to provide concussion education and screening. Beaumont’s Neuroscience Outreach Coordinator

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Leading the Way: Boxing Gym Board Members Take on New Roles!

New Board Chair and Other Leaders Bring Diverse Backgrounds, Talent From Ford Motor Company to Rock Ventures and more, we are thankful to the team of passionate professionals helping guide our program to new heights. Welcome to our new board chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and two new board members!

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TITLE Boxing + Downtown Boxing Gym, Stronger Together!

TITLE Boxing Clubs Donate Dollars for Punches to Benefit Downtown Boxing Gym Every 10,000 punches = $1. More than 12 million punches are expected to be thrown during a month-long fundraising campaign. Teamwork packs a punch! We’re excited to announce that TITLE Boxing Clubs in Macomb and Shelby Townships have joined our

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