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Celebrating Our Seniors: Congratulations, Kristopher!

About this series: The Downtown Boxing Gym is incredibly proud of our 100% high school graduation rate – a track record of success that has continued every year since 2007 thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and volunteers. As graduation approaches, we’re celebrating our Class

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Celebrating Our Seniors: Congratulations, Melanie!

About this series: The Downtown Boxing Gym is incredibly proud of our 100% high school graduation rate – a track record of success that has continued every year since 2007 thanks to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and volunteers. As graduation approaches, we’re celebrating our Class

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Downtown Boxing Gym Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Downtown Boxing Gym is excited to welcome FOUR new board members. Brian Vieaux of Flagstar Bank, Dennis Blender of Blender Consulting Group, and Gary Wilson of JPMorgan Chase all join our Board of Trustees. John Carter with JPMorgan Chase joins our Advisory Board. Read more about each new board member below. Brian Vieux Brian has been with Flagstar

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Bee Hives Come Alive at the Downtown Boxing Gym

What’s all the buzz about? The nonprofit group Bees in the D has created a new home for dozens of honey bees right in our backyard. They’re housed in hand-painted hives, decorated by our students, inside a special wooden enclosure. Now that the grass is green and the weather is

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Volunteer Spotlight: Shobi Mathew

An emergency medicine clinical research coordinator at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, Shobi brings a wealth of knowledge to our program and our students. At age 23, it’s been awhile since Shobi Mathew has had to do long division. So, when a student at the Downtown Boxing Gym recently

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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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