DBG Blog

AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer helps strengthen college, career prep

The Downtown Boxing Gym is pleased to welcome Samantha Rudelich, our new AmeriCorps VISTA program volunteer. (VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America.) Samantha will be with us through August 2019, focused on expanding college and career resources for our students and more. Samantha, 23, is a 2017 graduate

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Meet Our New Academic Director, Katie Anderson

The Downtown Boxing Gym is thrilled to welcome Katie Anderson, our new Academic Director responsible for academic programming and overseeing our full-time and part-time academic staff. Katie is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in educational technology. She previously taught

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Best Wishes to our U-M Summer Interns

Summer flew by and a talented pair of summer interns from the University of Michigan helped make it a breeze. Sophia Filipe, who’s starting her sophomore year at U-M, and Collin Beavan, a U-M junior, made their marks — and a bunch of new friends — during their time at the Downtown

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Shamrock 555 Awards Student Scholarships

We are so proud of Downtown Boxing Gym graduate, Melanie Rayford, one of the first-ever recipients of a $10,000 impact scholarship from Shamrock 555 The Stephen Luigi Piazza Foundation. Her reaction was priceless – a mix of shock, joy, and a tidal wave of emotion. Melanie Rayford appeared stunned and

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Celebrating Our Seniors: Congratulations, Dorian!

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, Takiyah!

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, 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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