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Southeast Michigan nonprofits earn another $9M from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced another $9 million in gifts to Michigan nonprofits Tuesday.
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NSF’s Discovery Files: STEM and Downtown Boxing Gym

Since 2007, Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym has provided a free academic and athletic program to students aged 8-18, where they have seen long-term, life-changing impacts ...
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Downtown Boxing Gym execs at the Super Bowl to share their model with NFL players

Downtown Boxing Gym’s founder and another of its top executives are in Las Vegas a few days before the Super Bowl to talk with current ...
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Downtown Boxing Gym goes far beyond the ring with after school program

Coach Asia Smith, right, checks in kids for the after school program at Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit on January 29, 2024. At left in ...
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2024 Hour Detroiters: Khali Sweeney & Amanda Case

In 2013, Amanda Case was flipping through a magazine — this magazine, in fact — when a particular article caught her attention. Case, a native ...
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Beyond the Ring: Purdue University and Downtown Boxing Gym Secure NSF Grant for STEM Research

The Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG) is gaining recognition for its innovative approach that leverages the sport of boxing to advance equal educational opportunities for Detroit’s ...
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Downtown Boxing Gym expanding footprint in Detroit, other cities

Downtown Boxing Gym is in active talks with youth groups in other parts of the state and the country to license its youth development model, ...
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DBG Wins Library of Congress Literacy Award (WXYZ)

WXYZ-TV shared the news that DBG has received a 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Award for making a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy ...
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DBG Wins Library of Congress Literacy Award (Fox 2 News)

Fox 2 News shared the story about the national recognition our literacy program received from the Library of Congress. We’ll be officially accepting the award ...
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SEEN Community Changemaker Khali Sweeney Built a Boxing Gym with a Bigger Mission

Khali Sweeney was headed down a destructive path until he turned his life around and started a nationally recognized after-school program for Detroit’s youth
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