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eMacomb - Progress Through Partnerships, Spring 2011

United Way for Southeastern Michigan establishes “Champions Council” for Lincoln High School

The Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development is proud to serve on the UWSEM’s Local Community Committee for Macomb.  With a mission to “mobilize the caring power of Greater Detroit to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways,” the LCC is engaged in three priority areas:  financial stability, educational preparedness and basic needs.

As part of their “high-school turnaround” program, the Macomb LCC is working with Lincoln High School in Warren to build a very hands-on program involving individuals and businesses.  It began in 2009 when Lincoln transformed the school experience into small learning communities.  The restructure was created to provide students with more exposure to real-world experiences as part of the process of learning critical thinking and problem solving skills.  The result is a rigorous program that is personalized and relevant.

Within each of the three communities (design and technology; performing arts; and sport medicine) there are opportunities for the community to get involved in making the program more impactful.  The newly formed “Champions Council” is looking for others to get involved through sponsorship or by volunteering to work directly with students.  Volunteers might work with students to help them develop skills for entering the workforce, job shadowing or internships.

UWSEM and Lincoln will host an evening reception to provide information about how the program is working and how to get involved:

Wednesday, April 13
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Lincoln High School
To RSVP:  Jessica Stone at 313-401-4526
Jessica.stone@liveunitedsem.org

Editor's note: It was our intention to publish this newsletter before this meeting; however, volunteers are still welcome to contact Jessica Stone to learn more about the Champions Council.

Lincoln High School

22900 Federal
Warren, MI 48089