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On January 29th, 2019 by Robin Schwartz

Familiar Face at DBG Takes on New Role

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One of the Downtown Boxing Gym’s newest full-time employees is a longtime team member who is well known to our students. Amy Mullins is the gym's new secondary education specialist. She'll focus on building connections between our students and their schools to make the support they receive more seamless.

“The majority of...


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On December 21st, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

DBG Goes 3D With New 3D Printers

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They’ve been touted as the high-tech tools that will change the supply chain and manufacturing model around the world. 3D printers are the wave of the future and the Downtown Boxing Gym is proud to have three of our own. We’ve added them to our science, technology, engineering, art and math curriculum, thanks to a generous 3-year STEM 2035...


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On October 1st, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Meet Our New Academic Director, Katie Anderson

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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 at Thurgood...


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On September 14th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Best Wishes to our U-M Summer Interns

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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 Boxing Gym this summer. They took away some valuable...


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On September 5th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Shamrock 555 Awards Student Scholarships

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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 grateful as...


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On September 4th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Meet the Downtown Boxing Gym's New Apprentice

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Downtown Boxing Gym student Kadeem Anderson is among our next generation of leaders. Thanks to a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, he is receiving leadership training to ensure the longevity of our program for years to come.

The newest face at the Downtown Boxing Gym is a familiar one to...


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On June 5th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Celebrating Our Seniors: Congratulations, Dorian!

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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 of 2018 seniors and their bright futures.

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