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On May 3rd, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Downtown Boxing Gym Welcomes Four New Board Members

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The Downtown Boxing Gym is excited to welcome FOUR new board membersBrian 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 Bank since May...


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On April 23rd, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Volunteer Spotlight: Shobi Mathew

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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 approached him...


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On April 17th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Coach Khali Joins Roundtable Discussion with Northwestern High Students

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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 the students....


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On March 15th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

The Sky's the Limit with PWC Career Days!

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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 Detroit.

He...


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On February 28th, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

We're #SLPStrong Because of DBG Champion, Stephen Luigi Piazza

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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 most importantly, our dear friend. He loved our program, our...


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On January 31st, 2018 by Robin Schwartz

Learning Math with ALEKS, McGraw-Hill Education's Amazing Math Program

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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 in 2016, McGraw-Hill provides our students with free access to...


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On November 4th, 2017 by Robin Schwartz

Vote for Khali in CNN Heroes Top 10!

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Please VOTE every day through December 12 and help us win $100,000!

We are so honored that our books before boxing program has led us to the CNN Heroes Top 10. By voting for Khali, founder and CEO of the Downtown Boxing Gym, you are helping Detroit students and helping our city shine in a global spotlight.


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