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On April 10th, 2018 by Downtown Boxing Gym

Wilson Foundation donates $500,000 to Downtown Boxing Gym

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The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is donating $500,000 to the Downtown Boxing Gym to support its "books before boxing" program for students and build an apprenticeship program.

The two-year grant is the largest the Detroit nonprofit has received to date, and it will be put toward its goal of serving 250 students through the free afterschool academic and athletic...


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On April 5th, 2018 by Downtown Boxing Gym

Trapped In An Internet Desert, Detroit Teens Struggle To Stay Online

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Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework.

Melanie Rayford, 18, plans to study software engineering when she enters college this fall. It’s a notoriously unwelcoming field for women of color, but she’s ready for it. Ideas for apps are already popping into her head, like one 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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