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The Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership is a coordinating body that brings partners together to ensure community members have the access, opportunities, and resources needed to thrive.

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Pontiac Proud: Angela Nicole Powell—Oakland County Commissioner, District 10

Growing up, Angela Nicole Powell watched as her father advocated for the deaf community in Pontiac. “A lot of my fight comes from him,” she explains. “Seeing what he was doing for his community, how he was trying to make it better for them, inspired me.”

Pontiac Proud: Dr. Lucetry Dalton—Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Wayne State University

“Life is like a game of Spades; you can’t control the hand you’re dealt, but you can choose how to play it.”

Pontiac Proud

We’re proud of our Pontiac community and we love sharing our stories! Check out these profiles of some of Pontiac’s own, who have gone on to achieve great things in education, government, sports, entertainment, healthcare, and more. Nominate a Pontiac Alumni Do you know a Pontiac native that attended one of our schools that you […]

Pontiac Proud: Judge Kwamé Rowe—Oakland County Circuit Court

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do; don’t let your circumstances define who you are.”

Pontiac Proud: Khalfani Stephens—Deputy Mayor of Pontiac

“I am a true liberal arts student; I haven’t met a subject, a person, or a new thing that I don’t want to learn more about.”

Pontiac Proud: Solon Phillips, Corporation Counsel, Oakland County

From 8th Grade History Teacher to Oakland County’s Top Lawyer, Mr. Phillips Cites Resiliency as Key to Success

Pontiac Proud: Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., President, Alabama State University

Dr. Ross’ formative years in Pontiac helped shape him as both an educator and a politician in Alabama

Our Work

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead The Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership brings people together to work collaboratively in defining community problems and creating a shared vision to solve them. Through our work with community residents, […]

Tis’ the season for giving!

We are proud to sponsor the Pontiac Community Foundation and their Pontiac Impact Challenge.

Get Ready for Giving Tuesday

Get Ready for Giving Tuesday by adding these Pontiac educational projects to your giving wish list!


Pontiac is proud to have a wonderfully diverse population of approximately 60,000 residents! Black or African American residents make up the largest percentage of the population at 49.6% (compared to only 13.3% in Oakland County, followed by 34.9% of residents identifying as White (making up 73.8% of Oakland County residents). The percent of Hispanic residents […]

Our Team

Samino Scott II, Ph.D.  Executive Director Dr. Samino Scott serves as the inaugural Executive Director of the Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership. Dr. Scott provides leadership and support for the day-to-day operations of the partnership. Dr. Scott has more than two decades of professional experience in the civic and private sectors. Most recently, Dr. Scott served […]

Our Story

A thriving county seat with a rich history in the region, Pontiac’s residents are proud, resilient, and hopeful about their city’s future. Beginning in 2018, a group of nine philanthropic partners reached out to organizations within Pontiac to identify opportunities that might benefit from a more coordinated approach. These conversations led to research into Pontiac’s […]