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.”
We’re calling on all alumni from Pontiac Central, Pontiac Northern and Pontiac High to “Come Home” for a week of activities culminating in the Pontiac High School Homecoming game on Friday, October 7th, 2022.
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.”
“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do; don’t let your circumstances define who you are.”
Start this spring looking good in our neighborhoods! In those “not quite spring” weather days when you’re itching to get outside, but it’s not quite warm enough for planting and the grass hasn’t started growing, here’s a few tasks you can check off your list to make spring cleanup easier!
“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 hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night on violence and public safety. In case you missed it, here are some of the key take home messages we heard from the all-star line up of leaders and activists working tirelessly to change the culture of violence.
From 8th Grade History Teacher to Oakland County’s Top Lawyer, Mr. Phillips Cites Resiliency as Key to Success
Dr. Ross’ formative years in Pontiac helped shape him as both an educator and a politician in Alabama
Pontiac’s story isn’t just Black and White: We have a vibrant Latinx community with deep roots. Since the mid-1990s, Dr. Sonia Acosta has made it her mission to advocate for a more inclusive, healthy, and holistically supportive community.
Safety has been identified as a critical issue by Pontiac residents.
Meet Tameka Ramsey—Executive Council Member and Founder & Managing Partner of T. Ramsey & Associates
Tameka’s story is Pontiac’s story: Resilient, vibrant, and in progress. As a member of our Executive Council, she remains focused on a community-first and inclusive approach to revitalizing the region.
Meet Glenn McIntosh—Executive Council Member and SVP of Student Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer at Oakland University
Glenn’s focus has been primarily on educational initiatives, and he believes this is where Pontiac has had both its biggest challenges—but also its biggest opportunities, since education is key to upward mobility.
Ryan’s holistic approach to addressing poverty and homelessness in Oakland County will help shape some of the broader goals of the Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership