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Oakland Literacy Council Now Hiring Communications and Administrative Manager and Math Coordinator

The Oakland Literacy Council is looking to expand our team! Our vibrant office is in downtown Pontiac and serves nearly 300 learners and tutors annually.

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It’s a Wrap! PCIP in 2023 and What’s Ahead for 2024

2023 was an exceptional year for us at PCIP. Learn about all of the great work we’ve done together, and find out what we’re looking forward to in 2024.

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Pontiac’s Common Agenda Is To Inspire Economic Mobility

It’s a incredibly exciting time for Pontiac! Learn about how PCIP plans to partner with other local organizations to help revitalize our dynamic community.

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FAFSA on the Path to the Pontiac Promise Zone

Did you know that your Pontiac student could receive up to $13,000 a year in tuition? Learn more about the Pontiac Promise Zone.

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Student Voice: Understanding FAFSA

Anisha Hannah recently met with students and parents to learn about their perceptions and experiences with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Watch excerpts or the full discussion!

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Pontiac Proud: Sam Rogers—Former NFL Linebacker

“When you really push yourself to achieve a goal, that’s just the beginning.” Former NFL Linebacker Sam Rogers dedicated his youth to achieving the rare status of NFL player, and now he’s focused on improving the Pontiac community.

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PCIP Collaborates with Oakland County Children’s Village for Career Day Event

10 Pontiac professionals met with nearly 50 youth to provide mentoring and career readiness guidance.

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Pontiac Counts! Cradle to Career Readiness

We’ve launched the key metrics for Cradle to Career Readiness on our Pontiac Counts! community data hub. Read more about what we’re tracking, and why.

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The Principles That Guide Our Way

These four pillars are the basis for how PCIP works collaboratively to facilitate meaningful change in Pontiac.

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Transforming Michigan’s Schools

New teacher recruitment programs launched by the state of Michigan will help school districts attract and retain diverse talent.

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Pontiac’s Youth Means Business

Students from around Pontiac learned about international business and experienced college life during Oakland University’s Summer Camp.

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PCIP Collaborates with Pontiac’s Future Leaders for 2023 Youth Expo

The 2023 Youth Expo was co-produced by PCIP, Pontiac NPHC, the OU-Pontiac Initiative, and Pontiac’s youth, and focused on mental health.

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Pontiac Proud: Eisha Branner—Founder & CEO of E-Community Outreach Services

“If not me, then who?” Eisha Branner exemplifies Pontiac’s spirit, transforming difficult personal experiences into professional and community excellence.

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In-Depth Panel Discussion: Recidivism, the Legal System, Corrections, & Re-Entry

We heard your request to bring true subject matter experts with action driven dialogue!

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Welcome Chris Rutherford and Cal Talley to The Team!

Deeply experienced community collaborators poised to help us take PCIP’s initiatives to the next level

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Pontiac’s Spring Cleaning Benefits Community Health

During the week of April 17th – April 22nd, community members from around Pontiac joined forces to help beautify our city.

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Spend your summer outdoors and earn extra cash!

Oakland County Parks and Recreation is hiring Recreation Program Leaders to lead staff and volunteers at our summer programs and events throughout Oakland County.

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City-wide Community Clean Up 2023

Get out and clean up your yard & neighborhood!

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Oakland County Parks is hiring for seasonal jobs

Attend Oakland County Parks’ upcoming job fair from 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 23at the Waterford Oaks Activity Center and see what all the excitement is all about!

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Pontiac School District Brick Fundraiser

As we finalize the construction projects at Pontiac High, we would like to give you an opportunity to physically leave your “imprint” on our campus by inviting you to participate in our “Alumni Walk of Success” Brick Fundraiser.

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PCIP Co-sponsors Pontiac’s Legends and Trailblazers’ Awards Program

This year’s Legends and Trailblazers Awards are cosponsored by ACES and Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership.

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Event Wrap Up: Call to Action – Improving Opportunities for Pontiac’s Youth

Pontiac’s Mayor Tim Greimel, Cal Talley, Coco Moulder, and Dr. Deirdre Hurse joined PCIP at The PLAT in Pontiac to speak to regional support for cradle to career education opportunities

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Pontiac’s Youth in Focus

We’re focusing on Pontiac’s youth as a method of revitalizing our community. Learn more about why in our Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027.

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PCIP’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2027

We’re excited to share our organizational priorities, which highlight our unique role as a convener within the community.

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A Call to Action Community Event Focuses on Summer Youth Opportunities

Local community convener Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership (PCIP) will host a Call to Action event focused on enhancing summer youth programming at The Plat Theatre on Friday, February 17th at 10:00 AM.

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Tis’ the season for giving!

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

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Enter to Win a $500 Meijer Gift Card

The Lomas Brown Jr. Foundation has partnered with Meijer, Emagine Theaters and Detroit Lions to announce the chance for a fan to win a $500 Meijer gift card.

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Get Ready for Giving Tuesday

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

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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.”

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CALLING ALL PONTIAC SCHOOL DISTRICT ALUMNI—Pontiac Northern, Pontiac Central, Pontiac High

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. 

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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.”

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Update: Cradle to Career Readiness

Cross-functional Strategic Action Teams have taken on jobs, youth enrichment, college prep, and more

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2022 Livable Neighborhoods Community Assessment

All Oakland County Residents: Please take this Livable Neighborhoods Community Assessment survey to influence how federal housing funds will be spent in the future.

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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.”

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3 Things you can do today to get a head start on spring yard cleanup

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!

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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.”

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Pontiac Town Hall on Violence—8 Key Strategies from Community Leaders

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.

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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

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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

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Meet Dr. Sonia Acosta—Executive Council Member and President/CEO of Centro Multicultural La Familia

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.

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The Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership wants to hear from you.

Safety has been identified as a critical issue by Pontiac residents.

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Season’s Greetings!

Join us at these community and holiday events around Pontiac.

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Reimagining Pontiac Life

How we’re defining and measuring Quality of Life improvements in Pontiac and beyond

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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.

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School and Community Spirit United

2021’s Pontiac High School Alumni Spirit Week was a joyful celebration of our past, present, and future.

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In Community We Trust: A Collective Impact

What exactly is a Collective Impact Partnership, and how does it work?

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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.

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Meet Ryan Hertz – Executive Council Member and CEO at Lighthouse MI

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

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Community-Driven Change in Pontiac

What might happen if we were to bring all of Pontiac’s remarkable minds and creative problem solvers together and tasked them with collaborating to achieve specific, cross-community outcomes?

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