We encourage 100+ members to support any or all the wonderful charities introduced at our meetings!
February 10 , 2017
Who We Are. The Center for Success is a registered 501C3 Non-Profit Organization committed to impacting children in under privileged areas through our mission. We believe that if we impact the next generation, we will impact generations to come. Our dream is to move into inner city areas and bring positive change through after school programs, literacy, parental development courses and more.
Our Vision. To build a successful program that impacts children and parents with measurable results.
Our Mission. Empowering individuals and families to live successful lives.
Our Goal. To interface with hundreds of kids per week.
Our intention is to connect with areas public and charter schools to find students who have need.
We provide transportation to our facility and then ask the parents/guardians to pick them
Detroit: Our Detroit location has been serving students since January 2015.
We are partnered with two area charter schools, Detroit Enterprise Academy and University Prep Science and Math Elementary.
We have 42 students, 1st through 6th grade, registered for our twice weekly after school program.
Each program night consists of: a meal, group activity, literacy development with mentor support, homework help
Our February 10, 2017 meeting also featured:
Auntie Na’s House
Detroit Garment Group
November 10 , 2016
A group of 100+ members attended the presentation including: Dee Chandler (Dee’s 2 daughters: Vickie and Suzanne ) Kathy Walgren, Susan Solomon, Karen Rashid Balow and Sharon Pulte.The women toured the after school tutoring room, craft area and gym!
The Baldwin Center’s mission is to feed, clothe, educate and empower the men, women and children of the Pontiac community. We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The Center has been serving our neighbors since 1981 and currently offers more than 25 support programs that meet basic needs, offer assistance in a crisis, provide education and enrichment opportunities for adults and children, and serve as a safety net. We envision people of all ages and cultures sharing the belief that they can create and shape how they live and grow within the community.
by: Dee Chandler # 199
Our November 10, 2016 meeting also featured:
Detroit Crime Prevention Commission
Art & Soul
August 10 , 2016
The Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in education through awareness and training of mindfulness practices.
We are growing a professional network of educators in Michigan who have a passion
for cultivating and teaching mindfulness in students, families, and educators.
by: Kristin Ervin # 59
Our August 10, 2016 meeting also featured:
May 12 , 2016
Clothing Distributions: Provides new school clothing and/or necessities for students: Elementary Student Shopping: Volunteers set-up a ‘store’, in designated schools on scheduled days, helping children choose a new warm coat, hat, gloves, tops, (uniforms for specified public schools), underwear, socks, hygiene kit, book, and a duffle bag. - Middle School Student Shopping: Volunteers help students shop for school clothing at local stores.
by: Cindy Guerrieri #161
We encourage 100+ members to support any or all the wonderful charities introduced at our meetings!
Our May 12, 2016 meeting also featured:
February 10, 2016
On Wednesday 100+Women Motown February winner, Karen Kelly, Karen Balow and I had the pleasure of presenting $14,100 to the wonderful staff at Penrickton School for Blind Children.
The best part of the tour came at the end in the activity center. The room is a large, bright and colorful learning center. This is where the children and their therapists go to work on their skills and work toward achieving their ultimate potential. Small milestones to a healthy child, are life changing moments to these kids. The dedication, patience and love of the amazing staff and volunteers left me in awe at the work they do each day. We met a few children but Anna stole our hearts. Anna is 2 yr. old who loved to snuggle and a smile to break your heart.
God bless Anna and all the children at Penrickton.
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
November 5, 2015
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit.
Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of future problems. Our efforts are funded by foundations, individuals, and friends who are committed to bringing hope to those living on the edge of despair...
Our November 5, 2015 meeting also featured:
The Family Center of Grosse Pointe
Michigan Collaborative for Mindfullness in Education
September 2, 2015
Our September 2, 2015 meeting also featured:
May 28, 2015
On May 28 th, our May winner Claire Bernacki and Karen Balow presented $14,100 in checks and On-line donations to Mary Vogt and Ryan Ambrozaitis of Vista Maria.
Thank you for your commitment!
by: Claire Bernacki # 12
Vista Maria delivers innovative care, support, treatment and education to vulnerable youth so that they heal, believe in their worth, and build the skills needed to succeed
August 6, 2014
Our August 6,2014 meeting also featured:
May 8 th 2014
Our May 8th 2014 meeting featured:
Feb 5th 2014
Our Feb 5th 2014 meeting featured:
Our February 5 th, 2014 quarterly winner was Sweet Dreamzzz.
November 7, 2013
Our Nov 7th 2013 meeting featured:
MATRIX THEATRE COMPANY MISSION
Matrix Theatre Company uses the transformative power of theatre to
Thanks to Jen Mitchell for hosting the November meeting at the Red Run Country Club, what an amazing evening.
August 7, 2013
Our August 2013 meeting featured:
This morning, our August 100+ winner, Marjorie DeCapite (and her granddaughter), member Katherine Baldini (and her 2 daughters), Karen Balow (and her daughter) and I had the pleasure of visiting St. Patrick’s Senior Center in Detroit for the presentation of our collective donations of $ 15,300.
As we approached, a shuttle van filled with the senior center choir were preparing to take off for lunch and a boat ride on the Detroit River. Karen asked if before they took off if they would sing a song for us. With smiles on their faces approximately 25 seniors started singing beautifully which brought smiles to our faces for sure. Sr. Mary Watson, founder of the senior center (and still there after 40 years!) welcomed us into the 121 year old former school, which is still in excellent condition. Sr. Mary led us through the hallways filled with activity. A dance class was being held in the auditorium, a dozen women were preparing for a talent show that was to take place later in the afternoon. Down the hall was a room which included 3 pool tables and a couple of handsome gentlemen who challenged us to a game of pool (Karen and I actually hit a few shots). The next room was filled with work out equipment and Ed “the Trainer” had all of us on equipment. I think Ed worked Marjorie into a sweat! Around the corner was a resale shop with a welcoming staff, a salon and much, much more. Our tour concluded with the presentation of checks to the Executive Director, SaTrice Coleman-Betts, a gracious round of applause and then a lovely lunch followed by ice cream donated by Guernsey Farms. The staff of volunteers, made us feel very welcome and right at home. Sr. Mary explained that the St Patrick Senior Center is not only a place where seniors come for activities but a community where the seniors also give back. Seniors run the classes, work at the store, serve the food, cut hair…
It is a senior community of giving and receiving, it was very beautiful to witness.
Thank you Marjorie DeCapite for advocating for St Patrick Senior Center and thank you 100+ Women of Motown for selecting St. Pats a very deserving community of wonderful seniors focused on loving, caring and sharing.
May 7, 2013
Our May, 2013 meeting featured:
Yesterday we were privileged to have visited the Detroit home of Yvette Thompson. Yvette and her 3 children are a family sponsored by Humble Design.
Two years ago Yvette and her children were homeless, but through the help of family and friends she was granted housing assistance and was able to start a home at St. Aubin Apartments. Yvette was accepted into Wayne County Community College work study program and is now able to start paying tuition and rent. Someone needed to believe in her and give her a start and she is now on her feet. For 6 months Yvette and her family slept in one bed and had a couple of lawn chairs in their new home. Yvette had heard about Humble Design and contacted them for some help.
100+ Women presented a check to Humble Design
100+ Women have made a small contribution to this hard working organization to create a brighter future for families in Detroit!
Humble Design thanks all the 100+ Women of Motown!
Help us help Detroit Families Help us furnish a family's future.
You provide the gently-used furniture and household goods, we design and install functional and welcoming home interiors for moms & kids coming out of the shelters or escaping domestic abuse.
Simple, but life-changing.
February 7, 2013
Sister Maureen and Amy Amador are an amazing duo who run the day to day operations at MEP, they are doing a marvelous job. A consistent theme in the 100+ selections has been organizations that try to stop the cycle of poverty in our community! Education is the pathway to success in life! MEP is making this happen for so many wonderful women and girls! (some students are pictured)
November 8, 2012
Photo credit: Kristine Stewart Hass
August 8, 2012
Time is one of the most valuable commodities that PATH provides homeless mothers and their children. Expecting these struggling women to move from the streets to success overnight is not realistic. Attaining an education takes time. Developing job skills takes time. Gaining confidence, self-respect and the ability to achieve independence all take time. At PATH, homeless women and children live in a safe, nurturing environment for two years. During those 24 months, they are given the time and necessary training to make the triumphant transformation from poverty to self-sufficiency.
Our August, 2012 meeting featured:
City Mission – Break the cycle of generational poverty. Our mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty in the Brightmoor community by meeting the educational, physical and spiritual needs of children through mentoring relationships and outreach programs that make life-change possible. City Mission has labored to change the outcome of families in Brightmoor by providing tutoring, mentoring and outreach programs to at-risk children.
Our May, 2012 meeting featured:
February 8, 2012
SOCH is a faith-based organization compromised of local citizens, religious leaders, social service agency representatives, and community coalition members, united by a single goal.
We help guests who need a warm place, and a good meal, during the cold days of winter get back on their feet, and give them access to services to their homeless situation.
We love what we do. But we can't do it alone. That's where you come in.
Our goal is to be open 365 days a year. We invite you to find out more about what we do, who we are and how you can help .
Our February, 2012 meeting featured:
See photos from our first meeting: