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Foundation works to help Pontiac at-risk students Feb. 7, 2016
On Jan. 29, a special session of the Adolescents to Queens Forum was held to urge at-risk young women to make changes in their lives. On Feb. 2, young at-risk Pontiac men attended a similar session...


Pontiac Teens Hear from Successful Women in Adolescents to Queens Program Feb. 2, 2016
The teens were invited to stick around and talk to the women after the presentation, and this week, volunteers from the Ascend Foundation will meet with the girls one on one to talk about how the presentations made them feel, and help guide them toward resources to help them overcome the challenges they are facing......


Pontiac Students Learn about Skilled Trades at Massive Event Dec. 4, 2015
What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question that can be perplexing for young people, especially when they don’t know that there are many options out there for them. That’s why the Clarence E. Philips Ascend Foundation brought together over 50 businesses and organizations to pack the gym of Pontiac High School on Dec 2 for the first ever Trades University Career Planning Fair...


Students attend first Career, Trades Planning Fair at Pontiac High Dec. 3, 2015
Hundreds of students attended the Trades University Career Planning Fair at Pontiac High School this week...


Real Bad Boys Move in Silence Sep 15, 2015
It was at that very moment that he made a statement to me that literally changed my whole disposition in life. He looked me dead in my eyes and told me, “Yes, over the years I have built a degree of comfort financially but young man, let me say this to you.” “REAL BAD BOYS MOVE IN SILENCE...


Kids Night of the Stars to Raise Money for Pontiac Scholarships May 26, 2015
Raise money for kid’s scholarship and enjoy a night of entertainment with the Kid’s Night of the Stars Talent Showcase on June 5 at Pontiac High School. The event will be packed with performers...


Scholarship, career fair to connect 1,300 Pontiac students with resources Mar. 5, 2015
About 1,300 students from Pontiac-area high schools are expected to attend the Future Builders Scholarship and Career Planning Fair...


Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Jan. 12, 2015
The vote is on. Seventeen Detroit Area leaders have been nominated as part of the NAACP Image Awards Hometown Champion Award including The Ascend Foundation's Kaino Phillips...


Holiday charity event in Pontiac draws around 300 volunteers Dec. 21, 2014
A collaborative charity event held Sunday in Pontiac drew around 300 volunteers and created 2,000 holiday care packages for the area’s homeless....


Seven Families Fed Thanks to Ascend and NPG in Pontiac Dec. 7, 2014
Over 240 other students took part in The Marked For Success Initiative, a program by the Ascend Foundation specifically designed to prepare Pontiac students for the real life experience of looking for work....


Seven Families Fed Thanks to Ascend and NPG in Pontiac Nov. 26, 2014
The Ascend Foundation and NPG Foundation teamed up with 4 Brothers Lounge to give groceries to seven local families in need...


The Ascend Foundation brings the Lifetime Network Hit Show "BRING IT" to Pontiac July. 7, 2014
The Clarence E. Phillips Ascend Foundation in collaboration with the Dancing Dolls of the Lifetime Channel hit show “Bring It” are hosting a three-day camp, Friday-Sunday, July 11-13, teaching the art of Majorette dance to girls ages 8-21...


The Ascend Foundation Marked For Success Program Jun. 9, 2014
Pontiac High School juniors participated in a job preparedness program last week, June 3-6. The program is called Marked for Success Initiative. The Clarence E. Phillips Ascend Foundation in collaboration with the administration of Pontiac High School developed the program...


The Ascend Foundation Future Builders Career Fair Mar. 14, 2014
Students from Pontiac High School, the district’s International Technology Academy and Pontiac Academy of Excellence, a charter school, were welcomed at the second annual Future Builders Scholarship and Career Planning Fair, where they had the opportunity to talk to 60 officials...


The Ascend Foundation brings the "Dancing Dolls" to Pontiac Feb. 29, 2014
The Clarence E. Phillips Ascend Foundation in collaboration with the ONE AND ONLY “DANCING DOLLS” from Lifetime’s hit show “BRING IT!”...


Pontiac High School Hosts Career-Fair; Mandatory for Upperclassman Apr. 9, 2013
PONTIAC: More than 35 colleges, universities, trade schools, specialty schools, armed forces, public safety, fraternal organizations and financial aid planners were represented to provide information and inspiration...


Andover student awarded first Clarence Phillips Music Scholarship Feb. 26, 2012
PONTIAC: Fourteen-year-old Haeji Kim is the first student to be awarded a music scholarship named after former Pontiac Mayor Clarence Phillips, student of the violin since she was 5 1/2 years old, Haeji was awa...


A Walk for the Children Sep. 29, 2009
PONTIAC: Kaino Phillips addresses a group of about 20 people Saturday outside the Odell Nails Administration Building in Pontiac as he shows his support for his friend, Kevin Williams who organized a Save The Children rally...