Nov 12, 2017
Carol Goss retired after
nearly a decade as the Skillman Foundation’s president &
CEO. During her tenure, the Foundation underwent major
strategic shifts, including becoming an embedded funder working
on-the-ground in six neighborhoods.
Goss, a social worker by training, championed that effort and
became a voice for children in the city when few others were
beating that drum.
Because of Carol Goss, the landscape of work for Detroit
children has been reengineered. Because of her leadership, groups
like Excellent Schools Detroit, Data Driven Detroit, Osborn
Neighborhood Alliance, Congress of Communities Southwest Detroit,
and Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance are in place now, moving
outcomes for kids.
Today, Goss is the Founder of Warrior Women Against
"It is a
movement of African American women who are working to support and
mentor some of our most vulnerable women and their children. We
started 2 years ago after spending a year at Harvard on a
fellowship and we now work in partnership with COTS
to help these women move
towards self sufficiency. They all want jobs and stable
housing and more education and better lives for their children,"
Leaders have to
take risks, walk in paths that have not been used, and be patient
for results. Leaders must also show compassion and not be
judgemental. Warrior Women Against Poverty
is leading the way and showing others how they can change lives one
woman and one family at a time.
Goss was named, "Persons of the Week" by WXYZ TV (an ABC
affiliate). See the Warrior Women Against Poverty video here.