The Women Coming Together for Children luncheon, organized by Beyond Basics, recognized four women who have worked to better Detroit. Award recipients were Linzie Venegas-Rimanelli, community advocate; Maggie Allesee, local philanthropist; Heidi Brandewie, volunteer and tutor; and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Congratulations Linzie Venegas-Rimanelli!
Since 2002, Beyond Basics serves students in Detroit Public Schools. It partners with principals and teachers to help students reach literacy by providing reading, tutoring and supplemental programs such as writing, art and mentoring from preschool through grade 12. The program has helped 60,000 children.