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Agencies form alliance to coordinate workforce development programs

Focus: HOPE is among six local Detroit nonprofit agencies that has helped to form the Workforce Alliance, which is building a collective force to improve the regional system of workforce development programs.

Grants catalyze innovative food-oriented development projects in 23 communities

The Kresge Foundation awards $4.6M in implementation grants for projects that combine healthy food and Creative Placemaking as part of the FreshLo initiative

Focus Hope offers program for women to earn certificates in IT and manufacturing

GM donated $370,000 to Focus Hope for a training program for women to earn four certificates required in IT and manufacturing.

21 Detroit community development organizations share $3 million from Kresge

The Kresge Foundation will support 21 community development organizations across the city of Detroit with $1 million in annual grants announced today for the next three years.

50 years later, nonprofits founded to address root causes of ’67 unrest refocus

Detroiters interested in the health care field will have access to entry-level training and job openings through a new initiative city officials announced Thursday.

A Look Inside: GLWA’s All- New EICT-I Apprenticeship

Last month, 12 new EICT-I apprentices joined GLWA as part of its inaugural Apprenticeship Program. GLWA partnered with Focus: HOPE and Henry Ford College to develop this three-year program to hire and train Electrical Instrumentation Controls Technicians (EICT). After the successful completion of initial testing, screening and intake processing, the apprentices began work at GLWA on Monday, June 12, 2017. One Water News 7.14.17 (002).

JPMorgan Chase’s Investment in Detroit to Reach $150 Million

Pace of Detroit’s progress allowed firm to accelerate initial $100 million investment and make valuable impact on the city’s recovery

Detroit partnership trains people for patient-care jobs

Detroiters interested in the health care field will have access to entry-level training and job openings through a new initiative city officials announced Thursday.

Program to train apprentices for water authority jobs

A 3-year apprenticeship program will train workers for jobs as electrical instrumentation control technicians with the Great Lakes Water Authority.

Knight and Fisher Foundations grant $250,000 to nearly 40 community groups throughout Detroit

Community leaders and organizations in Detroit have been emboldened recently with the announcement of two grants totaling $250,000.

The Intersection: Focus: HOPE CEO Talks Tackling Poverty in Detroit

FOCUS: Hope was one of the organizations founded after the 1967 uprising in Detroit. It’s focused on racial healing and economic opportunity in Southeast Michigan.

Effort seeks to train unemployed Detroiters for green jobs

DETROIT (AP) — A collaborative effort seeks to provide more unemployed Detroit residents with job training and placement related to work in a host of green careers such as urban agriculture…

Newly appointed CEO of Focus: HOPE, Jason Lee, talks Father’s Day plans

Newly appointed CEO of Focus: HOP,E Jason D. Lee, is making waves in Detroit. The former executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program was selected out of 200 applicants by Focus: HOPE’s board of directors to become the next CEO,…

Focus: HOPE Names New CEO

Jason D. Lee has been named the new CEO of Detroit-based Focus: HOPE, a nonprofit that has developed numerous programs in efforts to overcome racism, poverty and injustice, including food, career training, and community development programs.

Focus: HOPE packs up food and delivers to Senior Citizens during the Holiday Season.

Focus: HOPE and over 300 volunteers took to the Detroit community and delivered over 1,400 boxes of food to senior citizens in need for the Holiday Season.