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November 27, 2012

Opportunities, challenges drive work at Focus: HOPE

Focus: HOPE was established in 1968 in Detroit, Michigan, to promote “intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice.”

Since then, the organization has taken its place among the country’s most dynamic and effective anti-poverty and civil rights champions. It continues to provide low-income residents with education and targeted job training programs; food distribution; neighborhood development; and other services.

Mott’s longstanding support for Focus: HOPE, including a recent grant of $750,000, has totaled more than $17 million.

  • Watch the below video that highlights Focus: HOPE's efforts to respond to opportunities and challenges in the Motor City.


Fueling Positive Change in the Motor City

Video Production by Zoom Digital Media


  • Read more about the organization's efforts to prepare workers for jobs in the country’s changing economy.
  • Read an archival feature story on the late Eleanor Josaitis, who helped launch Focus: HOPE in 1968.