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General Purposes

Focus: HOPE

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $1,000,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2008–December 31, 2008
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Detroit

About this grant

Focus: HOPE’s manufacturing and information technology training programs have enabled over 9,200 graduates to climb the ladder of economic success. These individuals represent a vast, untapped labor pool, especially those who have been historically denied access to training opportunities. Focus: HOPE breaks down barriers to success for these individuals with tools of empowerment including education, training, and supportive services. Focus: HOPE has recently faced the challenge of a declining manufacturing economy in southeast Michigan, as well as continuing declines in enrollment. This renewal grant will help to leverage the investments by other foundations, businesses, and public-sector supporters to sustain the organization.