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Work-Readiness Program

Peckham, Inc.

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $296,745
  • Grant Period January 1, 2020–September 30, 2021
  • Location Lansing, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Genesee

About this grant

Founded in 1976 Peckham, Inc. is a nonprofit community rehabilitation organization that provides job training and competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The grantee operates 30 rehabilitation and human services programs in Michigan and has satellite manufacturing locations in Arizona and Kentucky. In 2019, the grantee expanded operations to the Flint area and anticipates providing up to 200 apparel manufacturing job opportunities over the next 24 months. Funding will help Peckham, Inc. develop a customized training curriculum for new employees, hire a job trainer and two job coaches, and provide temporary assistance to help people overcome barriers to work.