Results

We partner with the Greater Detroit community and build pathways to independent and happy families. Our focus of education, income and basic needs are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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Education

We start early

Each month, volunteers in our Hospital Initiative Pilot Program educate 267 new mothers on the importance of reading to their little ones on Day 1.

Grow with them

1,132 caregivers and parents actively attend a variety of workshops each month geared toward developing the skills they need to support their families.

And watch them launch

Our first network of Turnaround Schools graduated 16% more students in 2013 than the previous year's average, reaching an aggregate 80% graduation rate.

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Income

We help them earn it

More than 250 job seekers have found employment opportunities and an additional 115 employees received advancement training through our Detroit Regional Workforce Fund pilot initiative.

Then grow it

After 12 months or more of working with our Greater Detroit Centers for Working Families, 70% of clients saw an increase in credit score, net income and/or net assets. Out of 1,021 clients who improved overall net worth, the average gain was $8,146.

And keep it

Our Individual Development Accounts offer matching incentives for families to save for the future. The program has supported 691 purchases, including 199 homes. It has also supported 93 withdrawals for small businesses and 399 withdrawals for advanced education.

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Basic Needs

We help families in crisis

Our 2-1-1 help line has referred more than 2.1 million callers to resource assistance, with gas service payment topping the list followed by food pantries.

Feed the hungry

Our No Kid Hungry work is helping ensure that kids have access to nutritional meals all year long. Meet Up and Eat Up summer food sites served more than 1.65 million meals in 2014.

And strengthen communities

Our work focuses on building supportive networks. When people have resources, they can become leaders and create change.