Economic Prosperity

We believe in order for individuals to provide for their families, they need financial literacy, supportive services, career training and jobs that pay a living wage.

Success Stories

We're providing access and opportunity to help people gain their financial footing with proven methods like job training, financial wellness classes and more. The result is thriving communities where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.

CARING FOR A COMMUNITY

When Tommeia Brown moved back to her hometown of River Rouge, she made a plan to improve her bottom line and more.

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AN INVESTMENT IN INDEPENDENCE

After Imad escaped war-torn Iraq and came to the U.S. as a refugee, everything changed.

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ACCESS FOR ALL: A STORY OF HOPE

La’Tasha Smith knew she needed a way out of homelessness. She found that way out through our skilled trades training program, Access for All.

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STRATEGIES

Detroit Regional Workforce Fund

We serve as a primary funder and fiduciary of the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, which is made up of investors, employers and nonprofits working to connect unemployed and underemployed people to emerging career pathways. In this role, we provide strategic direction and oversight of grants, program development, partner engagement and data collection and reporting.

Economic Mobility

In partnership with Detroit LISC, we’ve created The Greater Detroit Centers for Working Families, which employs an Earn It, Keep It, Grow It model. Clients receive one-on-one career training, budget coaching and financial aid — like tax credits — to  help them reach financial stability and stay there.
We also offer free tax preparation services with United Way Worldwide’s MyFreeTaxes.com. The service is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit and is available to more than 100 million U.S. taxpayers.

Talent and Workforce Initiatives

In addition to providing workforce development opportunities through the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, we support a variety of talent and workforce initiatives that target underserved populations, such as justice-impacted individuals, disadvantaged young adults and women in non-traditional occupations. Our goal is to fill gaps in the workforce development landscape and create new opportunities for individuals to access programs.

Results

YOU CAN HELP

Want to help improve family stability in your community? Make a donation, learn about volunteer opportunities or advocate for policies that support families.

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