EDUCATIONAL & EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
                          (FREE or Low-Cost)
The Partnership for Diversity and Opportunity in Transportation, consisting of unions, businesses, 
and non-profit representatives, work collaboratively to enhance economic development within 
neighborhoods directly impacted by major public works, transportation, and construction projects 
by creating community benefits, business growth, job training, and other opportunities.

Recently, The Partnership launched MiRoad2Work.org, designed as a “one-stop shop” for information 
about apprenticeships, apprenticeship readiness programs, and business opportunities in the transportation sector. Visitors of the site can find information on 22 apprenticeship programs, math and reading assistance, 
GED training, literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational 
skills training, mental health counseling, corporate and individual crisis management, job placement, job 
seeker workshops, orientation and recruitment, and small business advice.
Visit MiRoad2Work.org today to learn more.



ATTENTION: FREE TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS!    

The American Red Cross has the Scholarship funding for Veterans to take the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training/Home Health Aide Training Program(S). The Scholarship, thanks to the Community 
Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, will cover the program Tuition, State Exam fees, and Job Placement Assistance.  For more information call (313) 576-4120


Platform to Employment (P2E)               
Website:  www.platformtoemployment.com 
A program that helps unemployed workers over 50 and military veterans has opened its online application
for Detroit-area residents. The Connecticut-based workforce development organization will launch its program 
in January. There is no-cost to participate in this program.  Applicants can apply at the website above and click 
on the Detroit platform to Employment Application button on the homepage.  P2E begins with a program consisting of workshops conducted four days per week for five weeks.  The workshops include learning job search strategies, resume writing, self-marketing, rebuilding confidence and access to other worker support programs.  


Detroit Employment Solutions Corp.     
Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyer
Detroit MI  
Phone:  313-873-7321
&
5555 Conner  (Samaritan Center)
Detroit  MI  48213
Phone:  313-579-4925
&
9301 Michigan Ave. (SER Metro Building) 
Detroit MI  48210
Phone:  313-962-9675
Website:  www.detroitmiworks.com
The mission of Detroit Employment Solutions is to promote the economic self-sufficiency of Detroit 
residents and to provide qualified workers to local employers through the delivery of cost-effective, 
high quality employment, training and education services in partnership with businesses, community-
based organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies.  Detroit Employment Solutions 
centers are strategically located throughout Detroit to service residents and provide a knowledgeable 
workforce to employers.


Michigan Shifting Gears               
Email:  TalentTeam@michigan.org
Website:  www.mitalent.org/Michigan-Shifting-Gears-program
An in-depth career-transition program for seasoned corporate professionals pursuing opportunities 
in business growth sectors where they can leverage their business knowledge and experience in new 
ways. Includes weekly peer-networking sessions,  11 days of workshops, one-to-one mentoring with 
business and community leaders, 80-hour pro-bono internship and more.  Participation in a free webinar 
is a prerequisite; program cost is $500.   


Senior Environmental Employment Program         
Phone:  734-528-4280
Website:  www.seniorserviceamerica.org/site/our-programs/see
Utilizes the talents of individuals ages 55 or older who wish to continue in the workforce by supporting 
and augmenting the Environmental Protection Agency's workforce without displacing federal workers.  
Cost is free!


Detroit Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)!               
Youth Development Commission (YDC)
30 E. Canfield
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Phone: (313) 963-8916
Fax: (313) 963-8937
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Youth Employment Solutions (Y.E.S.)
30 E. Canfield
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Phone: (313) 963-8916
Fax: (313) 963-8937
​Email: info@ydcdetroit.org
Website:  www.dcdetroit.org 
A limited number of summer employment opportunities are available to youth enrolled in the Detroit Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).  Eligible candidates are low-income youth ages 14-21 residing in the City 
of Detroit.   Besides valuable work experience, some past employers have been so impressed wit the work ethic shown that they have hired the youth into permanent employment.   During the summer program however, youth are paid $7.50 per hour and can work 20-25 hours per week. 



Seniors Helping Seniors  
Phone: 610-858-2556        
Email:  info@seniorshelpingseniors.com
Website:  www.seniorshelpingseniors.com
Hires seniors to provide in-home care services to other seniors.  Duties include tasks such as light 
housekeeping, yard work, transportation, grooming assistance and overnight stays. 


L.I.F.T. Women's Resource Center        
16180 Meyers Rd. 
Detroit MI   48235
Phone:  313-345-9065
Email:  liftwrc@sbcglobal.net
Website:  www.liftwrc.org
Provides life skills workshops, parenting training, computer and employability training for women 
recovering from domestic violence, substance abuse, returning citizens and recent foreclosures 
for those age 18 to 60+. 


Perfecting Community Care Center            
7100 E. Davison 
Detroit MI 48212
Phone: 313-365-2273
Website:  www.perfectingcdc.org
​HANDS OF HOPE’S mission is to provide pre-employment skills, employment training and life 
skills opportunities to families seeking self-sufficiency.  The SOAR Program offers youth ages 
16-21 opportunities to build & develop employment/trade skills by empowering them to identify 
and embrace their strengths, talents and abilities through the use of innovative classroom based 
life-skills curriculum, career exploration, and hands-on work experience. Serves as a Business 
Center for the community with free access to computers, fax and copy machine. Additionally, 
it serves as a Detroit Urban League Mature Worker training site.


South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.          
26641 Lawrence 
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
Email: Semii1975@yahoo.com
Website: www.semii1975.org
SEMII is a contractor for the United States Department of Labor, delivering Employment and Training 
Services and Education Services under the Workforce Investment Act, Indian and Native American 
Programs (WIA-DINAP) to Native Americans in our designated service area.
Eligibility Requirements:  Must be able to produce residency in Macomb, Oakland or St. Clair counties. 
Must be able to document a minimum of ¼ Blood Quantum of Native American or Alaska Native ancestry 
from a U.S. Federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe or status identification from a Canadian 
tribe in the form of a Band Letter or status card. You must be able to produce proof of current income 
or last tax year’s information. Intakes by appointment only--please call the Job Developer at 586-756-1350.


North American Indian Association of Detroit, Inc.    
22720 Plymouth Rd.
Detroit MI 48239 
Phone: 313-535-2966 
Email:  Bmoore@naiadetroit.org 
Website:  www.naiadetroit.org
NAIA is a contractor for the United States Department of Labor, delivering Employment and Training Services 
and Education Services under the Workforce Investment Act, Indian and Native American Programs (WIA-INAP)
to Native Americans in our designated service area of Wayne County.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be able to produce residency in Wayne County. Must be able to document a minimum of ¼ Blood Quantum of Native American or Alaska Native ancestries from either a U.S. Federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe or status identification from a Canadian tribe in the form of a Band 
Letter or status card.


JAVA HOPE               
2080 Whittaker Road  Suite 150
Ypsilanti  MI   48197
Phone:  877-353-2935  OR  734-383-5018
Email:
Website:  www.JavaHope.org
Women who are interested in pursuing business training through the Java Hope Project should assess how 
they meet our criteria for consideration. Candidates typically come from backgrounds of unemployment and poverty, and must be at least 18 years of age and unemployed to be considered for our program. In addition, candidates must either not be receiving welfare benefits or near the end of their welfare entitlements to be 
eligible for the program.
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When you choose to work toward long-term business ownership through the Java Hope Project, you’re making that first critical move in the direction of economic independence. Our comprehensive business-training program can help you to learn:
Necessary procedures for starting your own business
Essential knowledge for day-to-day business operations
Information for understanding the purchasing process
Skills for thorough and organized bookkeeping
Upon completion of your training, you’ll be ready to apply for micro-financing to acquire your own coffee cart company. Plus, you will receive continued support from the Java Hope Project throughout the process.


William D. Ford Career Technical Center
36455 Marquette 
Westland MI  48185
Phone:  734-419-2100
Website: www.wwcsd.net/fctc
FREE to high school juniors & seniors in Wayne-Westland and cooperating schools, non-grad adults 
at least 17 years old by Sept. 1st, many UAW members & dependent children and those with a GED and 
no high school diploma.  Choose from over 20 different training programs available days, afternoons and evenings. 


Madonna University's Southwest (Detroit) Women's Educational Empowerment Program (SWEEP)
5716 Wellness Bldg.
5716 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI 48210
Phone: 313-965-5334
SWEEP assists aspiring students to overcome economic challenges and achieve a college education, 
leading to a more successful future. In our free workshops, students learn about computer use, college-
level writing, making college affordable, and balancing the demands of family, work and school. All services 
are bilingual.


Central Detroit Christian Community Development            
8840 Second Ave.
Detroit  MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-0064
Website:  http://centraldetroitchristian.org 
Our Youth workforce development program, READY (Recruit, Employ, Advance and Develop Youth) is 
designed to provide a safe, structured and engaging environment to impart practical tools of employability 
to teenagers. The program offers youth character development by helping them realize a positive work ethic, 
and also introduces them to important concepts of business leadership and management. We have also found the importance of tutoring workforce trainees so that they are proficient in at least 6th grade level math and reading. READY has had over 250 teens come through the program. We are committed to placing teens in jobs. Those jobs range from our businesses to McDonalds to Olympia Entertainment


YOUNG DETROIT BUILDERS
Administrative Office:
1432 Leverette 
Detroit MI 48216
Phone: 313-256-7291
AND
Learning Center
1627 W. Lafayette 
Detroit MI  48216
Phone: 313-964-2763
Email:
Website:  www.youngdetroitbuilders.com
The five Key Parts of the YouthBuild Program are Educational Advancement, Construction Education & Training, Leadership and Community Service, Counseling & Support Services and Career Development and Follow-up Program Assistance.  Must live in Detroit and be between the ages of 18 and 24, did not complete high school 
or obtain a GED, are low-income or unemployed, want to successfully finish the GED examination and learn the construction trades and would like to give back to your community by building homes for low-income families.  
In addition about half of the enrollees in the YouthBuild Detroit Program have an opportunity to serve as AmeriCorps members simultaneously in which the hours that members contribute to building housing is counted as community service, which upon completion entitles them to an educational award which can be used to attend college, university or other accredited post-secondary education.  


Arab-American and Chaldean Council
ACC Employment and Training Programs
Administrative Offices: 
363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300
Troy, MI  48084
Phone:  248-559-1990
Email:  programadvocates@myacc.org
Website:  www.myacc.org
ACC's Employment and Training Programs promotes the economic self-sufficiency of clients and provides qualified workers to local employers.  The mission of the staff is to not only work with clients to assist them 
with seeking employment, but also to encourage them to take advantage of the free training's with career 
goals in mind, as well as community service opportunities that could possibly lead to employment.  
LOCATIONS:
ACC Job Education and Training (JET) Program--Detroit
55 W. Seven Mile Road   Detroit MI  48203
Phone: 313-369-4700
AND
ACC JET Program--Oakland County
28551 Southfield Road  Lathrup Village, MI  
Phone: 248-559-0960
AND
ACC SEMCA JET & JET Plus Program--Hamtramck
9019 Jos. Campau  Hamtramck MI 
Phone: 313-875-4686
AND
ACC Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program--Detroit
111 W. Seven Mile Road  Detroit MI 
Phone: 313-369-4730
AND
ACC WIA Program--Macomb
34596 Dequindre  Sterling Heights MI 
Phone: 586-939-7550


ANGEL HOUSE                            
3319 Greenfield #260
Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1212
Physical Address:
2600 Saulino Court
Dearborn, Michigan 48120-1212
Phone: 313-849-2522
E-mail:angelhouseinfo@gmail.com
Website:  www.angelhouse.org 
Angel House is a multicultural organization reaching out to the immigrant community in the areas
of social, family, vocational, and physical needs, through services in education, health, and counseling.
We provide a wide range of opportunities in volunteerism and outreach, as well as education in Arab
culture and Islam for those outside this immigrant community. Our location within the largest Middle
Eastern population in North America provides a unique immersion experience within this vibrant yet
isolated ethnic community. With the high level of personal interaction, small class size, and caring
volunteer staff, Angel House prides itself on its community building and support, though mainly
focusing on the personal needs of our individual students.
AND
Work Programs are available for those who have skills and an interest in practical areas, such as 
construction, light repairs, landscaping, and maintenance. 
AND
Computers 
We use our new, state-of-the-art Computer Lab to teach basic applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
and how to use the Internet, in conjunction with other high level skills, including digital photography 
and understanding computer hardware. Comcast Corporation has partnered with Angel House to 
provide high-speed internet access, and we are very grateful they have provided this internet access 
for life!


Grace Centers of Hope             
35 E. Huron 
Pontiac MI 48342
Phone: 248-334-2187 ext. 1123 
Website:  http://gracecentersofhope.org
All programs and services provided by Grace Centers of Hope are designed to contribute significantly
 to the reduction of homelessness, provide clients with opportunities for life-changing recovery and to 
help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and abuse.   All guests in the their programs benefit 
from food and shelter services, counseling, life skills courses, vocational education, a drug-free work environment and their state-of-the-art learning center. There is a 30 day Emergency Shelter program 
and a one-year life skill program for men, women and children. Serves S.E. Michigan and no age limit. 


Community Care Services  
26184 West Outer Drive
Lincoln Park  MI  48146       
Phone: 313-389-7500
Email:  Info@comcareserv.org
Website: http://www.comcareserv.org/
Accepting applications for its next Supportive Education Program, beginning in Jan. of 2012.  The program assists adults with serious mental health disorders in preparing to complete college-level courses and re-enter the workforce.  Participants must be in the community mental health system and meet other requirements. 


Paragon Support Systems          
Madison / Downriver-Regional Trainable Center
2101 Grove Street 
Wyandotte MI  48192 
Phone:  734-281-9522
The agency offers a number of services that are customer-driven including educational opportunities, 
community experiences, volunteer work, micro-business development, social skills opportunities, skill 
building, job development and coaching , and in-home respite.  


Centro Multicultural La Familia 
35 W. Huron Street  Suite 500
Pontiac MI  48342
Phone: 248-858-7800
Website:  www.centromulticultural.org
Job search resources and computer training. Limited transportation within an 8 mile radius as well 
as limited child care.  ESL classes as well. 


Food Gatherers Community Kitchen Job Training Program
PO  Box 131037
Ann Arbor  MI  48113
Phone: 734-761-2796
Email:  missy@foodgatherers.org
Website:  www.foodgatherers.org 
Provides low-income and at-risk youth (ages 17-24) with instruction in basic culinary arts, food safety and sanitation, work ethics and life skills.  During their training, students produce meals for the community while learning valuable skills.  Providing young adults with job training at the beginning of their independent years 
will build a firm foundation for future success and self-sufficiency, increasing prospects for higher-paying jobs. 


Southwest Solutions         
Administration Office: 
5716 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI  48210
Phone:  313-481-3100
Website:  www.swsol.org  
A non-profit in S.W. Detroit that is in partnership with WARM Training Center, Greening of Detroit, Henry 
Ford Community College, the Detroit Workforce Development Department (DWDD) and Southwest Solutions which provides green jobs training to disadvantaged residents of S.W. Detroit.  Also open to 
returning citizens and you must live in one of the following zip codes:  48208, 48209, 48210, 
48216, or 48217.  


WW Community Connections, Inc. 
Hope Center in Macomb                               
33111 Groesbeck Highway
Fraser   MI  48026
Phone:  586-294-HOPE 
Website:  www.connections.org
Connecting with individuals with the services they need including job services & counseling.


The Ben & Jerry's Partner Shop Youth Program           
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
1014 Woodward Avenue.
Detroit  MI  48226
Phone:  313-964-2185
Email:  
Website: http://www.goodwilldetroit.org/contact/
A 16-week training program for at-risk youth between the ages of 15-21.  During the first 4 weeks, students 
are in a class learning employability and customer service skills.  The next 4 weeks are spent in their Ben 
& Jerry's store, where students will get an opportunity to use their customer service skills and learn how to 
properly serve the customer.  After students have successfully completed their 8 weeks of training, they 
complete 8 weeks of paid work experience as a Scooper in their Ben & Jerry's store.  While students are completing their paid work experience, they are assisted in gaining continuous employment in the community. 
AND
Hospitality & Retail Careers Program
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
3011 Grand River Ave.
Detroit MI  48208
Phone: 313-557-8659
The Detroit Workforce Development Department in partnership with Goodwill, WCCC, CVS/pharmacy and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute presents the Hospitality/Retail Career Center for individuals seeking careers in hospitality, retail and lodging.  
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Project HOPE
Goodwill provides vocational services to meet the specific needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS.  Through Project HOPE individuals are assisted to find job placement opportunities, examine job training options, 
explore careers, find out how to locate jobs, create and implement a career plan, develop a professional 
looking resume, developing interviewing techniques and become linked with support services needed to 
obtain and maintain employment.
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Flip the Script Program
Phone: 313-557-4818
An 18-week individual transformation effort that stresses male accountability and academic & career development.  The program is free and for males from 16 to 30 who live in Wayne County.  Does accept 
those with a felony.


Michigan Department of Community Health/Healthy Homes Section        
P.O. Box 30437
Lansing MI  48909
Phone:  866-691-LEAD  OR  517-335-8385                   
Email:  Adamss6@michigan.gov  
Training for people with low-to-moderate income wanting to perform lead work.  Training classes will be paid 
for by the Healthy Homes Section directly to the trainers.  Applicants will be required to pay a co-pay of $25.00 
a day for each day of training requested.  Four different training programs available which range from 3 to 5 
days each.


Arab American Chaldean Council            
Administrative Office:
28551 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village MI  48076
Phone:  248-559-1990
Website:  www.myacc.org 
SEMCA Job Education & Training, Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA), and Work First/JET 


Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (S.E.M.C.A.)         
Phone:  800-285-9675
Website:  www.semsummerjobs.org  OR  www.michworks.org
Thousands more of summer jobs are being created in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Monroe counties due to the federal stimulus program which are being coordinated by the local Michigan Works offices along with municipalities, nonprofit organizations, schools and private employers.  The program is designed for youth from low-income and disadvantaged families.  Pay is $6.55 an hour or more and the types of jobs vary from clerical work, lawn care, park and recreation aides, senior center and library aides, law and police office assistants, assistants in health care settings.  


The Youth to Work Project
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI  48195                              
Phone:  734-785-7705 ext. 7266
Email:  
Website: www.guidance-center.org
A FREE program for youth and young adults between 16-24 years of age.  It will help participants gain the job skills, attitudes and habits needed to succeed in the world of work.  The 5 week summer session includes Assessment & Personal Goal Setting and Soft Skills Classes (soft skills are  the traits and work habits that all workers must have to get and have a job).  Also Workforce Development.  


Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
P.O. Box 14944
4750 Woodward Avenue   Suite 406                        
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-833-3935
Email:  info@dwej.org
Website:  www.dwej.org
DWEJ's Green Jobs training program is focused on building a green collar workforce to transform the city's 50,000 brownfields into viable and sustainable communities.  During a state-certified, 12 week training course, program participants receive training for:  HAZWOPER certification, Lead Worker certification, Asbestos Worker certification, OSHA 10 workplace card, Confined Space entry, Mold Remediation, Phase I/Phase II environmental site assessments.  A full-time job developer works to ensure that successful graduates are placed.  


Henry Ford Community College--Focus on Women Program
5101 Evergreen
Dearborn, MI  48128
Phone:  313-845-9629
Website:  www.hfcc.edu
Displaced Homemaker program, Perkins and Sex-Equity Grant funding, single parent programs.  
Financial aid, student loans, etc. available.
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Henry Ford Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Program
22586 Ann Arbor Trail
Dearborn Heights, MI  48127
Phone:  313-317-1500 
Classes for adults in financial planning, computer training, etc.  
Grants, financial aid and student loans available.


Downriver Community Conference
15100 Northline Rd.
Southgate, MI  48195 
Phone:  734-281-0700        M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Website:  www.dccwf.org  OR  www.semca.org
(SEMCA) Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center, Job Search Skills Training, On-The-Job Training, 
Job placement and training under The Work Force Investment Act.  Career Resources Center offers 
the latest in job search technology and material.  See next listing too!
ALSO
No Worker Left Behind Program 
A free tuition program to help people gain the educational skills to fill high-demand jobs in Michigan...these jobs are determined regionally.  Up to two years of free tuition from any state community college, university or approved training program is offered.....up to $5,000 a year for two years or $10,000 total toward schooling. 
The funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Inquire at the Downriver Community Conference listed above for Downriver Residents (734-362-7070).  Local branches of Michigan Works! are equipped also to handle the process.  Contact Michigan Works! at 800-285-9675 (800-285-WORL) or go to www.michigan.gov/nwlb.  
Qualifications:  Must be unemployed or have received a layoff or termination notice from an employer, should 
not be college students and should have graduated from high school at least 2 years ago, must be at least 18, take a skills assessment test administered by MichiganWorks!, Other participants could include those in families earning less than $40,000, pursue an associates degree or attend a technical training program in a high-demand occupation, emerging industry, or entrepreneurship program.  Some careers include health care, accounting and bookkeeping services, information technology, auto service technicians and mechanics.
ALSO
Youth Program / For In & Out-of-School 14 to 21 years old
Eligibility in the program is based on a number of factors including family income.  Free GED preparation, free career assessment, free resume preparation, free interviewing techniques, free job search assistance, free life skills guidance and paid work experience of up to 12 weeks.  
ALSO
55+ Program
Phone:  734-362-3462
For those 55 and older who are unemployed and seeking work, the program matches job seekers with a "navigator" who will help with using the AARP Foundation's WorkSearch program; determine what vocational training is needed; connect them with training resources; assist with the job search, including a resume, cover letter, interview skills and job search techniques; and access job search workshops and seminars.  


Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-7300
Website:  www.monroeccc.edu
Sex-Equity Grant funding.  Non-credit contract training (computer) from local employers.  
Grants, financial aid, student loans, etc. is available.


Wayne County Community College District
Main Campus:
801 West Fort Street
Detroit MI  48226
Phone:  313-496-2600
OR
Downriver 
21000 Northline Rd.
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  734-946-3500 
OR
Eastern Campus
5901 Connor
Detroit MI 48213
Phone:  313-922-3311
OR
North West Campus
8200 West Outer Drive
Detroit MI  48214
Phone: 313-943-4000
OR
Western Campus
9555 Haggerty Rd.
Belleville MI  48111
Phone:  734-699-7008
Email:  info@wcccd.edu
Website: www.wcccd.edu
GED Prep, tutoring, career counseling, associate degrees and certificates in 68 different programs.  
Day and evening classes.  Grants, financial aid, student loans, etc. is available.
AND
Citizens who are residents of the WCCC college district and 60 years of age or older may receive 
a WCCCD tuition-free waiver.  Senior citizen tuition waivers shall be granted on a a seat-availability 
basis in regularly scheduled academic classes.  Although community service fees shall waived for 
the senior citizens, they are responsible for the cost of books and class supplies.  Senior students 
are expected to adhere to the same academic standards, rules and regulations in place for other 
students.  Proof of age and residency are required at the time of registration. 


Wayne State University 
42 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit MI  48202
Phone:  877-WSU-INFO 
Senior Citizen Program:  Students 60 years of age on or before the first day of classes are eligible 
for a special tuition rate of 25% of the regular and differential tuition rates except those enrolled 
in their first professional JD and MD programs and the Doctor Pharmacy program.  Eligible 
students must submit proof of age to Registration & Scheduling.


Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Corporate Office: 
7310 Woodward Ave., Suite 800
Detroit, MI  48202
AND
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI  48192
Phone:  734-284-6999        
Website:  www.waynemetro.org                                                
Employment Training Job Club/Employment Linkages provides search, placement, and job support to homeless or near-homeless individuals.  Services are offered in partnership with homeless shelter and transitional housing providers to meet the specific employment needs of the homeless or recently housed.  Services include one-on-one counseling, work experience placements, job search support, and job placement.


Washtenaw Community College--Adult Transitions
4800 E. Huron River Drive  P.O. Box 1610
Ann Arbor, MI  48106-1610
Phone:  734-677-5006
Website:  www.wccnet.edu
Counselor on site.  FREE (to qualified applicants) workshops on GED & ASSET test preparation, entrance 
into campus programs, improving reading, writing, and math skills, some job training programs.  
Grants, Financial aid, student loans etc. is available.


Services To Enhance Potential   (STEP CENTRAL)
Phone:  734-718-0483
Email:  info@stepcentral.org 
Website:  www.stepcentral.org
Resources Centers:
Dearborn North and South, 2 locations in Detroit, Wyandotte, Livonia, Ann Arbor, and Wayne.
Serving developmentally disabled and mentally impaired individuals in Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties.  Community Living Supports, Employment, Mobility, Self-Employment, Skills Building, Supports Brokering, Supports Coordination and Vocational Supports.


The Information Center
20400 Superior 
Taylor MI  48180
Phone:  734-282-7171  9-5 p.m.
Website:  http://theinfocenter.info/index.php
Links people with job training and transportation.


The Senior Alliance
Area Agency on Aging 1-C
3850 Second Street, Suite 201
Wayne MI  48184
Phone:  734-722-2830  OR  800-815-1112
Website:  www.aaa1c.org
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Detroit Area Agency on Aging--Mature Workers Program
1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200
Detroit MI  48207-2635
Phone: 313-446-4444
Website:  www.aaa1a.org
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AARP
15100 Northline Road, Room 134
Southgate MI 48195
Phone:  734-281-2470
The Title V Employment program (also known as Senior Community Service Employment Program) offers 
part-time employment training opportunities for low-income persons age 55 and older.  There are a limited 
number of employment slots available.  Placement typically is in public-or non-profit agencies.     
SEE BELOW FOR ANOTHER LISTING!


Michigan Ability Partners
Administration Office: 
3810 Packard  Suite 200
Ann Arbor MI  48108
Phone:  734-975-6800
Email:  info@mapagency.org
Website:  www.mapagency.org


Michigan Rehabilitation Services
201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor
PO Box 30010
Lansing, MI  48909
Phone:  800-605-6722  OR  888-605-6722
Website: www.mich.gov/mdcd         Go to the Labor & Economic Growth Webpage
Provides screening, training, and job placement assistance to people over 18 years of age who are physically 
or medically disabled, including those who are HIV+ where the HIV has affected their ability to physically do 
their job.  Some eligibility criteria includes having a recent history of substance abuse treatment completion, assessed in school as learning-disabled, or with a physical/mental/emotional disability.  Call number above 
or see website for office locations around the state.


Schoolcraft College  
1751 Radcliff Street   Room 120
Garden City MI  48135
Phone: 734-462-4400  ext. 6051   Tuesday and Thursday  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
AND
The Transition Center at Schoolcraft College
McDowell Center,  Room  MC225
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia MI  48152-2696
Phone: 734-462-4443    
Website:  www.schoolcraft.edu/
The Transition Center at Schoolcraft College has the staff and resources to assist students and community
members with a broad range of concerns.  From admission to graduation, the Transition Center assists Schoolcraft students of all ages navigate through college sucessfully.  Many of our services are not limited to Schoolcraft College students only.  If you are a community member in a difficult situation, we can direct you to resources that address your specific concern.  All community resources we recommend are available either 
free of charge or have fees based on a sliding scale, which is dependent upon your income.  In addition, we 
have many free pamphlets, brochures and articles on a variety of topics. 


Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency
33500 Van Born Road
Wayne  MI  48184 
Phone:  734-334-1300
Website:  http://www.resa.net/aboutus/contactus/
Career and technical training for high school students. 


A.C.C.E.S.S.
2651 Saulino Street
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-7010
Email:  sharb@accesscommunity.org   Sonia Harb 
Website:  www.accesscommunity.org
Employment Service Program, Workforce Investment Act--Adult, DLW and Youth Programs, Work First Programs, specialized workshops to empower job seekers, self-directed resource room with Internet access, learning 
lab (assessments, self-paced tutorials (basic skills, GED, ESL, office skills) and computer application training, 
and a range of services to employers seeking a qualified and diverse workforce (recruitment, screening, consultations, mediation, job fairs, etc.).


Destiny & Purpose Community Outreach--CAP Program  (D.A.P.C.O)
P.O. Box 19119
Detroit  MI  48219
AND 
127 North Washington Street
Ypsilanti  MI  48197
Phone:  877-832-1277  #103
Email:  dapco1@sbcglobal.net
Website:  www.dapco.org
Employability training program. 


Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp.
8840 2nd Street
Detroit MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-0064
Website:  www.centraldetroitchristian.org/
Provides job training and development to residents of Central Detroit.


City of Detroit Employment and Training Dept.
707 W. Milwaukee  
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 313-876-0559
Email: detroitmwa@emptrain.ci.detroit.mi.us
Website:  
http://www.detroitmi.gov/Departments/DetroitWorkforceDevelopmentDepartment/tabid/81/Default.aspx


Youth Opportunity Program  (Y.O.P.)
1101 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-5799  ext. 1516
The Y.O.P. program offers Monroe County youth academic skills, employment services and career information.  
If you are from 16-21 years old, from a low-income family and could use help to complete a diploma, G.E.D. or 
to get or keep a job, contact this organization!


Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Wyandotte MI
Phone: 734-246-6000 ext. 805069  
Website:  www.henryfordwyandotte.com
This hospital offers health career training to 11th and 12th grade students and adults.


Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
4250 Woodward Ave.
Detroit  MI  48201
Phone: 313-833-8100      TTY: 313-833-8321
Website:  http://www.jvsdet.org
JVS offers a wide range of employment assessment, training, and placement options.  Other services available include senior adult services, services for people with disabilities, and services for the homeless and individuals at risk.  Services are available to anyone in Detroit currently receiving food assistance benefits, who have no dependents, are able to work and are ages 18-49.  
Must be referred by Michigan Department of Human Services caseworker. 


League of Catholic Women    Project Transition
16260 Dexter 
Detroit MI  48221
Phone: 313-862-3400


Lutheran Social Services      Heartline, Inc.
8201 Sylvester 
Detroit MI  48214
Phone:  313-923-4200
Website:  www.lsss.org


Detroit Youth Foundation     
7375 Woodward Ave. #2800
Detroit MI  48202
Phone: 
Website:  www.detroityouth.org


Birth and Postpartum Doula Training
Center for the Childbearing Year
722 Brooks
Ann Arbor MI  48103
Phone: 734-663-1523
Website: www.center4cby.com
Professional training and certification through DONA International and a variety of continuing educational programs, including nursing CEUs.  A medical background is not required to become a Doula.  Some scholarships are available.  



FRESH START
Phone: 313-875-5182      Beth Roberts
A program ran in conjunction with the Wayne County Jails and police dept's.  Attempts to take women off the street in Detroit (for instance prostitutes) and helps them start new lives, including clothing, toiletries, housing, furniture, job training, etc.  Residents graduate through several levels of programming before graduation.


Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board
Employment, Training, and Community Services Group
555 Towner Street
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone: 313-484-6650


Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.
1211 Trumbull
Detroit MI  48216-1940
Phone: 313-967-4880
Email: MKelty@dhdc1org
Website:  www.dhdc1.org
Offers ESL classes during the day as well as 4 evenings a week to accommodate working parents.
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MPRI: Offers ex-offenders an array of bilingual services that will assist them in reintegrating into their 
communities and families including assessment, case management, job readiness and placement, 
family reunification,  anger management, life skills.
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Summer Youth:  Operates several weeks during the summer for youths ages 11-18.  Older youth ages 14-18 
are able to gain work experience and training while earning minimum age.  All youth participate in substance abuse and violence prevention workshops, weekly field trips and community service projects.
AND
Urban Arts Academy Entrepreneurship:  This hands-on program teaches entrepreneurial skills to 150 adolescents per year and provides tools for developing their own for-profit ventures such as silk-screening, 
T-shirt production, graffiti art, music & video production.  This interactive program incorporates music, art, dance and digital artistry as well as video production in its delivery methodology.  


CareGivers
2111 Woodward Ave.  #700
Detroit MI  48201
Phone: 313-964-5070  OR  800-676-5071
Email:  communications@cgcares.org
Website:  www.cgcares.org
Employee Readiness Training


Comprehensive Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Main Office:
1505 Dixie Drive
Monroe MI  48162
Phone:  734-241-7441
Website:  www.csdd.org
AND
98 Winchester
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-7011
AND
15099 13 Mile Road
Warren MI  48088
Phone: 586-294-3644
AND
55800 New Haven
Chesterfield  MI  48051
Phone: 586-749-0772
Vocational services, community integration, and skills training for adults with developmental disabilities 
and mental illness


National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.
19678 Harper Ave.,  Suite 104
Grosse Pointe, MI  48236
Phone: 
Website:  www.nicoa.org


Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
196 Caesar E. Chavez     PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598
Phone:  248-209-2600
Email:  info@olhsa.org                      
Website:  www.olhsa.org                 
Senior AIDES is designed to provide employment and training opportunities to older adults while providing services in the community.  Older adults are placed in paid, subsidized positions at non-profit and government organizations in Oakland County.  To be eligible, one must be 55 or older and have an income at or below 125% 
of poverty.


Lighthouse of Oakland County       
46156 Woodward Ave. 
Pontiac MI 48342
Phone: 248-972-1487
Website:  www.lighthouseoakland.org 
Job search training and job placement. 


Rochester Area Neighborhood House
1234 Inglewood   PO Box 80112
Rochester MI  48308-0112
Phone:  248-651-5836
Website:  www.ranh.org
Job coaching.


Operation ABLE                                    
4750 Woodward,  Suite 201
Detroit MI  48201
Phone: 313-832-0922  OR  1-800-922-4473
Email:  ability@OperationABLE.org
Website:  www.operationABLE.org
Offers career development services for those ages 40 and up through the Career Resilience Center along with other services.   Career Center membership, $40 for one month, $75 for 3 months, includes access to career information and informal support, including network meetings, informal staff assistance, use of software for career exploration and library of career magazines, newspapers and self-help books and more.  One-hour 
session with licensed professional career counselor, $50.  Development of job-search campaign with career counselor, $115.  Other services are available; contact the organization for details.  NOTE:  Has received a $200,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to provide job search and career services for older adults.  


Detroit Job Corps Center             
11801 Woodrow Wilson
Detroit, MI 48206
313.852.0300  OR  800.733.JOBS
Job Corps is a free residential education and training program that each year helps several thousand students between the ages of 16 – 24 gain the experience they need to get a better job and take control of their lives. 
The program offers you an opportunity to learn a trade, the chance to get your GED or high school diploma 
and help getting a job. Job Corps also provides you with a counselor who you can call for help for one year 
after you graduate.
Education and Training:
GED / High School Diploma
Co-enrollment opportunity with Highland Park Academy for welding
Work-based learning (WBL) opportunities available in all trades
Personalized career development plan
Hands-on training in your chosen trade area
Youth Links
Choose Your Trade:
Advanced Career Training and Off Center Training
Carpentry
Clerical
Computer Repair
Facilities Maintenance
Health Occupations
Painting
Welding (off center)


Focus Hope                                    
1355 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit MI  48238
Phone:  313-494-5500  OR  313-494-4300
Website:  www.focushope.edu
Job training in several areas and placement
Note:  Hope is now offering testing and placement into Machinist Training and Advanced Technologies Training. Testing every Tuesday and Thursday.  Contact Cynthia Hicks for information: 313-494-4184.
AND
Weatherization Specialist Training Program        
Intensive 10-week training program in this new field.  Must not have any felonies.  Must have a diploma or G.E.D. and be 18 years old or older.  Drug testing and background test will be required.  


4C (Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County, Inc.)
2151 E. Jefferson, Suite 420
Detroit,  MI  48207
Phone:  313-259-4411   TTY:  313-259-0076   
V/TTY:  1-800-649-3777
Email:  detroitwayne4c@aol.com
Website:  www.mi4c.org
Job Bank, Emergency Child Care Assistance Fund (ECCAF) for families in crisis, central resource and referral 
for children/youth/family needs and issues/and community services.


Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stinson 
Detroit MI  48226
Phone:  313-993-4700
Website:  www.drmm.org
GED completion, Job Readiness Program 


Mariners Inn
445 Ledyard
Detroit MI  48201
Phone: 313-962-9446
Website:  www.marinersinn.org
Besides providing 24 hour residential substance abuse treatment for homeless men of S.E.Michigan 
(check under Mental Health & Substance Abuse webpage), the Career Imitative Center  offers supportive outpatient counseling, employment and housing assistance as well as transportation assistance.   


Accessible Computer Training Program     (A.C.T.)
Sponsored by Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Phone:  313-563-1412
Email:  mcmcadam@comcast.net
Website:  http://home.comcast.net/~mcmcadam
&
Detroit Sub-Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
3666 Grand River
Detroit MI  
Phone: 313-833-5494
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Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
30555 Michigan Avenue
Westland MI 
Phone: 734-737-7300
AND
Oakland County Library for the Visually & Physically Impaired
1200 N. Telegraph
Pontiac, MI  48341
Phone: 248-452-9162
AND
Macomb Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
16480 Hall Road
Clinton Twp., MI  48038
Phone: 586-286-1580
The ACT Program is offered FREE through four local libraries for the blind and visually impaired and sponsored by the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  ACT is a basic computer-training program for new users.  Lessons are one hour per week with an individual peer tutor.   Adaptive equipment is used.  The goal of this program is to get you ready to participate in other community programs for advanced skills.


Matrix Human Services
Administrative Office:
120 Parsons
Detroit MI  48201
Phone: 313-831-1000
Email:  inquiries@matrixhumanservices.org
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org
Career Center:
13560 E. McNichols   Suite 205
Detroit MI  48205
Phone:  313-831-6526
Computer training and other services. 


Cass Community Organization
Website:  www.casscommunity.org
Various job training programs


G.R.O.W.
(Growing & Retailing Opportunities in Wayne County)
Phone:  313-820-2039
Email: smoore@waynemetro.org
Website:  www.waynemetro.org
The new G.R.O.W. project is a community-based initiative of the Wayne County Food System Project.  This 
unique partnership of organizations with interests in community and economic development, social services, 
and local food system development is working to help residents in Highland Park and Detroit's Eastside to:
Grow food in their backyards and neighboring vacant lots 
Sell the products they grow
Create a new source of income
Develop a small food-related business
Gain access to new sources of affordable, fresh produce in their neighborhoods.


The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged (NCBA).  
Website:  www.waynecounty.com/commServ/age.htm
Provides work sites (generally for community service functions) for qualified senior citizens.


American Red Cross
Palms Bldg. on Woodward just north of Grand Circus Park 
(former home of the State Theater)
Detroit MI  
Phone:  313-833-4440
Email:  info@semredcross.org
Website:  www.semredcross.org
Consolidating the functions of smaller centers in Dearborn and Livonia, the new downtown center will train 
about 1,300 people a year as nurse assistants and offer first-aid classes.


Ticket to Work
Website:  www.yourtickettowork.com
A program that offers Social Security Administration (SSA) disability beneficiaries greater choice in obtaining 
the support and services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals.  The program 
is designed to assist people with the training and support they need to go to work by increasing their choices. Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities can find employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services from public and private providers including the Michigan Commission for the Blind.  Participants must 
be age 18 or older and have not reached age 65.  This program is VOLUNTARY!   When a person is participating 
in this program, no Social Security Medical Continuing Disability Reviews take place, as long as the beneficiary demonstrates they are making "timely progress" and/or working to meet the goals identified in their "Ticket to Work" plan.  

Going to work while receiving SSA can be complicated...contact the:
Ticket to Work Operations Support Manager contracted by the SSA.
Maximus, Inc.:     Phone: 866-968-7842   TTY: 866-833-2967


Michigan Commission for the Blind Toll-Free Line:     800-292-4200  OR  888-864-1212 (TTY)  
Website:  www.michigan.gov/mcb


The DeafBlind Unit of the Michigan Commission for the Blind
Website:  www.michigan.gov
Provides statewide Vocational Rehabilitation services and/or Independent Living consultations to adults and 
high school students who are legally blind and have moderate to profound hearing loss.  Referrals for services for DeafBlind individuals may come from a variety of sources including family members, friends, physicians, the Social Security Administration, employers, other professionals or the individual him/herself.
Services include:
Training in Sign Language
Activities of daily living
Orientation and mobility
Vocational
Consultation
Job placement services
Transition services
In-service presentations to:  
Community service organization
Schools, group homes, day programs, sheltered workshops
Agencies
Families of Deaf/Blind individuals


S.E.M.C.A.
Website:  www.semca.org/services.htm
Adult Programs (including classroom training, on-the-job training, remedial education, job search assistance 
and supportive services), Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs (for out-of-school youth 17 to 21 years old), State Education Coordination Grants (literacy training, dropout prevention, programs for hard-to-serve adults and dropouts), Life-long LearningNon-Traditional training for women, school to work transition, pre-employment and work maturity skills training and support services, alternative high school services, Veterans programs, programs for older workers, Work First (job search assistance and training to Aid to Families with Dependent Children clients referred by the DHS, Job Corps and programs focusing on special groups such 
as Native Americans and Migrant Workers, Non-Custodial Parent Program (giving job search assistance to non-custodial parents who are seriously delinquent in child support payments due to unemployment), Welfare-to-Work Programs, Displaced Homemakers Program, Corrections Program, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program.


New Horizons Job Club
The Women's Center of Southeast Michigan      
510 S. Maple   (new location)
Ann Arbor MI  48103
Phone:  734-973-6779
Email:  info@womenscentersemi.org 
Website: http://www.womenscentersemi.org         


Children's Aid Society
Destination Services
7373 Woodward  Ste. #202
Detroit MI  48202
Phone:  313-924-0834
Medical career training for ages 18 to 21
Website:  www.casmichigan.org


Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
20300 Civic Center Dr. Suite 250
Southfield MI  48076
Phone:  248-351-7979  OR  800-377-6226
Website:  www.epilepsyfoundation.org/michigan
Educational workshops & conferences, free training for people with epilepsy including employment.


Detroit Urban League             
Main Office: 
208 Mack Avenue 
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-832-4600
AND
Family & Community Development
15770 James Couzens 
Detroit MI  48238
Email:  webmaster@detroiturbanleague.org
Website:  www.detroiturbanleague.org
Offers a range of programs including employment, computer training & tutoring for school children.  Free computer lab that allows job seekers to apply for work online and has job placement services with a database 
of job leads from employers who have contacted the league and from employers the Urban League has solicited. Must be age 18 and over who are residents of Macomb, Oakland or Wayne counties.  


Future Farmers of America Special Loan Program
The local Farm Service Agency can make loans to rural youths to establish and operate income-producing projects in connection with their participation in 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and similar organizations. Each 


Youth Opportunity Program--SEMCA
Monroe County Intermediate School District/Youth Opportunity Program
1101 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-242-5799 ext. 1516
If you are 16-21 years old, from a low-income family and could use help to complete a diploma, GED or to get 
and keep a job.  One-on-one study sessions, GED test payment, assistance with college enrollment and applying for financial aid, advanced training and certificate program, other supportive services including transportation. Also career exploration, individual job search, personalized resume and cover letter construction, work-readiness workshops, job shadowing.  


AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program       
Phone:  313-964-4821  Michigan STATE Office
1.   Residents of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and St. Clair counties contact Macomb/St.Clair Work Force                            Development Board, Inc./Michigan Works! at 586-783-8710
2.   Residents of Downriver communities and Western Wayne County, contact the AARP Foundation 
      at 734-281-2470.   Fax resume to 734-281-2471.  
3.   Residents of Detroit, contact Urban League of Detroit and S.E. Michigan at 313-832-4600.  
4.   Residents of Monroe County contact 586-469-7702
Website:  www.aarp.org/scsep
Provides temporary work experience for older adults with limited financial resources.  Individuals are placed 
in non-profit or public service community agencies where they receive on-the-job training for 20 hours per 
week. For adults age 55 and over who meet income guidelines.  
AND
This is the program that is the basis of the program above!
Michigan Older American Community Services Employment Program
Phone: 1-877-872-5627 OR 517-373-8230 (TTY: 1-877-889-5627)
Website:  www.doleta.gov/seniors
Paid, on-the-job training program that provides work experience for low-income adults who are 55 years or age 
or older and live in the Detroit area. It is designed to enhance or develop skills, allowing the return to gainful employment. Participants will be expected to participate in a training placement as an enrollee at 20-25 hours 
per week assignment and will be paid at least minimum wage. Benefits will vary, but may include job training, 
job-related counseling and assistance, job referral and placement.  
ALSO
"Its Never Too Late" Computer Training"
Computer training is provided in a class setting with a maximum of 15 participants and lasts 10 weeks. Training includes remedial keyboard and mouse skills, introduction to computers, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. During the ten weeks, training participants are also provided other services: job search assistance, counseling, resume preparation, attendance at job fairs, job interview opportunities, and job clubs. 


Senior Companion Employment Program                 
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Phone:  517-373-8230
Website:  www.michigan.gov/MiSeniors 
Offers low-income men and women age 55 and older the opportunity to provide individualized care and assistance to other adults, especially seniors living at home or in institutions.  Senior companions serve an average of 20 hours per week and in return, receive a modest tax-free stipend to cover the cost of volunteering, accident and liability insurance, assistance with transportation, an annual physical examination, training and a meal on service days.  Potential volunteers must have income at or below the established guidelines to be 
eligible for the SCP.  Forty-seven of Michigan's 83 counties are served by SCP.  
AND
Foster Grandparent Program  (FGP)
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Phone: 517-373-8230
Website:  www.michigan.gov/MiSeniors
This program offers low-income men and women age 55 and older the opportunity to provide companionship 
and guidance to children with special and exceptional needs.  Volunteers serve on average 20 hours per week and in return, receive the same benefits listed above.   Potential volunteers must have income at or below the established guidelines to be eligible for the FGP.  Fifty-nine of Michigan's 83 counties are served by FGP. 
AND
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Phone:  517-373-8230 
Website:  www.michigan.gov/MiSeniors
Offers senior citizens a meaningful life in retirement through volunteer service that is responsive to community needs.  RSVP provides opportunities for persons age 55 and older to serve on a regular basis in a variety of settings throughout their communities.  RSVP is available in 42 or Michigan's 83 counties.  RSVP functions 
under the auspices of an established community service organization with funding, support, and technical assistance from the Corporation for National Service, the State of Michigan, and the local community.  Senior volunteers serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for such expenses as transportation and meals. Insurance protection is provided to volunteers while on assignment.  


Mercy Education Project
Phone:  313-963-5881
Provides educational opportunities, life skills development, and cultural enrichment for women and girls who have limited access to resources, to enable them to improve the quality of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Also provides meals, child care and transportation for students.


The Greening of Detroit
1418 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI  48216
Phone:  313-237-8733
Email:  info@greeningofdetroit.com
Website:  www.greeningofdetroit.com
Summer youth employment programs for youths age 14 to 24. 


Yatooma's  Foundation For The Kids
219 Elm Street 
Birmingham MI  48009-6306
Phone:  888-987-KIDS (5437)
Website:  www.forthekidsfoundation.org
Non-profit dedicated to providing guidance, stability and & financial assistance to families with children who 
have lost one or both parents.  Offers Scholarships, tutorial assistance, vocational training & job placement assistance, career planning and budget assistance.


SOAR Across Michigan
Michigan Dept. of Community Health 
Phone:  313-456-4360
Email:  Bellamy@michigan.gov   Monica Bellamy
SOAR stands for "SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery"   For people, who are homeless with mental health problems that impair cognition or who are return to the community from institutions (jails, prisons or hospitals), access to these programs can be extremely challenging.  The application process ford,  SSI/SSDI is complicated, detailed, and often difficult to navigate.  Typically, about 10 to 15% of the individuals who are homeless have these benefits.



Barnabas Youth Opportunities Center
3530 Grand River
Detroit MI  48208
Phone:  313-831-4488
Email:  BarnabasYou@aol.com
Website:  www.barnabasyouth.net
Provides job skills assessment, job search assistance, and career, employment, and educational counseling to youth in need of jobs or who want to explore potential career careers.  Support services include referrals and transportation to employment/career exploration programs sponsored by businesses and other organizations and assistance in enrolling in G.E.D. programs if needed.  Primarily for Detroit youth ages 14-21.


Children's Aid Society
7375 Woodward Ave., Suite 2700
Detroit MI  48202
Phone:  313-961-8100
For low-income individuals ages 13-21 who are residents of Wayne County.  Offers job readiness & employment training to help high-risk youth acquire the knowledge and skills necessary.  Services include classroom training focused on positive self-esteem, communication skills, life skills, positive work ethics, and job readiness.  


Crossroads of Michigan
14641 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit MI  48215-2966
Phone: 313-822-1660  
AND
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI 48208
Phone:  313-831-0213
Offers comprehensive employment services to individuals age 18 and over.  Provides transportation 
assistance and interview clothing when necessary.  Makes referrals to educational programs and agencies 
where training is available.  Holds a bi-weekly group session over a light lunch called Job Club, for their employment-seeking clients.  Topics covered include Interview Skills, Business EtiquetteConflict in the Workplace, Time Management, Employment Scams and Common Resume Blunders. 


Joy of Jesus
12255 Camden Street
Detroit MI  48213
Provides four weeks (M-F from 9 to 2 p.m.) of remedial math, language, and reading instruction and employment preparation.  Candidates who complete the program receive job search assistance and follow-up support from agency staff.  Classes are offered on-site and at partner churches throughout Detroit.   


South Oakland Shelter
431 N. Main Street
Royal Oak MI  48067
Phone:  248-546-6566
Website:  www.southoaklandshelter.org
Job readiness and employment skills as well as computer training and adult literacy classes.


MARINERS INN
445 Ledyard  #201
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:  313-962-9446
Website:  www. marinersinn.org
Offers a Career Initiative Center that offers supportive outpatient counseling, substance abuse  assessment 
and referral services, employment & housing assistance along with individual and/or group counseling and transportation.  The  Alumni Program assists men who have successfully completed the Residential  Treatment Program and are not currently enrolled in one of the aftercare programs offered.


Washtenaw County PORT (Project Outreach)
Website:  http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/port 



JOB WEBSITES FOR OVER 50 CROWD!

www.workforce50.com 
This website offers a job board, searchable by state, with postings from employers specifically interested in 
hiring workers who are 50 and older.  The site also offers career and education sections with local salary and growth data for a wide range of jobs geared toward seniors considering a career transition.


www.seniorjobbank.org 
A sister site to the above website.  Creating a job-seeker account on either site will allow you to access employment resources and post your resume on both sites.  Employers who post here are committed to hiring baby boomers and older workers, even paying a nominal fee to post on the site.  The site allows you to save up 
to three resumes tailored to specific jobs, receive new job notices, and apply for jobs online.


www.seniors4hire.org 
A career center offering free memberships to job seekers ages 50 and older.  Members can create profiles, post resumes, search jobs nationwide, and access featured job and employer sections.  Information on government programs and resources for seniors is featured, along with articles catering to the senior workforce.


50 Best Employers for Workers Over 50
www.aarp.org/bestemployers
&
AARP's Job Board 
www.aarp.org/jobs 
Search millions of job openings, including positions at firms that have signed the Life Reimagined for Work 
Pledge stating their commitment to older workers. 


Operation ABLE of Michigan
Phone:  313-832-0922  OR  800-922-4473
Website:  www.operationable.org
Offers a  wide variety of personalized job-placement services, including career counseling, job matching, job matching, job training, and interview and resume-writing workshops for older workers.  Some services require 
a fee, however those meeting certain criteria might be eligible for free services. 


www.RetiredBrains.com

www.ExperienceWorks.com



INTERNSHIPS

www.interninmichigan.com
A national website that will link students from 49 Michigan colleges & universities with internships 
at more than 150 companies.  

www.idealist.org 
A national website that lists internships, volunteer work, resources and even jobs! 


TO HAVE FOREIGN EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS (OR COURSES) EVALUATED

Educational Credential Evaluators
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI  53203-3470  USA
Phone:  414-289-3400
Email:  eval@ece.org
Website:  www.ece.org
This service is not cheap but the cost can be rolled into your student grants, loans, etc.



RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Ann Arbor SPARK
Website: www.annarborusa.org
Business development organization that includes an accelerator for entrepreneurs.


Tech Town
Website: http://techtownwsu.org
A business accelerator located at Wayne State University.


Entrepreneur You Program 
Website:  www.thewalshinstitute.com/EYOU
Provides coaching, mentors and a network of support along with cash. To be eligible,
the entrepreneur OR 51% of the company's leadership, must be female OR the company 
must be female-owned or female-led.  
&
Michigan Women's Foundation
Phone:  313-962-1920 ext. 205
Email:  koswald@miwf.org
Website:  www.miwf.org 
The foundation's Angel Microloan Fund offers low-interest loans from $2,500 to $35,000 
for both existing and new women-owned businesses and social ventures.  The foundation 
also offers mentoring, coaching, networking and education opportunities for women looking 
to set up their own business or expand. 


Women's Business Enterprise Council--Great Lakes
Phone: 734-838-3866
Email:  certification@miceed.org
A non-profit offering Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certification.  Certification opens 
the door to the WBE network locally and nationally. 


CEED (the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development)
Phone:  734-838-3863
Email:  tvanappledorn@miceed.org
Website:  www.miceed.org 
CEED operates a micro-loan program for the creation and expansion of small businesses,
with loans ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. 


Michigan Women's Marketplace
Phone: 734-838-3860
Email:  dloeser@miceed.org
Website:  www.miwomen.com
The Michigan Women's Marketplace is an online resource and business community for female 
business owners. 


Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
Website: www.kazoosmic.com
A Kalamazoo-based accelerator working with entrepreneurs in the life sciences. 


Automation Alley
Website: www.automationalley.com
A technology business association serving S.E. Michigan.


Macomb-Oalkand University Business Incubator
Website:  www.oakland.edu/macombouinc
Offers business advice and services to firms in defense and homeland security, alternative 
energy and advanced manufacturing. 


Center for Empowerment & Economic Development
Phone: 734-677-1400
Website:  www.miceed.org


Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute
Phone:  313-877-9060
Website:  www.deibus.org


Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
Phone: 866-490-6233
Website:  www.mafedetroit.org


Michigan Women's Marketplace
Phone:  866-649-6636
Website:  www.miwomen.com


National Association of Women Business Owners
Phone: 313-961-4748
Website: www.nawbogdc.org


Direct Selling Association
Website:  www.dsa.org


The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center targets entrepreneurs with 
can-do tips at www.misbtdc.org


The Small Business Administration offers ideas, resources and loans at www.sba.gov.  The SBA offers guaranteed loans-from $10,000 and up--to entrepreneurs starting businesses.   It also operates Small Business Development Centers (www.sba.gov/sbdc) in every state.


The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) pairs experts across the business spectrum with would-be business owners.  At SCORES's Website, www.score.org, you can leave questions about a field of interest to 
be directed to an expert.  SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the success of small businesses nationwide.

Detroit SCORE
Phone:  313-226-7947
Website:  www.detroit.score.org 
Provides free, experienced mentors, workshops and tools for small businesses and business entrepreneurs 
in Detroit.  To find a mentor or participate in events go to the website above!


The Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, has a website (www.eventuring.org) with information and advice by and for entrepreneurs.  The foundation's FastTrac business-development program (www.fasttrac.org) is offered across the country for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.


Angel-Investor groups take stakes in start-ups that more traditional financiers might shun.  
For a list of groups see the Angel Capital Education Foundation's website at www.angelcapitaleducation.org.









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