EDUCATIONAL & EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
                            (FREE or Low-Cost)










For Adult programs, please scroll below the Youth Training Programs category!

To find Education & Employment Training for those over 50+, please click on this 
link! Education & Employment Resources, Page 2. 

You may also want to check under related Web pages such as: Literacy Resources,
Disabled Resources and Prisoner/Parole Resources for additional related information!

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 Scholar-
ship, thanks to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan, will cover the prog-
ram Tuition, State Exam fees, and Job Placement Assistance. 
For more information call 313-576-4120

NOTE: 
Discover Apprenticeship in Michigan!
If you’re looking for a career path that would allow you to EARN while you LEARN, Registered 
Apprenticeship may be for you! Apprentices get paid work experience, related classroom
instruction and a national industry-recognized credential upon program completion. They also 
avoid costly tuition debt and get a paycheck from day one while they build the right skills in a 
new career. To learn more, visit Michigan.gov/ Apprenticeship.


YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMS 

Be SURE to check the "Julie's List" Facebook page every day as Apprenticeship Programs 
for various Trades are always announced on that page! 


DETROIT & METRO DETROIT 

Job Development
Covenant House Michigan
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-463-2000 
Website: https://covenanthousemi.org
Covenant House’s doors are always open to all young people who need housing and help, 
regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Job 
Development program prepares our kids for the world of work and independence.The staff 
teach job expectations, workplace ethics, communication skills and teamwork. With staff 
support, our kids prepare resumes and portfolios and participate in mock interviews. 

Green Door Initiative 
7650 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-922-9055
Email: info@greendoorinitiative.org
Website: https://greendoorinitiative.org/youth-speak-green
Green Door Initiate is hiring Detroit residents between the ages of 16-19 years old focused on 
exposing students to the careers around Michigan natural resources. Must still be in high school!

My Sister's Keeper & My Brother's Keeper Youth Mentoring Program / Keeping Careers!
Phone: 313-252-1060
Email: info@basshp.org 
This free program runs from June through July and provides valuable experience
about building trades like HVAC and general contracting. Ages 12 to 18 are wel-
come to apply. Learn about building trades such as Plumbing & Pipefitter, Elec-
trician, Carpenter, General Contractor, HVAC Heating & Cooling. 

Southwest Solutions / YOUTHBUILD 
Administration
5716 Michigan Ave.  Suite 3000
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-481-3102
Email: jrhines@swsol.org
Website: https://www.swsol.org/youthbuild
Eligibility--To be eligible to participate in YouthBuild, you must be:
Youth learn vocational skills in construction, as well as in other in-demand industries that 
include health care, information technology, and hospitality. Youth also provide community 
service through the required construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing for low-
income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods.
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Youth split their time between the vocational training work site and the classroom, where 
they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree, learn to be community leaders, 
and prepare for post-secondary training opportunities, including college, apprenticeships, 
and employment. YouthBuild includes significant support systems, such as a mentoring, 
follow-up education, employment, and personal counseling services; and participation in 
community service and civic engagement.
With YouthBuild, you’ll:

LifeBUILDERS Detroit
20141 Kelly 
Detroit, MI  48225
Phone: 313-401-5433
Email: info@lifebuildersdetroit.com
Website: https://www.lifebuildersdetroit.com/programs
SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
This program is for youth 14+ from the city of Detroit. Participants will receive the experience of 
a real job, while at the same time be trained up mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They are paid 
for their work as they help clean up the community of Regent Park, giving them valuable experience 
in finance management. 
PARKWAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
LifeBUILDERS seeks to improve the overall education of the youth in our community by working 
with Parkway Christian School. Through this partnership, youth are scholarshiped to receive a 
private education at Parkway, where they are not only built up academically, but spiritually and 
emotionally as well. 

THE YOUTH CONNECTION CAREER ACADEMY 
4777 E. Outer Dr.  Suite 1340
Detroit, MI  48234-3241
Phone: 313-826-7099
Email: info@theyouthconnection.org
Website: https://www.theyouthconnection.org
The Youth Connection Career Academies provides youth ages 14-24 an opportunity to understand 
the duties and tasks necessary for success in various careers through its partnership with Detroit 
Public Schools and its Career Pathways and Internship programs. As part of this year-round pro-
gram, youth work under the direction of highly-skilled supervisors and mentors in each field. This 
program is a terrific way for students to understand the real world of careers and it encourages 
continuing education and positive behavior amongst youth while promoting civic commitment and 
giving back to the community. In addition, youth receive life-skills training and information in areas 
such as health, nutrition, substance abuse, leadership, etiquette, conflict resolution, public speaking 
and more.

MAKING IT HAPPEN FOUNDATION
2888 W Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-713-2080
Email: cggillon@gmail.com
Website: http://www.makingithappenfoundation.org
The HEROES Music Technology Program equips students with the skills to create exciting, unique compositions and pursue careers in the music industry as producers, sound engineers, song writers, 
digital media specialists and recording artists. Students learn from industry professionals and learn 
industry techniques to produce original music compositions, commercial jingles, and musical scores 
for film, TV, online content and video games. Also available to high school students!

Urban Neighborhood Initiatives
8300 Longworth 
Detroit, MI 48210 
Phone: 313-841-4447
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Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center
2026 Lawndale 
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-879-2155
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Southwest Rides
1824 Springwells 
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-315-2360
Website: https://www.unidetroit.org
Youth Development Programs: 
​SOUTHWEST URBAN ARTS MURAL PROJECT (SUAMP)
SUAMP engages youth in artistic, workforce development, and leadership skill building. Youth 
work with trained professional artists from the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Community 
Arts Partnership (CAP) to build their technical art skills. Youth spend the winter months honing 
their artistic skill set to prepare them to take on commissions in the neighborhood. In the summer, 
they are hired to help design and paint murals for residents, local businesses, and corporations.
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URBAN FORESTRY AND RECREATION PROGRAM
The Urban Forestry and Recreation Program is made up of two teams of youth 16 to 19; the Green 
Team and the Summer Enrichment and Recreation Team. The Green Team works with our Curator 
of Parks and Public Spaces helping maintain neighborhood parks and transforming vacant lots 
and green spaces. Youth learn landscaping and horticulture skills. Our Summer Enrichment and 
Recreation Team help facilitate daily programs for our out of school learning programs. They par-
ticipate in youth development trainings and help lead daily enrichment activities for youth ages 5 
to 14.​
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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
​The Apprenticeship Program engages youth in professional development, goal setting, and career 
exploration workshops. Youth are placed in local businesses and organizations that align with their 
future career goals. 
Open to ages 14-24 living in Southwest Detroit!

SER Metro Detroit
Main Office: 
9301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI  48210-2038
Phone: 313-846-2240
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Southwest Detroit SER Workforce Center
5200 Stecker 
Dearborn, MI  48126  
Email: info@sermetro.org
Website: https://sermetro.org/ser-youthbuild-learning-academy
SER YouthBuild:
SER’s YouthBuild program follows the established national YouthBuild model and 
integrates individualized GED instruction with hands-on construction training, both 
of which lead to credentials that increase employability. The program also develops 
the youth’s leadership skills and readiness for post-secondary training opportunities 
and the workplace through a combination of service learning projects, career devel-
opment training and exploration activities, and the-construction worksite component. 
Participants will make a tangible, positive impact in their community by building afford-
able housing for residents in need.This experience builds their confidence and sense 
of commitment to the community, while developing the inter-personal and “soft” skills 
that they need to be successful. Has other locations!

Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan 
208 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-832-4600
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Family and Community Development Center
15770 James Couzens
Detroit, MI   48238
Phone: 313-831-5130 
Website: https://www.deturbanleague.org
The Project Ready College Club:
Originally organized in 1988, it is part of our youth development initiatives and coincides with the 
National Urban League’s Education Initiatives. The goal of the College Club is to increase educat-
ional opportunities for area students and those pursuing post-secondary degrees and create fun, 
positive and educational enrichment activities for youth. The College Club offers information about 
scholarship opportunities that will assist students and their parents with college tuition, promotes 
leadership development, life skills training and prevention information.
Workforce Career Development Center:
Provides screening, employability skills training, counseling, job referrals, and placement. The 
ULDSEM also conducts specialized career/job fairs throughout the year.

The Greening of Detroit
13000 W. McNichols 
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: 313-237-8733 
Email:  info@greeningofdetroit.com
Website: https://www.greeningofdetroit.com
Our Green Corps program is a six to eight-week summer youth employment program for students 
ages 14-18 years old.
As a Green Corps employee, you will:
1.  Develop and strengthen leadership skills
2.  Beautify your city and give back to your community
3.  Receive soft-skills training in conflict resolution, 
     financial literacy, ACT/SAT prep, team building, 
     work readiness and much more.
4.  Work outdoors and positively impact the environment
5.  Earn a pay check
The Green Teens are also trained in long-term employment and life skills. Participants attend 
workshops on resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, ACT preparation, financial literacy, 
and nutrition. Youth also have the opportunity to meet professionals in the field including
ISA Certified Arborist and Landscapers. 
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Green Corps members invest time and energy in their communities, learn to become environ-
mental stewards by watering trees, cleaning up green spaces, planting, weeding and harvesting 
crops at school and farm gardens. They learn about green careers and a variety of life skills along 
the way. Most felony convictions are welcome. 

Detroit Job Corps Center   
11801 Woodrow Wilson
Detroit, MI  48206
Phone: 313-852-0300 
Website: https://detroit.jobcorps.gov/train
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:
1.  GED / High School Diploma
2.  Work-based learning (WBL) opportunities available in all trades
3.  Personalized career development plan
4.  Hands-on training in your chosen trade area
Choose Your Trade:
Advanced Career Training and Off-Center Training

YOUTH SOLUTIONS 
Phone: 734-362-7032 Ashley           734-362-7031 Lynette 
Email:  Ashely.Reid@dccwf.org      Lynette.Massey@dccwf.org 
Website: www.ouryouthsolutions.org 
Does this sound like you?
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING:
We create a personalized learning environment that will prepare our youth for their next step 
and beyond. To accomplish this, we work with each young person to create a customized 
approach to help them achieve their goals.
CAREER EXPLORATION:
Our youth are encouraged to explore their interests through partner connections and career 
workshops. This exposure helps our youth dream big and achieve great things. It also provides 
our Employer Partners with access to work-ready, skilled talent. It’s a win-win!
COACHING & MENTORING:
No matter how challenging the current circumstances are for our youth, we have a deeply engaged 
and heavily invested group of adults supporting them along their journey.

ACCESS 
Administrative Offices:
2651 Saulino Ct.
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone: 313-842-7010
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One-Stop Employment & Human Services Center:
6451 Schaefer 
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313-945-8380
Website: https://www.accesscommunity.org
Services for Job-Seekers: 

JOY OF JESUS
Main Office / Youth Embassy
12255 Camden
Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: 313-839-4747 
Email: joyofjesus@comcast.net 
Website: http://www.joyofjesus.org
Summer Jobs Program: 
Joy of Jesus provides summer employment opportunities for youth ages 14 to 17 with classroom 
instructional time and on-the-job training.

SAMARITAN CENTER 
5555 Conner Suite #2210
Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: 313-579-4400
Website: https://samaritan-center.com
Holy Cross Samaritan Center Located in the former Mercy Hospital complex,the Samaritan 
Center offers a multi-faceted community resource center for neighborhoods in the Conner 
Avenue & I-94 area of Detroit’s East Side.
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Services available at the center include: job training and placement, educational programs,
housing development, business and community development, and general community sup-
port. Services are available for seniors, children, adults, and families.

​City of Detroit / Grow Detroit's Young Talent 
Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation
Phone: 313-664-5575
​Website: https://gdyt.org/youth
Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer jobs program that trains and employs 
young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 for up to 120 hours. Youth participants must be per-
manent residents of the City of Detroit and be eligible to work in the United States. There are a 
broad range of jobs available to the participants. Examples of jobs include: community cleanups, 
event planning, accounting, retail and the Junior Police or Fire Cadets to name a few.

Detroit Hispanic Development
1211 Trumbull 
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: 313-967-4880 
Website: http://www.dhdc1.org
Summer Youth Program:
The Summer Youth Program engages youth (ages 11-18 years) through projects in life skills, 
arts and crafts, recreation, field trips, community service projects, and a week-long camping 
trip. Older youth (ages 14-18 years) are eligible to apply to gain work experience and training 
at employers throughout Detroit while earning a stipend. Funding for this program is provided 
by DTE Energy’s City Connect Program.
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Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program
Graduating high school seniors and college students are eligible to apply for this prestigious 
scholarship program for post-secondary education. DHDC limits the eligibility of this scholar-
ship to youth who have participated in DHDC programs for one year. Scholarships may include 
up to $3,000, a school-ready laptop, and a corporate mentorship, depending upon the specific 
scholarship type.

Open Door Ministry
4301 S. Lilley 
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734-397-1777 #201
Hours: *Guests must pre-register over the phone  
Their Mission: 
Is not to just provide food to needy families, but to help them to be able to provide food for 
themselves. We do this through our food pantry, job bank, ODM Graduate School, and one-
on-one counseling. This is a community-wide effort to provide meaningful help to those in 
need.

DETROIT AT WORK 
Phone: 313-962-9675
Website: https://detroitatwork.com/training
FREE JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DETROITERS
GDYT provides meaningful summer employment opportunities for Detroit youth, ages 14 to 24.
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GED or High School Diploma Program 
Under a new program, Detroit residents can earn their GED or high school diploma while earning
$10 an hour/ up to 20 hours a week for up to 6 months. Eligible students can receive help with trans-
portation and referrals for childcare.
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The Detroit Promise offers last-dollar scholarship funding exclusively for residents of Detroit to 
attend two-year colleges and four-year universities.
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Career Technical Training 
If you’re a high-school student and interested in gaining the skills necessary for a high-growth, 
high-demand career, Detroit at Work has a wide range of training opportunities available to you. 
In partnership with DPSCD, the City of Detroit and other business and philanthropic partners 
have invested nearly $20 million in upgrades to three of the city’s main career technical schools: 
Randolph CTC, Breithaupt CTC, and Golightly CTC.

STEP Central  
2941 S. Gulley 
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: 313-278-3040
Email: info@stepcentral.org
Website: https://stepcentral.org/services/service-inner
Services To Enhance Potential’s Supported Employment Services department promotes employment opportunities for individuals with a disability by providing a number of Employment Placement, Job Development, Job Training, and Job Coaching services. Our training programs include a Certified 
Janitorial Training Program, Retail Training through our Thrift Store Operations, and General Business 
Training designed to help an individual adjust to a variety of work settings. Our Workplace to Success Internship Program is designed to help transition the information presented in the classroom to a real-
life setting in a workplace.


LENAWEE COUNTY 

​LISD TECH Center  
1372 N. Main 
Adrian, MI 49221  
Phone: 517-263-2108
Website: https://www.lisd.us
Offers a wide variety of job training programs for all types of learners, in Lenawee County. 


MONROE COUNTY 

​The Youth Opportunity Program 
​MCISD, Bldg. D-1101 S. Raisinville 
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: 734-342-8523
Website: http://www.misd.k12.mi.us/services/youthopportunity
Get paid while learning!
Highlights:


​OAKLAND COUNTY

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
Administrative Offices: 
363 W. Big Beaver  Suite #300
Troy, MI    48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
Email: carmenb@myacc.org
Website: http://www.myacc.org/employment-training​
Services provided:
Stabilization and Supportive Services:
Integrated Education & Training:
Employment, Retention, and Re-Engagement:

​DREAM CENTER
Corporate Office:
6600 Rochester 
Troy, MI  48085 
Phone: 248-221-5747
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Dream Center – Pontiac
830 Auburn Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48324 
Email: info@dcofmi.org
Website: https://dcofmi.org/what-we-do/life-skills
Through literacy, workforce development, mentoring, transportation and general education, 
we provide opportunities for kids, teens and adults to be equipped with life skills necessary 
to overcome the obstacles of poverty. Also has a housing program


WASHTENAW COUNTY

SUMMERWORKS  
Email: syesupport@umich.edu
Website: https://www.summerworks.info
Formerly known as Summer17, Summer18, and Summer19, SummerWorks is the Washtenaw County 
Summer Youth Employment Program, a 10-week summer employment and mentorship program that 
pairs local employers with young adults. It connects youth to resources for building professional net-
works, exploring career opportunities, and developing essential job and leadership skills. We have a 
new name and a new look, but are still dedicated to providing the experience that hundreds of local 
young adults have received over the past few years.
What you're signing up for: All young adults accepted into the program will...
1. Participate in virtual professional development to improve your "Essential Skills" such as resume 
    writing, interviewing, and more
2. Match with a mentor from a local organization, business, or government agency to answer questions, 
    provide career advice, and strengthen professional networks
3. Attend career sneak peeks with guest speakers who will show you what it's like to work in their field.
4. Receive stipends for their participation in SummerWorks activities
5. A subset of youth will be selected for a PAID Summer Internship, which means...Working 10 weeks, 
   20 hours a week from June through August

GROWING HOPE URBAN FARM
922 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-786-8401
Email: cassandra@growinghope.net
Website: https://growinghope.net/programs/youth-programs/teen-leadership-program
Summer Teen Program:
Growing Hope’s paid Summer Teen Program provides teens with an opportunity to develop 
interpersonal, leadership, and job skills while learning gardening and nutrition concepts and 
gaining an understanding of food justice work. This is an 8-week program open to Ypsilanti 
high school aged youth, ages 14-18. 
What do our Summer Teens do?


ADULT TRAINING PROGRAMS & APPRENTICESHIPS 

Be SURE to check the "Julie's List" Facebook page every day as Apprenticeship Programs for
various Trades are always announced on that page!

NOTE: Women looking to find their high-wage career in construction or other Professional Trades 
can get started at Going-PRO.com. The site also features videos about these in-demand careers.
You may also want to check out the Michigan Department of Transportation’s On-The-Job Program 
which offers equal opportunity for the training and upgrading of women toward journey-level status 
in the highway construction trades.

Women to Work Program 
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Human Services
29699 Southfield 
Southfield, MI  48076
Phone: (248) 233-4232
Email:  jrichmond@jvshumanservices.org 
Website: https://www.jvshumanservices.org/who-we-serve/women
The JVS Women to Work Program helps women who have been out of the workforce but must find 
employment due to difficult life changes such as:
Springboard to Success combines the Women to Work Program with hands-on Microsoft Office computer training.

Southwest Solutions
Administration:
5716 Michigan Ave. Suite 3000
Detroit, MI 48210
Phone: 313-481-3102
Email: jrhines@swsol.org
Website: https://www.swsol.org/earn-learn
Phase Three of Earn + Learn is happening now. The Detroit-area program is led by Southwest Solutions. 
It involves multiple partners working together to train, place and maintain participants in employment.
The goal of Earn +Learn is to help participants achieve a new career path. We provide technical training 
for high-demand, well-paid jobs in these fields:

SER Metro Detroit / SER Bridges to Career Opportunities
Main Office: 
9301 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI  48210-2038
Phone: 313-846-2240
Website: https://sermetro.org/adult-services/bridges-to-career-opportunities
The Bridges to Career Opportunities Program is a free eight-week Apprenticeship Readiness 
Training Program licensed by the State of Michigan.The curriculum is designed to prepare 
students for a career in construction trades or any apprenticeship.
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The SER Bridges to Career Opportunities Program will provide expanded contextualized bridge 
programming and related service enhancements that will assist participants to acquire the aca-
demic and work readiness skills necessary to enter into apprenticeships and employment that 
will lead to career ladder opportunities within the Building Trades. Participants who enroll into 
the SER Bridges to Career Opportunities Program will receive the basic education, literacy, aca-
demic instruction and work readiness training necessary to enter directly into career pathways 
within the construction industry or to apply for entry into apprenticeship opportunities with SER’s 
extensive network of labor partners.  ** Stipend Provided (Depending upon funding)
Eligibility:

STEP Central  
2941 S. Gulley 
Dearborn, MI   48124
Phone: 313-278-3040
Email: info@stepcentral.org
Website: https://stepcentral.org/services/service-inner
Services To Enhance Potential’s Supported Employment Services department promotes employment opportunities for individuals with a disability by providing a number of Employment Placement, Job Development, Job Training, and Job Coaching services. Our training programs include a Certified
Janitorial Training Program, Retail Training through our Thrift Store Operations, and General Business
Training designed to help an individual adjust to a variety of work settings. Our Workplace to Success Internship Program is designed to help transition the information presented in the classroom to a real-
life setting in a workplace.

WAYNE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY 
Wayne Metro Detroit HQ
7310 Woodward   Suite 800
Detroit, MI  48202
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Out-County Service Hub
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone:  313-388-9799
Email: WMConnectCenter@waynemetro.org
Website: https://www.waynemetro.org/job-and-education-development
Job & Education Development:
Wayne Metro offers adult education and financial education programs to help Wayne 
County residents reach their goals. Our Job & Educational Development programs 
can help you prepare for the tax season, train you for a career in childhood education, 
and more. If you are interested in learning which of our services can benefit you and 
your educational development, please contact us directly.

​Focus: HOPE
1400 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-494-5500
Website: https://www.focushope.edu/job-training
JOB CONNECTIONS:
Our education and workforce development programs prepare individuals for success when 
competing for jobs. We offer a holistic approach to individuals looking to jump-start their 
careers. Our programs are scholarship based and FREE to most students. Eligible candidates 
must pass a drug screen and take an admissions test to determine math and reading levels 
for entry.

SAMARITAN CENTER 
5555 Conner   Suite #2210
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 313-579-4400
Website: https://samaritan-center.com
Holy Cross Samaritan Center Located in the former Mercy Hospital complex,the Samaritan 
Center offers a multi-faceted community resource center for neighborhoods in the Conner 
Avenue & I-94 area of Detroit’s East Side.
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Services available at the center include:  job training and placement, educational programs, 
housing development, business and community development, and general community sup-
port. Services are available for seniors, children, adults, and families.

Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan 
208 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-832-4600
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Family and Community Development Center
15770 James Couzens
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone: 313-831-5130 
Website: https://www.deturbanleague.org
Workforce Career Development Center
Provides screening, employability skills training, counseling, job referrals, and placement. 
The LDSEM also conducts specialized career/job fairs throughout the year.

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation     
440 E. Congress 
Detroit, MI  48226 
Phone: 313-876-0674
Email: bsd@detempsol.org
Website: https://www.descmiworks.com
DESC is a part of the Michigan Works! Association, and is one of 16 Michigan Works! Agencies 
located around the state.Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation reports to the Mayor’s Work-
force Development Board, which is established by the Mayor of Detroit, and is also the lead agency 
for ‘Detroit at Work’, which provides job placement, search, training, career advisement and other 
supportive services to tens of thousands of Detroiters every ear.

North American Indian Association of Detroit, Inc.   
22720 Plymouth 
Detroit, MI  48239 
Phone: 313-535-2966 
Email: info@naiadetroit.org
Website:  www.naiadetroit.org
How does one become a WIOA participant? 
Like with everything unfortunately, each participant must schedule an intake appointment with our 
WIOA carrier coordinator to fill out the necessary documents required by the DOL. Our staff will sit 
down with you and guide you through the process. Once the initial paperwork has been completed 
and submitted a determination will be made which enters you into the program.
NAIA’s WIOA Career Pathways program is here to assist you in reaching those goals by providing 
solutions such as but not limited to:
1.    Qualified Training Courses, certificate-based
2.    Resume building assistance
3.    Job searches
4.    Computer training
5.    Interview preparedness
6.    Self-confidence building
7.    Job fair guidance
8.    Tuition waiver assistance
9.    One-Stop advocacy
10.  Career Counseling
11.  One-on-One employment discovery
12.  Interview clothes, bus cards, obtaining ID, Tribal communication, school materials, utility 
       assistance, work tools, work clothes, auto assistance

The Greening of Detroit
13000 W. McNichols 
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: 313-237-8733 
Email: info@greeningofdetroit.com
Website: https://www.greeningofdetroit.com
Adult Workforce Training Program
**A certified Federal Apprenticeship Program through the U.S. Department of Labor since 2015. 
Here at The Greening of Detroit, we believe Detroit’s real transformation will happen when its 
residents can find work that pays a living wage. That is why we developed a program to provide 
unemployed residents with valuable hands on job training opportunities and certifications within 
the landscaping sector. More than 350 Detroiters have graduated from our adult workforce training 
cohort since its inception five years ago.  
Our workforce development training program offers two courses:
To enroll in our workforce development program, you must be at least 18 years old, a resident of 
Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park and have a barrier to employment. Most felony convictions 
are welcome.

ACC / Arab-American and Chaldean Council
363 W. Big Beaver  Suite#300
Troy, MI  48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
Email: programadvocates@myacc.org
Website: http://www.myacc.org
The ACC Bridge Program, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, offers instruction and support 
leading to better quality employment and economic self-sufficiency. The program focuses on City 
of Detroit residents , building career pathways to move participants forward with adult education, 
support learning and obtaining new skills with a clear career emphasis on employment.
Services provided:
Employment, Retention, and Re-Engagement:

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice 
4750 Woodward Ave.  Suite 315
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-833-3935
Email: info@detroitenvironmentaljustice.org
Website: https://detroitenvironmentaljustice.org
At Future Build, we match quality craftsmanship with an innovative model that connects workforce 
training and sustainable building practices with the new economic growth in the city. By hiring people 
we’ve trained, Future Build creates a vital opportunity for homeowners and businesses to ensure that 
their building projects can have a lower impact on the environment, and a positive impact on the neigh-
borhoods and residents of Detroit.
We specialize in:

Grace Centers of Hope
35 E. Huron
Pontiac, MI  48342 
Phone: 248-334-7939   855-HELP-GCH
Email: GCouch@gracecentersofhope.org
Website: https://www.gracecentersofhope.org/content.cfm?id=3129
Education Opportunities:
The Career and Education Center provides many opportunities for residents in the One Year Life Skills 
program and for those in aftercare. Residents without a high school diploma take the TABE (Test of Adult 
Basic Education) test in order for the staff to create an individualized plan based on the resident's needs.
The Career and Education Center provides GED prep courses for all residents who need to obtain a GED. 
This program includes individual online preparation, one-on-one tutoring, homework assistance, and pre-
tests.
&
Career Development:
After residents have been in the life skills program for nine months, they begin to search for jobs. The 
Career and Education Center provides assistance in obtaining a job for life skills program residents 
and aftercare residents including:

​Dream Center 
6600 Rochester 
Troy, MI  48085 
Phone: 248-221-5747
&
Dream Center – Pontiac
830 Auburn Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48324 
Email: info@dcofmi.org
Website: https://dcofmi.org/what-we-do/life-skills
Through literacy, workforce development, mentoring, transportation and general education, 
we provide opportunities for kids, teens and adults to be equipped with life skills necessary 
to overcome the obstacles of poverty. Also has a housing program!

​JVS Human Services 
29699 Southfield 
Southfield, MI  48076
Phone: 248-559-5000   TTY: 248-559-5145
&
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
Phone: 248-233-4243
&
Arnold Frank Building 
4250 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-833-8100  TTY: 313-833-8321
​&
Macomb Office 
12434 East 12 Mile  Suite 103
Warren, MI  48093
Phone: 586-294-5890
Services: 

ACCESS 
Administrative Offices:
2651 Saulino Ct.
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone: 313-842-7010
&
One-Stop Employment & Human Services Center:
6451 Schaefer 
Dearborn, MI  48126
Phone: 313-945-8380
Website: https://www.accesscommunity.org
Services for Job-Seekers: 

DETROIT AT WORK 
Phone: 313-962-9675 
Website: https://detroitatwork.com/training
FREE JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DETROITERS
The training programs offered by Detroit at Work, through our Preferred Provider training partners, 
are free to Detroiters who qualify. Join the online Detroit at Work community to watch videos about 
our services and the training enrollment process. Learn more about available programs on the above 
page!
&
GED or High School Diploma Program 
Under a new program, Detroit residents can earn their GED or high school diploma while earning 
$10 an hour/ up to 20 hours a week for up to 6 months. Eligible students can receive help with trans-
portation and referrals for childcare. 
&
Assistance for Returning Citizens 
Everyone has challenges to overcome, and for those with a criminal record the challenges can seem 
hard to overcome. But they don’t have to be. There are hundreds of employers willing to hire those who 
have been involved with the justice system, and many training opportunities that lead to a well-paying 
career! You can still have a good career and support your family. Come in and speak with a specialist 
who knows all the opportunities for returning citizens.

Live Rite Resource Center 
27700 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI 48066
Phone: 586-217-5899
Email: liveritestructuredcorp@gmail.com
Website: https://www.liveritestructuredcorp.com
Nu-way Staffing, Vocational Training & Job Assistance As you may have heard, we have a staffing 
company here at Live Rite. It’s called Nu-Way Staffing, and we have been hard at work compiling 
information so we can assist everyone who comes in our doors in finding gainful employment. We 
have contracts with several local factories and are working diligently to build relationships with 
others to give our clients the best opportunities possible. Open to returning citizens and those with
a felony record. 

Matrix Human Services 
Central Office:
1400 Woodbridge  
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-526-4000  #1236  Debbie Blackman 
Email: dblackman@matrixhs.org
Website: https://www.matrixhumanservices.org/programs/socialmobility
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The ability to secure and maintain gainful employment is at the heart of social and economic mobility.
Services available through this Center include:
• Soft skills training
• One-on-one career coaching and counseling 
• Resume, cover letter and job search assistance
• Employment resources and referrals 

Zaman International 
Administrative Offices:
26091 Trowbridge 
Inkster, MI  48141
Phone: 313-551-3994
Email: info@zamaninternational.org
Website: https://www.zamaninternational.org/programs.php#training
B.O.O.S.T. Vocational and Literacy Training Program:
Zaman offers women the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families 
by learning job-ready sewing and culinary arts skills and English language literacy.

ICNA RELIEF / Muslim Family Services ​
12500 Mitchell 
Detroit, MI   48212
&
12346 McDougall
Detroit, MI   48212
Phone: 313-366-6800
Website: https://muslimfamilyservices.org
ICNA Relief Michigan has served the Michigan community since 1998 as Muslim Family Services (MFS). 
We offer full range of services to individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds. The mission of 
ICNA Relief’s Muslim Family Services is to provide a compassionate support system through our pro-
grams which will nourish, flourish, and facilitate the success of our community.
&
Our objective is to assist new arrivals and refugees to settle into American society as soon as they 
can through empowerment and assistant programs. It is our goal and wish that they become a valuable 
member of the American mosaic as soon as possible.
&
ICNA Relief has provided refugees in the US, who face cultural and language barriers to employment, 
with opportunities to obtain jobs and training and improve their English language skills.This program 
promotes self-sufficiency. Services include: employment placement, English classes, our Fast Track 
job readiness preparation, transitional and work support and case management to remove barriers to employment.

L.A.H.C.
5275 Kenilworth 
Dearborn, MI. 48126
Phone: 888-315-LAHC (5242)
Email: info@lahc.org
Website: https://lahc.org/humanservices
Career Services:





















































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