In our pursuit to eliminate poverty, Wayne Metro empowers people and communities to be strong, healthy, and thriving.
We envision thriving communities where all people have hope and opportunities to realize their full potential.
Founded in 1971…
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving approximately 35,000 low-and moderate-income residents throughout Wayne County. We provide over 60 programs in the areas of Quality Housing, Family Stability and Economic Opportunities. Our services include financial capability education, homeownership workshops, housing counseling, financial counseling, utility assistance, Head Start, GED preparation, free tax preparation, foreclosure prevention and homeless services.
Over the last five decades…
our Agency budget has grown from just under $1 million to over $40 million while continuing to maintain a low administrative rate of 8%, ensuring at least $0.92 of every funded or donated dollar is utilized for direct client services. Due to our client-centered services and fiscal responsibility, the State of Michigan appointed Wayne Metro as the Interim Communication Action Agency for the City of Detroit in 2013 with the designation becoming permanent in 2015.
Wayne Metro supports all of Wayne County with more than 60 programs and over 600 employees. We are proud to serve our community as one of the most forward-thinking Community Action Agencies in the entire country.
Wayne Metro’s Board of Directors is a tripartite board comprised of some of the area’s finest professionals and community leaders within the public, private, and consumer sectors. The time and talent these leaders dedicate to Wayne Metro is a testament to their shared desire to improve lives and communities across Wayne County.
Alisha R. Bell
Wayne County Commission Chair
Mayor Michael D. Bowdler
City of River Rouge
Mayor Mike Duggan
City of Detroit
Director of Government Relations
Office of the Wayne County Executive
Mark A. Kibby
City of Allen Park
Commissioner Martha Scott
Wayne County Commissioner
Mayor William Wild
City of Westland
Senior Vice President
Wayne Market Manager
Jennifer L. Gasiecki
Ronald J. Hinrichs
Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber
Chief Executive Officer
Detroit Parent Network
Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Strategic Partnerships
TCF National Bank
Pastor Marvin Winans
Founder, Perfecting Church
Delores A. Flowers
Samuel B. Ware Community Center
Head Start Policy Council Representative
The Jonathan & David Initiative
Shamayim S. Harris
Chief Executive Officer
Bread of Life Pantry
Monique B. Tate
Network Manager & Trainer
NEWCC, Equitable Internet Initiative
Regional Advisory Council
Region 3 Representative
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Locations subject to change.
Thursday, November 18, 2021 – Virtual Zoom Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 2121 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI + Zoom
Thursday, March 17, 2022 – 2121 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI + Zoom
Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 2121 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI + Zoom
Thursday, July 21, 2022 – 7310 Woodward Ave, Suite 800, Detroit, MI + Zoom
Thursday, September 15, 2022 – 7310 Woodward Ave, Suite 800, Detroit, MI + Zoom