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Wayne Metro Invests $500K in Detroit Partnerships

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Detroit, MI – Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is pleased to announce recipients of the FY18 Detroit Partnership Funding. This program targets collaborative partnerships addressing community needs to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in the city of Detroit.

The awarded funding is used by 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with established capacity and the ability to leverage resources for innovative, collaborative, and sustainable projects/activities. During fiscal year 2018, the organizations will partner with Wayne Metro to focus on removing barriers to employment, improving college and career readiness, and expand energy conservation. The following six (6) organizations have been selected to partner with Wayne Metro and expand outreach and resources to Detroit residents with low incomes:

  • Alternative for Girls ($70,000) – College Asset Building Program
  • City Connect Detroit ($150,000) – Employability Program
  • EcoWorks ($109,000) – Energy Education & Conservation
  • St. Vincent & Sarah Fisher Center ($24,000) – Workforce Development Program
  • Vehicles for Change ($107,000) – Affordable Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Wellspring Detroit ($40,000) – College Readiness Program

Wayne Metro is excited to support these partners, and deliver a collective impact to create social and economic mobility for the Detroit residents with low incomes.

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