Luv U Better: Facilitating Racial Justice & Healing Through Research Practice Partnerships

Focus: HOPE announces #GoPro DEI training

Courageous Women of Faith: Celebrating Catholic Laywomen, Honoring Eleanor Josiatis

Creating a path to middle-class wage jobs for Detroiters

Focus: HOPE CEO Talks the Importance of Engaging Detroit and Metro Area to Support People in Need

Focus: HOPE desperate for volunteers during pandemic

Focus: HOPE Recruiting Manufacturing, Information Technology Students

Navigating 2020 Hasn’t Been Easy. Detroit Non Profits May Have Been Some of the Hardest Hit

Broncos players to participate in ‘My Cause My Cleats’ this week

SEEN’s Giving-Back Guide: 35+ Local Nonprofits to Support

How Community Organizations are Changing to Meet the Needs of Food Insecure Detroiters 

Full WDIV-Local 4 News Coverage

Metro Detroit nonprofits look for new ways to deliver services during pandemic

Detroit Pistons, Dwane Casey partner with Focus: HOPE to deliver groceries to seniors

Experts: This Push for Racial Justice Seems Like a “Call to Action”

Fox2 Detroit, April 28, 2020 Family Independence Initiative gets money to Detroiters struggling during pandemic

CBS62/CW50, April 28, 2020 Focus: HOPE uses 3D printers to create PPE

Gretchen Whitmer Reveals The Real Reason Michigan Is Facing A Coronavirus Crisis

Gleaners and Focus Hope join forces to deliver food to those who need it most

Detroit Free Press, March 29, 2020
Michiganders perform essential roles during coronavirus outbreak

Profiles Dominique Collins, FH culinary student, and Tommie Felton, FH colleague

CBS 62 Detroit and CW 50 Detroit, March 31, 2020
Focus: HOPE Providing Meals for Seniors Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Video & story about Food for Seniors program and volunteer support through COVID-19 crisis

“In a sobering traffic jam, I found Detroit’s coronavirus heroes”

Here’s a solution to economic inequity: Invest more in job training

Focus: Hope spins off community development nonprofit to refocus on strengths

Focus: HOPE one of 6 metro Detroit nonprofits to receive grants from Gannett Foundation

Focus: HOPE collabrates with NBA star Derrick Coleman to host summer basketball camp

Focus: HOPE honored to host Bank of America’s Student Leaders

Focus: HOPE one of 6 metro Detroit nonprofits to receive grants from Gannett Foundation

Focus: HOPE Wellness Pilot

Offering Innovative Solutions to Meeting Health Care Needs

 Focus: HOPE through the Eyes of DonRico Hawkins  

A seventh-grade student in Focus: HOPE’s Excel Photography program

UofD and Academy of the Sacred Heart Volunteers

Delivering food to homebound seniors

Focus: HOPE Announces New CEO

Portia Roberson will join Focus: HOPE as the new CEO in Mid-September

Focus: HOPE receives grant from Citi Foundation

Among other Detroit nonprofits awarded a total of $510,000

WDET: State of Nonprofits

What’s the State of Nonprofits In Detroit as Focus: HOPE Turns 50?

Waymond’s Story

Focus: HOPE’s Director of Early Education shares his career story in early childhood development

As Community Involvement and Safety Coordinator, Star Roland leads initiatives that empower the neighborhood.

On April 20, 2018, Focus: HOPE celebrated 50 years in the community and honored 6 leaders who are making an impact every day in Detroit.

Focus: HOPE operating city-funded training for Flex-N-Gate jobs

Focus: HOPE has partnered with Flex-N-Gate to train 500 employees to work at their new Detroit plant.

Focus: HOPE and Dasi Solutions graduate 2nd cohort of future engineers.

Students from the Industrial Design Technician career training program graduated on March 22 at Focus: HOPE.

Rashida Thomas on Small Talk with Mark S. Lee

Focus: HOPE’s former Director of Workforce Development and Education talks all things workforce development regarding Focus: HOPE’s career training programs

Job training program puts Detroiters to work

Focus: HOPE partnered with the City of Detroit and Flex-N-Gate to train the workforce at a new plant in Detroit to ensure area residents get in-demand jobs.

Detroit Pushes Healthcare Training in Latest Job Readiness Effort

Focus: HOPE partnered with the City of Detroit and Oakland University to create the Detroit At Work initiative that strives to train individuals to work as Patient Care Associates in the Healthcare Industry.

Agencies form alliance to coordinate workforce development programs

Focus: HOPE is among six local Detroit nonprofit agencies that has helped to form the Workforce Alliance, which is building a collective force to improve the regional system of workforce development programs.

Made Man Detroit Honors Jason D. Lee

Focus: HOPE CEO, Jason D. Lee, was honored with a Made Man Detroit Award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of notable African American male influencers in Detroit.

Grants catalyze innovative food-oriented development projects in 23 communities

The Kresge Foundation awards $4.6M in implementation grants for projects that combine healthy food and Creative Placemaking as part of the FreshLo initiative

Focus Hope offers program for women to earn certificates in IT and manufacturing

GM donated $370,000 to Focus Hope for a training program for women to earn four certificates required in IT and manufacturing.

21 Detroit community development organizations share $3 million from Kresge

The Kresge Foundation will support 21 community development organizations across the city of Detroit with $1 million in annual grants announced today for the next three years.

50 years later, nonprofits founded to address root causes of ’67 unrest refocus

Detroiters interested in the health care field will have access to entry-level training and job openings through a new initiative city officials announced Thursday.

A Look Inside: GLWA’s All- New EICT-I Apprenticeship

Last month, 12 new EICT-I apprentices joined GLWA as part of its inaugural Apprenticeship Program. GLWA partnered with Focus: HOPE and Henry Ford College to develop this three-year program to hire and train Electrical Instrumentation Controls Technicians (EICT). After the successful completion of initial testing, screening and intake processing, the apprentices began work at GLWA on Monday, June 12, 2017. One Water News 7.14.17 (002).

JPMorgan Chase’s Investment in Detroit to Reach $150 Million

Pace of Detroit’s progress allowed firm to accelerate initial $100 million investment and make valuable impact on the city’s recovery

Detroit partnership trains people for patient-care jobs

Detroiters interested in the health care field will have access to entry-level training and job openings through a new initiative city officials announced Thursday.

Program to train apprentices for water authority jobs

A 3-year apprenticeship program will train workers for jobs as electrical instrumentation control technicians with the Great Lakes Water Authority.

Knight and Fisher Foundations grant $250,000 to nearly 40 community groups throughout Detroit

Community leaders and organizations in Detroit have been emboldened recently with the announcement of two grants totaling $250,000.

The Intersection: Focus: HOPE CEO Talks Tackling Poverty in Detroit

FOCUS: Hope was one of the organizations founded after the 1967 uprising in Detroit. It’s focused on racial healing and economic opportunity in Southeast Michigan.

Effort seeks to train unemployed Detroiters for green jobs

DETROIT (AP) — A collaborative effort seeks to provide more unemployed Detroit residents with job training and placement related to work in a host of green careers such as urban agriculture…

Newly appointed CEO of Focus: HOPE, Jason Lee, talks Father’s Day plans

Newly appointed CEO of Focus: HOP,E Jason D. Lee, is making waves in Detroit. The former executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program was selected out of 200 applicants by Focus: HOPE’s board of directors to become the next CEO,…

Focus: HOPE Names New CEO

Jason D. Lee has been named the new CEO of Detroit-based Focus: HOPE, a nonprofit that has developed numerous programs in efforts to overcome racism, poverty and injustice, including food, career training, and community development programs.

Focus: HOPE packs up food and delivers to Senior Citizens during the Holiday Season.

Focus: HOPE and over 300 volunteers took to the Detroit community and delivered over 1,400 boxes of food to senior citizens in need for the Holiday Season.