Increase greater educational, employment and economic security outcomes for unemployed mothers and their children through advancing formal partnerships between workforce and early care stakeholders serving children 0-8
Strengthen and expand the occupational skills initiative to connect more low-skilled individuals to bridge programming, skills training and bundled services that lead to living wage jobs with growth opportunities
Develop a national manufacturing workforce training partnership aimed at encouraging global railcar and bus manufacturers to invest in and hire disadvantaged workers for their current and planned United States facilities
Ready for School collaborates with community organizations, school districts and other stakeholders to engage and inform parents about early childhood education and to expand early learning opportunities.
Launched in 2009, the Double Up Food Bucks program has grown from five farmer’s markets in Detroit to more than 150 locations throughout Michigan, including grocery stores, food stands and mobile food trucks.
Since 2009, more than $3.7 million in Double Up Food Bucks have been spent at food retail locations in Michigan. The program helps SNAP recipients double their food dollars on fresh, locally-grown produce.