CEO Detroit was accepted to be a part of the steering committee for Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI). You can check out the webinar on Creating Equity Through Opportunity.
CEO Detroit was launched in 2018.
GreenLight Fund Detroit seeks second-round funding for efforts to improve lives of Detroiters in poverty
Boston-based GreenLight Fund announced its intent to come to Detroit in 2016 and made its first "investment" or grant of $600,000 in 2018 to New York-based Center for Employment Opportunities to bring its proven model for getting returning residents into jobs to Detroit. Since then, the group has employed 25 ...
Michigan to end ban on food stamps for people with drug convictions
Center for Employment Opportunities Celebrates SNAP Reform in Passage of Budget
Nonprofits offer stimulus to Detroiters returning home from prison, jail during COVID-19
Nonprofits that help individuals re-enter society after incarceration are providing up to $2,250 to hundreds of Detroiters who need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. The Center for Employment Opportunities, a national nonprofit with an office in Detroit, is spearheading the Returning Citizens Stimulus for formerly incarcerated people and others involved ...
Groups want Whitmer to end lifetime ban on food stamps for people with drug convictions
A coalition of organizations is calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders to end a longtime policy that permanently bans Michiganders from receiving food stamps if they have two or more felony drug convictions.Advocates argue the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services policy that disqualifies people from Supplemental ...
Michigan Must End Lifetime Ban on Food Assistance to Formerly Incarcerated Residents
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[PODCAST] Center for Employment Opportunities: Providing jobs as a launchpad
The Returning Citizens interviews CEO Detroit. Finding a job can be a daunting task for returning citizens for all types of reasons-- gaps in work experience, lack of resources, stigma, and so much more. In this episode, we sit down with a team that’s in the trenches every day, hitting ...