Genesis Harbor of Opportunities Promoting Excellence (GenesisHOPE) Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 Michigan charitable trust corporation, was founded in August 2008 by Genesis Lutheran Church to respond to the concerns and issues expressed by members of the community.
Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All
Sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all is the vision that drives our mission. And, that vision begins with food security. GenesisHOPE’s urban agri-business products, services and programs are designed to create a culture of health, wellness and economic empowerment. We believe that a sustainable local economy driven by community-based urban agri-businesses will provide food security for all.
To advance sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all, GenesisHOPE will:
- Build Community Power, Health & Wealth
Organize community to increase public power for food justice, and offer a broad range of food awareness, food access and food industry economic development programs.
- Develop Future Leaders
Train, educate and provide opportunities for the development of future leaders.
- Foster Innovation and Collaboration
Develop innovative, collaborative approaches for building sustainable communities and the local economy.
- Care for the Environment
Live and work within the bounds of the planet’s capacities (for present generations without compromising the ability of future generations), and prevent and reverse environmental destruction.
- Strive for Organizational Excellence
Attract, retain and mentor a diverse board of directors, staff, volunteers and community leaders, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency for utilizing resources to sustain all mission programs.