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Over the last three years to advance the mission, GenesisHOPE has:

  • Improved employability skills for over 500 youth

  • Provided 8 hours of job readiness and employability skills training for 200 youth, and 32 hours of banking basics, civic engagement and leadership training for 40 youth. Employed 5 youth managers, 10 youth assistants and 20 youth as entrepreneur interns.
  • Provided 300+ hours per year of nutritional education, food system, business, marketing and leadership skills training; and employed over 100 youth and 25 youth as food entrepreneur interns.
  •  Increased awareness of healthy lifestyle choices

    • Provided 300+ hours per year of nutritional education for 200 youth
      • Cooking Matters® for Kids for 120 children
      • Community Cooking Demonstrations
  • Increased access to fresh healthy food

    • Produced and harvested over 3,000 lbs. of food from the SeedsGROW Farm and sold at our Islandview Farmers Market and at Detroit Eastern Market.
    • The Islandview Farmers Market supported 10 local vendors, and provided a forum for sharing information to benefit the community as well as numerous activities for the enjoyment of all.
    • Distributed over 1,000 lbs. of free fresh food to the community.
  • Increased public power and social capital

    • Collaborated with 10 community development partners, reached thousands of residents, and facilitated the co-creation of the community data driven land use and re-densification Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) and The Villages Communities Stabilization Plan as part of Detroit Future City community engagement.
  • Improved the physical environment

    • Removed 30 tons of trash and ensuring nearly 100 vacant open and dangerous properties were secured.
    • Participated in public-private collaborations for the Pulte Detroit Blight Authority, a Green Development Zone and the advancement of the Detroit Environmental Agenda.