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Genesis Harbor of Opportunities Promoting Excellence (GenesisHOPE) Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 MI 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. GenesisHOPE seeks to meet the needs of people and communities on the near eastside of Detroit.

As an emerging corporation, GenesisHOPE has improved the physical and social environment through youth programming, home repair assistance, market garden and entrepreneurship training, and vacant property collaborative endeavors.


Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All is the vision GenesisHOPE holds for our community, and being recognized as a community development corporation that contributes to the transformation is the vision that drives our mission. We value community, justice, relationships, collaboration, education and leadership.