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About the M.A.D.E. Institute
The MADE Institute’s mission is to provide comprehensive violence prevention, solution-driven research, and workforce development for at-risk youth and returning citizens.
The Vision:Our vision is to create a community where returning citizens and at-risk youth have equal access to employment, education, full participation in the economical, political and cultural life of the community.
Commercial site renovated for Self-MADE Ventures
A projection of at least 10% program growth
Addition of 2-3 more transitional houses
Results we have achieved with your help!
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Tears Dry & Wounds Heal: The Story of My Life Kindle Edition
In Tears Dry and Wounds Heal, Leon El-Alamin invites readers to walk in his shoes, from his early days as a drug dealer on the harsh streets of Flint, Michigan, to the life-altering moment he was shot, and his subsequent incarceration. It was within the stark walls of a prison cell that Leon discovered a new path for his life. Upon his release, he established the M.A.D.E. Institute, a beacon of hope aimed at dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline that traps so many in his community. This book is not just a memoir; it’s a powerful testament to the capacity for transformation, the resilience of the human spirit, and the profound impact one individual can make. Journey with Leon as he navigates from the gritty streets of Flint to becoming a catalyst for social change.
PERFECT STORM: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS For all of us, these have been very strange, very trying times. Many of us have suffered
The strong economic case for hiring people with criminal records Research suggests that employees with criminal records are far less likely to quit their jobs,