Author name: Leon El-Alamin

PERFECT STORM: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

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 first-hand, both physically AND mentally, in this unprecedented test of our endurance. But, for the African American community, the fallout has been even more devastating…and more far-reaching–what with the Corona […]

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ANNOUNCING OUR CLIMATE FUND GRANTEES IN MICHIGAN

ANNOUNCING OUR CLIMATE FUND GRANTEES IN MICHIGAN CIV:LAB and its Michigan Advisory Committee are excited to announce the Michigan Grantees for the 2023 Climate Fund. These ten organizations are working to create a better Michigan for current and future residents and we couldn’t be happier to help. Read More… CIV Lab Climate Change – Climate

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JUST Capital: JP Morgan, Slack among companies investing in formerly incarcerated workers

JUST Capital: JP Morgan, Slack among companies investing in formerly incarcerated workers Just 5% of the businesses listed in the Russell 1000 index offer job opportunities to individuals with prior convictions or a history of criminal offenses. Brandon Gomez explores the efforts made by companies to promote fairness in employment opportunities and identifies areas for

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Empowering America’s Workforce: A Focus on Reskilling, Reentry, and Renewal

In these articles, we showcase the transformative impact of the MADE Institute in Flint, Michigan, led by founder Leon El-Alamin, providing housing and support to individuals transitioning from incarceration. These maroon-painted porches have aided over 1,000 returning citizens by offering vital services and mentorship. Simultaneously, they explore the broader Labor Day theme, highlighting the struggles

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Funding to Support Partnership with St. Luke’s New Life Center

The MADE Institute received a $200,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan in conjunction with the St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center. Both organizations have already started to put the grant to use by hosting a job orientation. The funding for St. Luke’s will cover the costs for on-the-job training for lawn care, making pallets and sewing.

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MADE Institute Receives Strategic Partnership Grant from IRUSA

MADE INSTITUTE RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT TO CONTINUE GROWTH Islamic Relief USA Provides Funding to Support Returning Citizens in Genesee County (Flint, MI) – The M.A.D.E. Institute (MADE) delivers critical services to returning citizens across Genesee County. From providing transitional housing to providing job training, MADE helps individuals start on a new path in life. To

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