In Michigan, a state often associated with progressive policies, the criminal justice system has some of the harshest carceral practices in the nation.
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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
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.
We are grateful to the United Way of Genesee County for their continued support of the MADE Institute. We were awarded support once again this year with a Community Impact grant through their Basic Needs: Economic Mobility Program. The funding will go to support our Life skills Program for the period from July 1, 2021 through June
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