Ro’Shon Cobb is starting 2013 out with two part-time jobs and ambitious plans for his future. After a tumultuous life, Ro’Shon enrolled in the Earn & Learn program for job readiness training. He then got not one, but two, jobs! “I’m blessed to be in the Focus: HOPE family,” he said. “They mentor and guide […]
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The following article originally appeared on the Focus: HOPE web site. A chance meeting on a bus put Deangelo Simpkin, 25, on the path to a career and the financial stability he was seeking. Simpkin met Judith Brantley, a Focus: HOPE colleague who coordinates the Neighborhood Jobs Pipeline, as both were traveling by bus to […]
Some people just need a kick start to get on their feet! That’s what we do at Earn + Learn.
The following speech was given at the Earn and Learn launch event on January 26, 2012 by Tim Coates, Earn and Learn graduate. When you enroll in Earn and Learn, you take four weeks of job-readiness training. One of the things they teach you is how to be a better public speaker. They tell you […]
Earn and Learn is an innovative and comprehensive model of workforce development that will help more than a thousand chronically jobless individuals in the Detroit area gain long-term employment Earn and Learn is a two-year statewide initiative, of which $13.2M (about 60% of the total funding) is devoted to the Detroit-area program, which […]