what we do

“Want to thank Criss Allen for her time and effort to research and post vital information. The link that matches you to donors to help pay your water bill actually works. I put the request in for my nephew on Thurs and on Monday $200 was applied to the bill. What a blessing.”

- Chery Thomas

We support the underserved individual to reach their full potential!

We support shelter homes, provide supplemental programs and help the less fortunate. Our goal is to help the underserved populations become productive members of the community.

Our Programs

Community Technology Program

The Community Technology Program prepares participants in the digital areas needed to function and grow in the workplace and community. CTP will bridge the digital divide among seniors and returning citizens as they reenter society by introducing how to utilize various technologies including but not limited to: software programs, hardware, applications and websites and other new technologies that are useful to integrate into everyday life, the workforce, and learning space. To accomplish this we will orient participants in resources and tasks centered around technology like using a debit card, utilizing online resources, and state systems like the Secretary of State and MDHHS. We believe that equipping all citizens with technology equity will empower the community allowing seniors and ex-offenders to independently seek viable opportunities and decrease chances that they will return to the prison system.

To sign your group (of 10 or more) up, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/cNABSYTVtnBjC4PHA

Professional Development

The Professional Development Program prepares participants in the areas needed to function and grow in the workplace and community. PDP will develop or enhance skills in the following areas: crafting and updating a resume, interview preparation, building a professional presence, fostering an effective network, communications skills across hierarchies and identifying transferable skills.

For a number of years EMF has provided resource services to those seeking employment and looking to empower themselves to be lucrative members of the community. The EMF Facebook Employment page ‘Employ Detroit’ has over 800 followers and will continue to grow. We have posted employment opportunities for those with GED’s, college graduates, entry level and experienced workers. We will continue to assist with the career search, no matter what level but we are ready to take this service to the next level.

Coming Soon: Emergency Meal Management Program

Empower My Future is proposing to bring healthy, shelf-stable (up to 25 years – longer than dehydrated or frozen meals) meals to Detroit residents that need it most. This pilot program will serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, and school aged-children.

Goals
The goal of this project is to address food insecurity and improve access to healthy food options in underserved communities during a crisis. This project will help to reduce social and economic barriers that prevent vulnerable community members from accessing healthy food during a natural or man-made crisis. Overall, the project will address the fundamental issue of food insecurity and promote health and well-being for members of the Detroit community.

Objectives/Deliverables
EMF will partner with local organizations (host sites) to positively impact 200 or more individuals to be supplied with quality, healthy meals during times when food distribution would otherwise be disrupted.

A new future for those in need!

Our goal is to increasingly EMPOWER, ENRICH, ENLIGHTEN, ENGAGE, EDUCATE and PREPARE for future employment.

Educate and Empower

EMF provides families in the Metro Detroit area with Educational, Vocational and Cultural programs through Arts & Sciences.

Bringing dreams within reach

Underserved people and families do not have access to required financial help and resources needed to live the life of their dreams. We help them with everything they’ll need to become productive community members.

We Empower

We are in search of opportunities to help as many as possible.

We Enrich

People of all ages and backgrounds need a helpful hand and right guidance at every stage. Here’s where we take care of them like our own.

We Enighten

We provide educational support for those in need so they are encouraged and have resources.

We Engage

We run small-scale programs for the underserved.

We Educate

We implement small-scale programs for the underprivileged tailored to fit their specific needs.

We Employ

We seek job opportunities and provide resources for those unemployed in the Metro-Detroit area.