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Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing

Location

7310 Woodward Ave Suite 800Detroit, MI 48202 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Guided by our belief that no one should live in poverty, Wayne Metro empowers people and communities to be strong, healthy and thriving. We envision communities where all people have hope and opportunities to realize their full potential.

Description

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) provides services to help people achieve their goals for Healthy Homes, Upward Mobility, and Family Success. Key to this work is our focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to ensure our staff and systems our accessible and welcoming to all people.

Annual Agency Impact

Upward Mobility

  • 4,153 participants increase their financial capabilities through workshops, coaching
  • 2,021 participants receive free tax preparation

Family Success

  • 794 children improve their Kindergarten readiness through early childhood education
  • 610 youth improve academic progress through youth empowerment programs

Healthy Homes

  • 873 households who are at-rick of homelessness maintain housing
  • 2,701 households improve home energy efficiency through home repairs


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • 15 small Detroit-based organizations assisted with the Detroit Residents First Fund that works to elevate the voices of local Detroiters

Over the last four decades, the Agency’s budget has grown from $100,000 to over $100 million while continuing to maintain a low administrative rate (8%) that allows $.92 of every funded or donated dollar to be utilized for direct client services.

Reviews

Would you recommend Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency?
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by Karin B. (December 12, 2019)
Wayne Metro has good training for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers so I felt ready when I went to volunteer. I learned a lot about taxes while helping others!
by Goldie B. (June 11, 2012)
I am very likely to recommend this organization to a friend because I was treated with the utmost respect while getting help to save energy and money. It is so great to know that there is an organiztion like WM out there that really does care about people.

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