• ORGANIZATION PROFILE
  • Focus: HOPE Focus: HOPE

Causes

  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
(42.399685,-83.123566)
 

Volunteer with us!  We have

VIEW AS
Subscribe Get an RSS feed of these Opportunities
Please wait . . .

Mission Statement

Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice; and to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust, and affection; black and white, yellow, brown, and red, from Detroit and its suburbs, of every economic status, national origin, and religious persuasion. We join in this covenant.

Description

Focus: HOPE is a civil and human rights organization. Founded in 1968 in the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots by Father Willam T. Cunningham (1930-1997) and co-founder Eleanor M. Josaitis (1931-2011), Focus: HOPE unites a multicultural community in common efforts to overcome injustice and build racial harmony. Originally an interracial movement of volunteers, Focus: HOPE today employs over 400 colleagues and involves more than 51,000 supporters. Over the years, Focus: HOPE has initiated practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness. Answers can be found in Focus: HOPE's technology training programs, educational and corporate partnerships, and food programs.

Website

http://www.focushope.edu

Contact

Report this organization

Reviews

Average Review 2 reviews

Would you recommend Focus: HOPE?

by Johnny R. from MI (2016-11-12 12:38:19.0)
This is one of the most important non-profit organizations in Detroit. The work they do is amazing, and they have great impact on the lives Detroit residents living on the margins of society.
by Erin M. (2015-04-25 10:57:19.0)
This is an incredibly helpful organization with a great mission statement.
Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.