Accounting Aid Society

Our mission is to help grow an economy that works for families and small businesses in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

Arise Detroit

ARISE is the acronym for Activating Resources and Inspiring Service and Empowerment. It is a way to link together the hundreds of programs and agencies working on child and family issues anti-violence, parenting, illiteracy, education, drug, neighborhood development, youth mentoring, etc. to produce more resources, more volunteers and more help …

Brick + Beam Detroit

Brick + Beam is a community for building rehabbers of all levels. It aims to support rehab in Detroit by sharing knowledge, building talent, and providing access to the resources rehabbers need to get (or keep!) going. Brick + Beam hosts events, including workshops and forums, and shares resource information with its …

Build Institute

  We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 700 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In …


CEDAM acts as a voice for community development organizations across the state of Michigan. CEDAM supports its diverse membership to create vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities. We enhance locally-driven efforts through high quality training, technical assistance, capacity building and policy advocacy.

Center for Empowerment & Economic Development

The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification,business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs. CEED provides effective business tools and remove barriers that hinder development of successful and sustainable businesses. Its work strengthens the community by …

Community Development Advocates of Detroit Strategic Framework Process

The CDAD Strategic Framework process consists of public exercises to help residents and other community stakeholders envision the future directions of their neighborhood, describe that vision, and achieve it.  The process has already been implemented in two Detroit neighborhoods: Springwells Village, with Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, and the Lower East Side …

Detroit Greenways Coalition

The DGC’s mission is to create, conserve and promote greenways and green spaces in order to connect people, places and nature. Since 2007, the Detroit Greenways Coalition and its member organizations have led the effort to make Detroit a more bike friendly and more walkable community.

Detroit Training Center

Saturday Home Renovation Workshop Series Are you interested in doing a home renovation project but aren’t sure where to start? No problem! Detroit Training Center hosts a HANDS-ON Home Renovation Workshop every Saturday! This event will cover Residential Inspections — We’ll teach you what to look for when looking for …

DTE Energy Residential Energy Efficiency Program

This program provides DTE customers opportunities for low-cost to no-cost energy saving and ways to lower your energy bill. LEARN MORE

Free Accounting Fridays

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Girlz N Tune Inc. Mentorship Program

Girlz N Tune is an ongoing mentorship program for teenage girls age 13-17. Our goal is to focus on Mentoring, Etiquette, Building self-esteem and Confidence, Nutrition and Health, career development, Financial literacy, Community Service and Preparation for entering post-secondary education.   Girlz N Tune Inc. P.O. BOX 18214 River Rouge, MI …

I Know Right Reading Intervention Program

Community Social Services of Wayne County Education Division (CSSWC) presents IKR I Know Right Reading Intervention Program. The program: Increases students’ literacy level rapidly. Employs trained personnel who are experts in motivating students, while employing reading techniques that have been proven to heighten literacy. Uses Foundations of Analysis, Synthesis and …

Man Power Mentoring: Attitude Adjustment Program

Attitude Adjustment is a youth program for boys 12 to 17. We offer mentoring services, anger management classes, and we conduct a Jail Tour every month.

Master Gardener Course – Detroit Michigan

Wayne County Master Gardener Course in Detroit. Have An Opportunity to Serve. After completing the training, Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Certification is achieved with completion of 40 hours of horticulture-related, educationally focused volunteer service. Examples of volunteer projects and service may include: designing a school garden, designing and caring for …

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film, and digital media incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. The MEDC offers a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, …

Michigan Non Profit Association Resource Center

The MNA Resource Center includes a directory of information, publications (both free and for purchase), and service providers relevant to nonprofits.

New Economy Initiative

The New Economy Initiative provides support to the service providers that help businesses grow and thrive- from those providing business planning assistance to funding and beyond. It funds these organizations and connects them to one another and the people they serve.

Non Profit Enterprise at Work

NEW offers a variety of low-cost trainings in Detroit and Ann Arbor related to essential non-profit needs. Examples include nonprofit startup, board development, grant writing, and more.

ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit works with entrepreneurs and community organizations to revitalize neighborhoods by concentrating micro-enterprise development in low-income immigrant and minority neighborhoods.

SAFE: Success After Financial Exploitation

If you are an older adult concerned about the financial health and protection against financial scams, click here for free workshops and advice. The new Success after Financial Exploitation program (SAFE) through the Institute of Gerontology provides free workshops, presentations and one-on-one advice for older adults and the people …

SER Metro: Bridges to Career Opportunity Program

Through SER Metro’s Center for Working Families (CWF), the Bridges to Career Opportunities Program (BCO) will provide city of Detroit residents interested in the skill trades the academic and work readiness that is necessary to enter into apprenticeships and employment opportunities. FREE training is available for those who qualify. You …

SWAG: Supporting Walking Groups Training

Learn how to start your own Walking Group. Network with others that are also interested to Promoting Heart Health in Detroit!!!

TechTown SWOT City

TechTown ‘s SWOT City combines economic development and business support strategies to help revitalize Detroit’s historically underserved neighborhoods. Over the course of a lengthy neighborhood engagement, the program works with community organizations and businesses to create a new economic reality, with the support infrastructure necessary for businesses and residents to …

Urban Garden Education Series

The Urban Garden Education Series is a set of classes designed to help Detroiters of all ages grow, maintain, harvest, preserve, and eat fruits and vegetables from their urban gardens and farms. Classes are $3 for Garden Resource Program members and $5 for non-members.  

Urban Roots Community Garden Leader Training Program

Urban Roots is a 9-week hands-on course designed to teach community leaders core community organizing and horticulture skills. The course emphasizes organic methods and is designed for gardens that are producing food. Now in it s 11th year, more than 350 students have participated in Urban Roots, learning the skills …