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Thursday, September 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Stop by The Empowerment Plan to gain a deeper understanding of our unique hiring process and disruptive business model and to learn more about our mission of helping the homeless through employment and educational opportunities. You will be exposed to the production process of our innovative sleeping bag coat and be given an in-depth explanation of the impact we make through the growing distribution of our product from our production director and one of our talented seamstresses.

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Julie Benac, Matuaka Brown

production director, floor supervisor, The Empowerment Plan

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Thursday September 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Empowerment Plan 1401 Vermont Street, Detroit, MI, 48216
  • Sort by Neighborhood Corktown
  • Company Description We're a Detroit based organization focused on creating jobs for homeless women who want them, and giving coats to homeless individuals who need them. The Empowerment Plan employs and trains homeless women to manufacture a garment that serves as both a coat and a sleeping bag. These coats are then distributed back to homeless individuals within the community at no cost to them. Through training and steady employment these women are able to elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty. Within the first few months of working with the program, we actively help these women and their families move off the streets or out of shelters by finding them secure, furnished housing. These women have empowered themselves with the confidence and skills necessary for a more sustainable, financially stable and healthier life. The Empowerment Plan is unlike the typical nonprofit model because we not only run and function like a garment business, we also help our employees to advance themselves professionally through learning and effectively utilizing a unique trade skill.

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