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With changing Detroit, new leader of pioneering nonprofit looks to change with it

Oct 4, 2016

 

One of the organizations to rise from the ashes of the 1967 uprising in Detroit was Focus: HOPE.

It’s many things to many people, but primarily it’s a career training center for about 900 people each year, and a distributor of food to approximately 40,000 senior citizens in 42 Detroit-area communities each month through a United States Department of Agriculture program.

This summer Focus: HOPE got a new CEO. His name is Jason Lee.

"We're not preparing people for a job," Lee told us. "We're preparing people for a career [so] that they can actually feed their families."

Lee joined us today to talk about the organization’s work, and what kinds of changes might be coming under his leadership.

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