Goodwill to put programs in vacant Detroit building
Detroit — Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit will place job readiness and financial training programs in a vacant Detroit building as part of a $2 million agreement.
A Thursday news release says the building will open as the North End Workforce Readiness Center when renovations are set to be complete in September. The $2 million agreement will provide funding needed to complete building renovations.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. brokered the partnership with the building’s owner, Vanguard Community Development Corporation, and is investing $1 million over the next two years.
The Kresge Foundation is contributing a $750,000 grant, and the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation will provide construction financing for the project to bridge long-term funding commitments from foundations and complete buildout of the center.