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DESC works with a wide range of organizations to deliver services across the city of Detroit.

Below are some of our key vendor partners.


If you are a DESC Community Partner Network member, please click here to gain access to the 2015 July – December Partner Directory.


SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc.


Address: 9301 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48210SER Metro

Telephone: 313-846-2240



Principal: Eva Garza Dewaelsche

Type of Organization: Non-profit, Community Based Organization

Date founded: 1971

Description: SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. is a multi-service, Michigan corporation committed to the development and utilization of the nation’s workforce. SER promotes upward mobility and economic self-sufficiency for Metropolitan Detroit residents through a comprehensive service delivery system in the areas of Literacy, Education, Employment, Community Development and Economic Opportunity.

The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for Metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment and Redevelopment.


Midnight Golf Program


Address: 19928 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221Midnight Golf

Telephone: 313-863-0463



Principal: Angela Jackson

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Date Founded: 2001

Description: The Midnight Golf program is a youth-centered year-round experience for young people that prepares them for education and professional success. There is a strong emphasis on developing workplace skills and professional etiquette that can be used for a lifetime. The goal is to develop young people to be fully prepared to maximize their potential.


Neighborhood Service Organization


Address: 882 Oakman Blvd, Detroit, MI 48238NSO

Telephone: 313-961-4890



Principal: Sheilah P. Clay, President and CEO

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Date founded: 1955

Description: Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a 58-year-old private non-profit human services agency, provides diverse and innovative community development programs and services to meet the changing needs of the region’s population. Prevention and training are fundamental components of our programs, which empowers consumers and enhances the skills of other professionals.


Ross Innovative Employment Solutions 


Address: 14117 E. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48205Ross

Telephone: 313-308-0799



Principal: Shawn Brenner, COO

Type of Organization: For Profit Organization

Date Founded: 1969

Description: Ross Innovative Employment Solutions, a division of Providence Community Services, Inc., is a private corporation dedicated to the demands of today’s workforce. The Ross I.E.S. mission is to partner with state and local agencies to design and implement innovative job readiness, job placement, education and career training programs to address the needs of individuals. Ross Innovative Employment Solutions is a progressive industry leader in Workforce Development. With a clear, shared vision, we empower our staff and participants to achieve their full potential.


The Resource Network, Inc.


Address: 11815 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI  48212The Resource Network, Inc. logo

Telephone: 313-365-3700


Principal: Jamal Saleh, President / CEO

Type of Organization: For Profit Organization

Date founded: September 27, 1990

Description: The Resource Network is an employment and training company designed to assist unemployed individuals with vocational training and job placement assistance.  The Resource Network has a wide variety of training programs designed to engage individuals in training that leads to full time employment.




Address: 6451 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126ACCESS logo

Address: 7800 W. Outer Dr. Detroit, MI 48235

Telephone: 313-945-8144 (Dearborn), 313-766-5367 (Detroit)



Executive Director: Hassan Jaber

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Date Founded: 1971

Description: ACCESS strives to enable and empower individuals, families and communities to lead informed, productive and culturally sensitive lives. ACCESS provides a wide range of Human services as well as advocacy work. The Employment and Training Department provides Workforce development programs that assists with work readiness and job placement, soft skills training, vocational English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, and GED preparation and remedial instruction. Through training, skill development and individual career coaching, we aspire to influence a change of attitude and behavior that leads to successful and gainful employment for our constituents and community residents.

Jackets for Jobs


Address: 5555 Conner, Suite 2097, Detroit, MI 48213Jackets for Jobs

Telephone: 313-579-9160



Principal: Alison Vaughn, Founder / CEO

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Date Founded: March 2000

Description: Jackets for Jobs provides career skills training, employment etiquette and professional clothing to disadvantaged job seekers.


The Development Centers


Address: 24424 W McNichols RD, Detroit, MI 48219Development Centers logo

Telephone: 313-255-0900

Executive Director: Robert E. Shaw, Ph.D


Type of Organization: Development Centers is a comprehensive behavioral health and social services organization with a well established reputation for providing effective consumer treatment and programming over its distinguished history of 30 years.

Date Founded: 1983

Description: Our Mission: Development Centers is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community by meeting behavioral health, human and vocational needs through a continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and training services.
The Partnership. Accountability. Training and Hope. (PATH) program at Development Centers is a Michigan Works! Affiliate in partnership with the local Michigan Department of Human Services is designed to prepare Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients with employability and training skills to become self-sufficient while meeting the workforce and skill needs of local businesses within our community.


Focus: HOPE

FH logo

Address: 1355 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238

Telephone: 313-494-5500


Principal: William F. Jones, Jr., CEO

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Date Founded: 1968

Description: Focus: HOPE serves residents of southeastern Michigan through its supplemental food program, workforce development and education training, early childhood education programs and neighborhood revitalization projects. Through direct assistance and community partnerships, Focus: HOPE offers intelligent and practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness.


YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit


Address: 1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

Telephone: 313-223-2841



Southwest Solutions

Address: 5716 Michigan Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48210

Telephone: 313-481-3102



Downriver Community Conference

Address: 15100 Northline Rd. #179, Southgate, MI 48195

Telephone: 734-281-0700