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National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund

http://www.nabssf.org/ The National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) organization was created in 1987 by the National Association of Black Automotive Suppliers. Its purpose is to provide scholarship assistance and educational opportunities to high achieving African-American youth. The Scholarship Fund has not only provided over $1.3 million in scholarship since its inception, […]

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The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce

http://www.michiganblackchamber.com The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is Michigan’s first statewide Black chamber of commerce. The Black chamber’s creation is the culmination of efforts by a network of business organizations in southeast Michigan called the African–American Business Alliance. In 2010, the Alliance refocused its advocacy efforts to establish and transition into the first African–American […]

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Concerned Christian Men

http://www.concernedchristianmen.org Carlton Guthrie is the board chairman of Concerned Christian Men – Chicago, Illinois. Concerned Christian Men’s initial and continuing focus has been to provide strong “Black Male” leadership and guidance to young boys living on the South Side of Chicago assisting them in becoming positive, contributing members of their communities.

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Junior Achievement

http://www.ja.org/ Detroit Chassis participates in the Job Shadow program annually and has partnered with Hamtramck High School, Kettering High School and Ulysses Grant Elementary/Middle School on Junior Achievement activities. Linda Ratliff-Watkins is a board member of JA of Southeastern Michigan. Michael Guthrie received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael Guthrie served as board president for JA […]

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ECIER Foundation

ECIER Foundation was created to educate, empower and equip our youth to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. During the program, students will be required to attend innovative entrepreneurial workshops focused on developing their academic, creative and leadership skills. Students will design and implement an innovative project and perform community service. ECIER Foundation believes that empowering today’s youth ensures the success of students in a […]

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BAMM

Since launching in 2004, Detroit Chassis has provided students with hands on experience in the “real world of work” focusing on high performance and teamwork from an entrepreneurial perspective. The company shares its culture and values with students and tasks the students to create a personal mission statement, develop long and short-term goals, work effectively to achieve them and receive performance feedback. Full […]

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Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

http://www.icic.org Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there.

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Davis Aerospace Technical High School

http://www.detpub.k12.mi.us/schools/Davis Detroit Chassis developed and implemented the Business Applications in Manufacturing Management (BAMM) Program in coordination with Davis Aerospace Technical High School. This program is a twelve-week internship that provides students hands-on experience and an overview of the many facets of running a manufacturing business. Detroit Chassis has representation on the school’s Technical Advisory Committee […]

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United Way of Southeast Michigan

http://www.uwcs.org/ Detroit Chassis conducted annual contribution campaigns for United Way and increased contributions by 25% annually for four consecutive years while meeting Ford Motor Company’s challenge and increased participation to 73% amongst UAW and 93% amongst salaried associates. Detroit Chassis was recognized by United Way for Gold level performance for two consecutive years.

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Boy Scouts of America

http://www.scouting.org/ Detroit Chassis is a patron donor of the “Friends of Scouting” program and partnered with Ford Motor Company, in support of “Learn for Life” character program, which stresses the importance of citizenship and leadership. Detroit Chassis committed $30,000 of the $40,000 total achieved by this initiative.