This is how we do it!
Detroit Chassis Leaders and Associates passionately support the community in many ways, including active participation on boards at the governance level, and by contributing valuable time and resources to achieve stated goals that promote youth and education.
Each Associate is encouraged to contribute 24 hours annually towards community related activities of their choice.
Along with the many programs we collectively supported this year, we are showcasing:
The National Association of Black Suppliers Scholarship Fund
We make dreams happen by investing in the educational journeys of high potential, high achieving African American
students through mentorship, support and networking with our students throughout their education and beyond. We involve our past graduates in the journeys of current students and we invite our graduates to work to continue our mission. Recently, 14 students were selected to receive college scholarships and they were recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn, MI. The organization recognized its founders during the awards ceremony at which Dave Bing, Founder and Chairman, Bing Youth Institute was the keynote speaker and awardee. www.nabssf.org.
Concerned Christian Men (Chicago, IL)
We are an organization of Christian Men that strives to serve as “Fathers to the Fatherless” building servant leaders who are responsible to their communities and families through Modeling, Mentoring, Mastering, Motivating, and creating Momentum for achievement for more than 10 years. Sponsorships are still available for this year’s Annual Awards Program scheduled for June 25, 2016 at Apostolic Church of God Chicago, IL. For more information see www.concernedchristianmen.org.
Junior Achievement of SE Michigan Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan impacted 43,000 students with the help of 2,203 volunteers this past school year. Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarden-12th grade programs
foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st-century global marketplace with the help of business and community volunteers. www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-sem
Business Applications in Manufacturing Management (Detroit, MI)
Detroit Chassis provides students a 10-week professional development program with hands on experience in the “real world of work” focusing on high performance and teamwork from an entrepreneurial perspective. We share our culture and values with students and task them to create a personal mission statement, develop long and short-term goals, work effectively to achieve them and receive rigorous weekly performance feedback. This program is conducted concurrently with the school year and students receive credit towards completing high school graduation requirements.
Educate Create Innovate Entrepreneur Relationships (Gary, IN)
The ECIER Foundation was created to educate, empower and equip our youth to realize their potential and achieve their dreams. Students are required to attend innovative entrepreneurial workshops focused on developing their academic, creative and leadership skills. Students design and implement an innovative project and perform community service. This April students along with members of the ECIER BOD spent the day at Detroit Chassis touring the facility, observing the production build process, hearing the success story of our owners and participating in communication / team building activities. www.ecier.org
Gary Alumni Pathway to Students (Gary, IN)
The Gary Alumni Pathway to Students is a group of alumni from Gary Indiana’s Westside High School that work to bridge the gaps between school faculty and students. They collaborate with school administration, faculty and students to develop and implement programs that encourage academic achievement, life skills and career exploration. Though this group of professionals is located across the country, they remain committed to utilizing their gifts and talents to supporting the Gary, Indiana community.
City of Detroit Grow Detroit Youth Talent
Detroit Chassis in conjunction with the City of Detroit is participating in the Grow Detroit Youth Talent program along with the many Detroit area businesses committed to assisting the Mayor in securing summer employment for 5,000 Detroit students between the ages of 14 and 21. Detroit Chassis has selected students who previously completed the internship program to work in the Engineering, Materials and Information Technology departments for a 6-week period.
Detroit Chassis remains very much committed to win/win outcomes through teamwork, respect through diversity and community and to making a positive impact in our community!