Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Focus: HOPE at 40

The News notes the 40th anniversary of Focus: HOPE, a great non-profit on the West Side with the perfect misson statement: "To use intelligent and practical action to fight racism, poverty and injustice."

Unfortunately, the organization is struggling to sustain itself. Its budget has fallen 75% since 2000, in tandem with the auto industry's decline. But co-founder Eleanor Josaitis is leading a new $100 million fundraising drive as Focus: HOPE seeks new partners and new initiatives to continue connecting residents to high-paying jobs.

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