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Jobs, Training, and Finances

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Center for the Education of Women, (U-M)

Free counseling on career and academic issues. Services and financial support for degree completion. Women and nontraditional students are CEW's primary constituency, but all students are welcome. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sept.-Apr., Mon. till 7 p.m. contactcew@umich.edu, cew.umich.edu, facebook.com/CEWatUM

330 E. Liberty [map]
(734) 764-6360


Employment Services (Jewish Family Services)

Support services for individuals with barriers to employment, especially non-English speakers. Resume preparation, job search readiness, counseling, retraining, and other vocational and support services. Re-certification program for refugees. jfsannarbor.org U

2245 S. State [map]
(734) 769-0209


Family Financial Academy (POWER Inc.)

Nine-week comprehensive financial literacy program; 6-week boot camp. Topics include basic cash attitudes, budgeting, credit awareness and debt elimination, investments and much more, for a nominal fee. info@powerclf.org, powerclf.org U, V

301 W. Michigan Ave., #A-20, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 961-1990


Great Lakes Women's Business Council

Business services focused on women and minorities include education and capital assistance. Certification for women business owners. info@greatlakeswbc.org, greatlakeswbc.org V


(734) 677-1400


Growing Hope

Manages the two Ypsilanti Farmers Markets (Tues. & Sat.), runs a working urban farm, empowers teens as peer educators through after-school programs and field trips teaching Head Start and elementary school students about healthy eating and gardening, installs free raised bed gardens on-site for families who cannot otherwise access garden supplies or fresh produce, supports local small business owners and entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. getintouch@growinghope.net, growinghope.net V

922 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 786-8401


Individual Development Account (POWER Inc.)

Savings matching program for families with limited income for home purchase, higher education, or small business development. info@powerclf.org, powerclf.org U

301 W. Michigan Ave., #A-20, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 961-1990


Internship and Professional Development Opportunities (POWER Inc.)

Internships in social work, counseling, and marriage and family therapy for those pursuing higher education in helping professions. Other internships (e.g. marketing, journalism, and communications) by arrangement. Learning opportunities for mental health professionals seeking to refine skills. Supervision to prepare for licensure in the mental health professions. info@powerclf.org, powerclf.org U, V

301 W. Michigan Ave., #A-20, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 961-1990


Michigan Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) (Washtenaw Community College)

Helps small businesses launch, grow, transition, and innovate. Provides counseling, training and research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. Call for appointment. sbdc@wccnet.edu, sbdcmichigan.org

4800 E. Huron River [map]
(734) 477-8762


Michigan Works! Service Center (Office of Community & Economic Development of Washtenaw County)

Free services for job seekers and employers include skill and career compatibility assessments; help with job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills; and use of office equipment, including computers with Internet access. Mon., Wed.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. mwse.org S, V

304 Harriet, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 714-9814


SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business)

Business experts provide free, confidential online and in-person counseling, mentoring, business advice, workshops, and seminars for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established and nonprofit small businesses. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration. Meet by appointment Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m with evening appointments available. See website to book an appointment or see outlying counseling locations. Volunteers to counsel are also welcome. aascore0655@gmail.com, annarborscore.com V

1100 N. Main, #109 [map]
(734) 929-1121


SOS Community Services (Employment First Program)

Job placement and retention services for those referred by county shelter and housing programs. info@soscs.org, soscs.org U, V

101 S. Huron, Ypsilanti 48197 [map]
(734) 485-8730


Washtenaw Literacy

Volunteers provide personal, cluster, and group tutoring in reading, writing, math, basic computer skills, and English as a second language to anyone age 16 or over who lives, works, or volunteers in the county. info@washtenawliteracy.org, washtenawliteracy.org V

5577 Whittaker (Ypsilanti District Library) [map]
(734) 879-1320




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