Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Generation of Promise of Father William Cunningham, Eleanor Josaitis' Focus:HOPE, Detroit

William Jones, Jr. continues in the footsteps of the late William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis who founded Focus:HOPE in 1968 when civil strife gripped my hometown of Detroit, MI., USA.

High school students from the city and 'burbs went to daylong retreats in Holly, MI., to face each other's diversity.

They did.

Since 1987, Generation of Promise has been working with youth across metro Detroit, according to Stephen Ragan, a newcomer to Focus:HOPE who is a development and external relations officer at the iconic human and civil rights organization that thrives today at 1335 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI., 48238, 313 494 5500,, on a sprawling campus deep in the inner city.

Students from various economic, racial and religious backgrounds work together to be equipped with skills on leadership, volunteering, economic development, and more.  In the past, spirituality was an essential  part of the original retreats Father Cunningham led.

Packing boxes for seniors and other needy folks in metro Detroit, I am inspired by the young people who are committed to Focus:HOPE, and, its mission.

It pleases me to join others for a breakfast about Generation of Promise, hosted by DTE Energy, at its corporate headquarters in my downtown Detroit, February 7th.

Write, for more, or, call Mr. Ragan at 313 494 4257 to support this Generation of Promise.

And, thanks for paying attention.

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