Plan to Turn Detroit Schools into Neighborhood Hubs Gets Boost from Bank

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A set of grants from JPMorgan Chase will boost community services at three Detroit public schools in an effort to make them more vital neighborhood hubs, district and state officials announced Monday.

And more money for expansion of the effort could be on the way.

The $1.5 million will help community groups implement job training, foreclosure protection and financial literacy programs based at three southwest Detroit schools, Western International High School and Harms and Maybury elementary schools.

President of community group Southwest Solutions John Van Camp said existing programs have been limited in the number of families they reach.

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