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The mission of the Greater Works Foundation (GWF) is to create positive community change through collaborative efforts by focusing on transforming neighborhoods and strengthening individuals and families.
The Greater Works Foundation was organized to address the holistic needs of individuals and families, and assist with efforts directed toward neighborhood revitalization and stabilization. GWF recognizes the dismal statistics that plague southeastern Michigan, particularly Detroit, in the areas of: safety, housing, financial assets, education and health care. While it is impossible to effect a short term solution, a comprehensive strategy of cohesive collaboration with non profits, foundations, corporations and other interested stake holders will translate into safe and healthy neighborhoods and higher living standards for individuals and families.
"Aging Wisely: Strategies for Financial Protection"
The Greater Works Foundation proudly supports seniors from falling prey to targeted scams and abusive financial products. We joined forces with the Detroit Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter for "Aging Wisely: Strategies for Financial Protection." in March of 2016.
Fleeced 2015 Detroit Premiere
The Greater Works Foundation is proud to help seniors from falling prey to targeted scams and abusive financial products. Our senior breakfast on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Northwest Activity Center was the Detroit premiere viewing of "Fleeced"-----a moving documentary that sheds light on the pervasive travesty of senior financial abuse. Thank you to the hundreds who attended and our corporate sponsors!
New Computer Learning Center
The Greater Works Foundation in partnership with Fifth Third Bank launched a computer learning center dedicated to seniors. With many “baby boomers” retiring, seniors are facing uncertainties in the areas of economic security and keeping up with technological advances in this society. Research has shown that many seniors are reluctant to go digital and adopt technologies into their daily lives.
We opened our state-of-the-art computer lab to provide hands-on computer training programs that foster confidence in computer literacy and help bridge the digital divide. Our partner AARP provides the computer training curriculum, while Greater Burnette Baptist church proudly houses the lab facility. Volunteers will assess the individual’s level of computer knowledge and provide hands-on training in a relaxed atmosphere.
Initial computer lab hours are two days per week, by appointment, on Tuesday's and Thursday's for two sessions – 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 4 p.m. to 6 pm. Wednesday's are designated as Community Day from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., when youth and the community at large may use the computer lab based upon availability of advisors.