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Detroit Action Commonwealth

Detroit Action Commonwealth
CROWDRISE : Apr 10, 2017
Tax ID: 32-0446001
BASED: Detroit, MI, United States



Building Power, Changing Lives

Founded in 2008 at a soup kitchen, Detroit Action Commonwealth is a nonprofit organization of more than 5,000 members. We address immediate needs as we challenge root causes of poverty and injustice. Our mission is to advance human development in all of its dimensions.

Some of our accomplishments:

  • personally assisting more than 3,400 Detroiters in acquiring their birth records and/or state ID cards, thus enabling them to apply for jobs, obtain housing, continue their educations, and receive benefits for which they are eligible;
  • creating Street Outreach Court-Detroit in collaboration with judges, service agencies, attorneys, and prosecutors;
  • restoring city funding for emergency warming shelters;
  • enactment of Detroit's "Ban the Box" ordinances, which promote employment and public safety;
  • convincing Michigan's Secretary to State to waive the ID card fee for certain categories of low-income applicants;
  • enactment of the Wayne County ordinance reducing the fee for birth records for indigent applicants;
  • providing leadership development workshops for more than 320 indigent and low-income Detroiters.

Tax ID: 32-0446001 •


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