Total investments committed to date: $281,000

Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan (ROC-MI)

ROC-MI has entered into a local partnership with the DRWF and seeks to improve the restaurant industry in Michigan by advocating for quality jobs and advancement opportunities for restaurant workers. ROC-MI has formed COLORS-Detroit, a worker-owned restaurant training center whose core training program is recognized by the National Restaurant Association. Training includes classroom and practical education in a fine dining experience.


  • Number of jobs seekers served:  87
  • Number of enrolled in training/education:  70
  • Number of completed training:  52

Eastern Market Entrepreneurism

The DRWF leveraged additional United Way for Southeastern Michigan funds towards entrepreneurship opportunities in Eastern Market. This project targets entrepreneurs pursuing food and food-related businesses.

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