Empowerment Plan: In November, Empowerment Plan purchased its new Detroit building. Moving to the new building will double the number of staff EP can take on and train at one time. In November, it also launched its retail line of coats, Maxwell Detroit, which will help it employ more women and be sustainable.
Downtown Boxing Gym: DBG is doing well – there are currently 130 kids enrolled in the program that are served by 25 coaches. 267 kids that have completed the program with a 98% graduate rate among these students. Coach Khali is a finalist, among ten people from across the world, for CNN Hero of the Year.
Detroit Achievement Academy: Ray of Light is providing funding for a new building for the organization’s second school in Detroit, Detroit Prep Academy. Detroit Prep is actively fundraising for its new building. http://www.detroitprep.org/