To continue their support of local communities and businesses, Comerica is pledging that for every Detroit Lions first down at Ford Field, they will give a philanthropic investment of $100 to a dedicated non-profit. Each games total will be invested toward a different non-profit for a total of eight community organizations. Learn more about the organizations selected for this year's program below.
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January 7, 2024
A Girl Like Me
A Girl Like Me Inc. is a non-profit organization provides at risk, low income teenage girls, ages 11-17 and also young mom's up to 25 who may not have any family or friend support. We provide them with education, resources, support, mentoring, and basic needs necessary to help them make educated decisions about their reproductive health and their future.
From personal experience of being pregnant at the age of 14 years old in 2007, I promised myself that I would one day pay it all forward by helping Girls, Teens, Teen Moms and Moms.
For more info, visit: https://agirllikemeinc.org/about/
Donation Amount: $1,900
December 16, 2023
RTTM Community Center
The Quemmunity Center is a dynamic hub for our residents, dedicated to empowering our community. We offer diverse opportunities to promote health, fitness, employment, and enjoyment for all. The Quemmunity Center encourages leadership, motivation, and active community involvement by fostering unity and inspiration among its members. Our innovative approach combines technology and performance art to engage and equip our youth for their future aspirations.
For more info, visit: http://queblackout.org/
Donation Amount: $2,900
November 23, 2023
Destined for Greatness
Destined for Greatness Mentoring & Community Resource Center is a Detroit-based 501C3 non-profit and a beacon of hope for underserved communities. Our mission is clear: to make a long-lasting impact on those in need. DFG Mentoring empowers at-promise youth 11-21, creating employment opportunities for those aged 14-24. We serve low-income individuals and families, providing vital support and essential needs.
For more info, visit: www.dfgdetroit.org
Donation Amount: $2,500
November 19, 2023
Dutton Farms mission is to empower and support adults with disabilities to live a life or purpose, inclusion and dignity. They are a shining light of hope for adults, their families and the community as they educate and inspire others to see the value that persons with unique abilities can contribute.
For more info, visit: https://www.duttonfarm.org/
Donation Amount: $2,300
October 30, 2023
Neway Works is a nonprofit focused on improving the mental health and wellness of children. We help teens transform into self-efficient, educated, employable, and productive adults in society through our youth mentoring and life skills program, Project Transformation.
For more info, visit: https://newayworks.org/
Donation Amount: $2,900
October 8, 2023
Henry Ford Health's Game On Cancer
Cancer affects every aspect of a person's life — physically, emotionally and financially. That's why Henry Ford Health's Game On Cancer program extends cancer care beyond the clinic walls, helping local patients and their families with the financial burdens of a cancer diagnosis. 100% of every donation goes directly toward Game On Cancer's mission, helping patients cover essentials like housing, food, utility bills, transportation to appointments and more — all while powering groundbreaking cancer research and patient support programs. Last year alone, Game On Cancer helped over 700 patients with everything from food insecurity to providing 525 acupuncture visits for symptom-relief, and over 1,500 rides to help patients make it to their appointments. Join Comerica Bank in their support and "get in the game" today!
For more info, visit: http://gameoncancer.com/
Donation Amount: $2,300
September 24, 2023
Women of Tomorrow
Business description: Women of Tomorrow is a unique mentoring program that inspires, motivates and empowers at-risk young women to live up to their full potential. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program operates with the vision of "changing the world, one young woman at a time." Women of Tomorrow addresses the needs of teenage girls most at-risk of dropping out of high school, carrying forward the concept that the obstacles young women are facing can be positively impacted through caring support by women role models in the community who help the students recognize their own potential. Women of Tomorrow's concept is to teach at-risk girls vital personal and professional skills, build academic resilience, set and achieve educational and professional goals, and increase their self-esteem. Women of Tomorrow operates in partnership with 55 public high schools in Southeastern Michigan and mentors over 1,000 teenage girls each year. They have a 96% high school graduation rate and have awarded over $2.4 million in scholarships. For more info, visit: https://womenoftomorrow.org/
Donation Amount: $1,800
September 17, 2023
SER Metro-Detroit was established in 1971 as a small community non-profit agency to address the employment and economic inequities of Detroit's Hispanic community. Over the past 52 years, SER Metro has evolved into a multi-service organization assisting thousands of disadvantaged Detroiters across the City and region in achieving their career and academic goals through quality employment, education and job training programs.
SER Metro provides a range of workforce development and education programs and services that meet the needs of unemployed adults, disengaged youth, job seekers, and employers. SER Metro's programs and services include adult basic education, high school completion, ESL, computer literacy, career and job readiness, financial literacy, occupational skills and training in the skilled trades, mentoring, job placement and supportive services, economic and community development, and extensive youth programs. Through its partnership with the City's Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, these programs and services are provided at the Detroit at Work Career Centers operated by SER Metro in Northwest and Southwest Detroit. SER Metro also has a high school chartered by DPSCD at the Samaritan Center on the Eastside of Detroit.
As a community leader, SER Metro is committed to serving a multi-constituent, underserved community, connecting employers with highly qualified talent and offering a comprehensive wrap-around, human-centered approach to assist individuals where they are and to ensure their long-term economic self-sufficiency through successful education and employment outcomes. For more info, visit: https://sermetro.org/