The DJA is a strategic alliance of nonprofit, private and public sector organizations working collectively to have a measurable impact on Detroit’s ability to ensure all working-age Detroiters have the skills and support they need to develop sustainable careers and livelihoods.
The DJA creates a forum to better connect existing job creation and skill development efforts, align public-and private-sector resources, foster innovation, and advocate for more supportive and flexible policies and funding.
We are always welcoming new alliance members from the human service, faith-based, community development, education and job training, labor, economic development, and private sectors.
If you are interested or involved in helping create job opportunities and career pathways for Detroit residents, then the Detroit Jobs Alliance needs you! Simply fill out this form.
By connecting with the DJA, you will receive monthly news updates and invitations to all DJA events. And you’ll be able to “put yourself on the map” by creating a profile for our online directory of service providers (the GRID). There are no obligations to your organization.
Goals and priorities are set by a steering committee made up of volunteers from organizations that work on employment, education, and economic development in Detroit. Day-to-day activities are managed by Kendra Howard, Director of Community Engagement.
The Detroit Jobs Alliance is championed and financed by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund. DRWF is funded by more than $5.5 million (as of 2014) from 13 national, local, public and private investors to promote regional economic growth through the development of a skilled workforce. The DRWF invests in workforce partnerships that addresses the growing gap between the skills workers in southeast Michigan currently have and those they will need to fill the thousands of jobs with family sustaining wages that will exist in our state’s changing economy. The DRWF is housed by The United Way for Southeastern Michigan.