Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant. — Adopted March 8, 1968 Initiatives Focus: HOPE address the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness through its three primary programs. Initiatives Focus: HOPE address the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness through its three primary programs. Initiatives Focus: HOPE address the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness through its three primary programs: Food, Careers, and Community. Food Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program in partnership with federal and state agencies, we provide 41,000 low income seniors with monthly food packages to help them meet basic needs. We also provide opportunities to obtain health screenings, income support, tax preparation and utility assistance. Careers Our education and workforce development programs prepare individuals for success when competing for jobs. We offer a holistic approach to individuals looking to jumpstart their careers. Our programs are scholarship based and FREE to most students. Eligible candidates must pass a drug screen and take an admissions test to determine math and reading levels for entry. Community The HOPE Village Initiative is breaking the cycle of generational poverty impacting the community around Focus: HOPE by: providing quality education for children and families, creating economic opportunities for community members and transforming the environment.