MADE Institute is currently providing a professional relationship between returning citizens and at-risk youth. This relationship is collaborative in nature and focused on a strength based model. We assist our subscribers to connect with available resources and help negotiate for them relationships with other established organizations in our community who can meet their needs. Our long term goal is to become a One-stop physical location that provides the needs and resources in one general location with-in the urban community. Below are programs we seek to establish in the near future. We currently are providing housing and green construction style skill-trade training.
• We provide housing and support to formally incarcerated, at-risk-youth and those effected by violence for successfully community reentry, family reunification and individual healing. M-A-D-E-transitional housing project seeks to convert vacant/foreclosed and vandalized properties vibrant, environmentally sound (Green) transitional housing
• Green-skills trades is a training program that provides individuals with customized vocational on-the-job training. Each of our courses will provide protégé’s with in-depth instructions based on real world experience. The content of each course will be specifically tailored to corporate, governmental, or individual needs to prepare Protegees for employment and successful reintegration back to their communities.
• We work to restore the civil/human rights of formally incarcerated and those effected by violence through organizing and mobilizing individuals to become advocates to social changes and personal development.
Re-entry Care Package: Our participants leave prison with nothing but the clothing on their back and are expected to succeed. Our re-entry care package program is designed to ease the transition back into society by providing the small things that matter most, including: toothbrush, toothpaste and floss/shampoo, soap and deodorant/shaving cream and razor/socks, underwear and undershirts/set of bed sheets, pillow and towels/wallet and watch/brush, comb and hair gel/portfolio and pen for interviews/briefcase.
Entrepreneurship Program: Is an education program designed to promote continued learning outside the prison gates. Weekly gatherings of our participants along with-top tier executives, MBA candidates and university professors who have one objective -mentor and teach MADE Institute students.
Made Institute will transform the lives of former gang members, drug dealers and people with criminal histories. They will become legit business leaders by collaborating with the Small Business Administration and other corporate leaders in a shark tank high intense business training.
MADE Green Collar Economy…Creating Job’s …Restoring Dignity and Protecting the Earth.
MADE Green Collar Economy is a blueprint to upgrade Industrial Blue Collar employment to better respect the environment. The Jobs Of Tomorrow-Today! The MADE Institute Green Collar Economy vision is to look at the urban community and see a new reality that will use the resources of an undeserved community and underutilized land and blighted buildings to create thriving communities.
So who will do the hard work of actually building the green economy? The answer: millions of ordinary people, many of whom do not have good jobs right now even with having college degrees. According to the National Renewable Energy Lab,the major barriers to a more rapid adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency are not financial or legal but the lack of trained, green-collar workers to do all the jobs.
That is good news for people returning home from prison, looking for a second chance. That is good news for people in urban and rural communities who are suffering from chronic lack of work. That is good news for our veterans coming home from decades of fighting in wars. The MADE Green Collar Economy would create opportunities for work and wealth creation in today’s recovering economy.
Examples of green collar jobs, electricians who install solar panels; plumbers who install solar water heaters; farmers engaged in organic agriculture and some bio-fuel production; and construction workers who build energy-efficient green buildings, wind power farms, solar farms. Other examples of using today’s technology in the green economy is a calking gun. Hundreds of thousands of green-collar jobs be weatherized and energy-retrofitting every building in the United States.
Building with leaky windows, ill-fitting doors, poor insulation, outdated furnaces, and old appliances can gobble up 30 percent more on their heating bills. The point is this. The conditions of joblessness and poverty is what creates the out of control crime problem urban communities face today. By adopting the Green Collar Economy we could rebuild communities that thrive.