The HOPES (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society) program partners with the Department of Corrections, community-based organizations, state restaurant associations and workforce entities as part of a community collaborative model. These partner organizations provide case management services and industry-recognized credentials utilizing an NRAEF training framework focused on the competencies needed to enter the restaurant and hospitality industry.
HOPES partners with interested individuals at participating correctional facilities, as well as after release and during parole. Once a HOPES participant completes training, the individual will be placed in a local restaurant and/or food-service position and receive follow-up support for a year. Hospitality apprenticeships will also be available to participants.
The HOPES Pathway Home is 100% funded through a $4,000,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. This webpage was created by MRLAEF and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This webpage content is copyrighted by the NRAEF.
How to get involved
The MRLAEF will be hosting Industry Accelerator Meetings to give you an overview of the HOPES program, how to work with the Michigan Department of Corrections and your community-based training organization.