Redeem Detroit’s Mission to Elevate Young Women in Trades and Eliminate Poverty

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The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) is proud to support an exciting new program developed by Redeem Detroit and Trane Technologies to support young women in the Detroit Area.

Redeem Detroit is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods by providing essential training programs and job readiness resources to at-risk youth (teen parents), homeless veterans, and adults returning to the workforce to help them become entrepreneurs or provide job placement opportunities. Redeem Detroit’s Project N.O.A.H was developed in collaboration with Martin Evers MBC, Reverend Alonzo Bell, Pathways Academy, Trane Technologies and several other stakeholders/employers in the area.

Roger Tadajewski, NC3’s Executive Director, and Gwen Pettit, Detroit area Trane Representative, spent the last Saturday in August with several young women who have been participating in Redeem Detroit’s Project N.O.A.H Summer Bridge Program. The program, led by Pastor Alonzo Bell, is supported by a grant from Trane Technologies Foundation.

As a bridge from high school to a skilled trades program, Redeem Detroit partnered with Trane Technologies to help ten young mothers in Eastside Detroit learn about the skilled trades arena. Over eight consecutive Saturdays in July and August, these young women were given an insider’s look at skills training that is available to them and that can lead to outstanding careers benefiting them, their families and their communities.


Highlights from Redeem Detroit’s Project N.O.A.H Summer Bridge Program.

These young mothers received insight in areas ranging from construction trades, basic electricity, and HVAC troubleshooting to drone operation, digital marketing, and personal finance. And while they were in class, their children received a quality daycare experience planned to strengthen cognitive development, social and emotional development, speech and language development, and fine and gross motor skills. 

Roger met with participants and talked with them about opportunities in skilled trades and the CTE pathways to those jobs.

Tadajewski said, “At its core, Redeem Detroit and the Project N.O.A.H Summer Bridge Program embody the mission of NC3 and our industry and education partners by providing the opportunity for everyone to have access and achieve industry-supported curriculum and certifications that they need to thrive in the workforce. I’m honored to support these young women and community members who are benefiting from this extraordinary program which is an outstanding example of how industry, education and the community can come together to build a strong future together.”

Several of the young women have already determined their next steps, including plans to attend Eastern Michigan University, Macomb Community College and Henry Ford College.

By combining education and childcare, the Summer Bridge Program walks the walk of Redeem Detroit’s vision, “providing hope and second chances and eliminating poverty two generations at a time.”


Redeem Detroit
Redeem Detroit is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to revitalize neighborhoods in the city of Detroit. Our goal is to take vacant properties and rehabilitate them and then use them to help the citizens in the neighborhood where they are located. 

We believe that everyone deserves a second chance and that’s why we train at-risk youth, homeless veterans, and returning citizens in vocational and job readiness skills, and with these skills we help them become entrepreneurs or provide job placement as well as connect them to the resources they need. In return they help us clean up the neighborhood and eliminate blight.

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