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With changing Detroit, new leader of pioneering nonprofit looks to change with it

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One of the organizations to rise from the ashes of the 1967 uprising in Detroit was Focus: HOPE.

It’s many things to many people, but primarily it’s a career training center for about 900 people each year, and a distributor of food to approximately 40,000 senior citizens in 42 Detroit-area communities each month through a United States Department of Agriculture program.

This summer Focus: HOPE got a new CEO. His name is Jason Lee.

"We're not preparing people for a job," Lee told us. "We're preparing people for a career [so] that they can actually feed their families."

Lee joined us today to talk about the organization’s work, and what kinds of changes might be coming under his leadership.

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