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Shaping Today's Workforce for a Better Tomorrow

Plan for Your Future! Get the education and skills you need to get a better job, start out in the workforce, or earn your GED or college degree!  We can help!


The Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center offers a diversity of employment training programs for youth, ages 14 to 21. Our programs are designed to address the issues that may be holding you back and keeping you from accomplishing your goals. We offer you a place to explore your job interests and the opportunity to grow those interests into a satisfying career!  We can teach you the life skills necessary to ensure your success.

We do this in two phases:

Phase 1: We develop an individualized plan identifying your skills, goals, and resources, and then connect you with the appropriate training to achieve your goals.  We help you obtain employment by providing job leads and one-on-one career coaching.

Phase 2: This phase starts once you have completed your training and landed a job.  We continue to offer support and guidance as you face challenges that may arise on the job and learn to balance your work and personal lives.

What our customers are saying about us....
"I can't explain all the help I've been getting from this Program.  I was stressed and hopeless to pursue my education and job, but they helped me get back on my feet.  My life has been better because of them."
- Vihoale
"Educational guidance, motivation, and leadership are what I found in the Older Youth Program."
- Leesa
"I am so grateful for their patience and time with me.  It it has made me a better person inside and out."
- Deon
"This Program was a life saver for me.  Without it, I wouldn't be employed, I wouldn't be able to see, and I wouldn't have been able to get to my job. The advice, the drive, and the energy helped make the program a success for me."
- Samantha


To participate in the youth programs, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen.
  • Register with the Selective Service (if male).
  • Meet the income requirements.
  • Be willing to work hard and make positive changes in your life!

FREE Services Offered:

  • One-on-one Career Coaching
  • Workshops on:  The Power of You!, Parenting, and other workshops TBD.
  • Labor Market Information
  • Professional Resume Development
  • Job Search Assistance
  • GED & Certificate Completion
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Tuition & Textbook Assistance
  • Computer Training and Use
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Interview & Work Clothing
  • Assistance with Childcare
  • Limited Work Experiences

At the Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center, you will find representatives from various organizations who can assist you with

Veteran's Services, literacy, rehabilitation, housing, and other issues that you may be facing.


In addition, the following resources are available at the Center (at no cost, of course!):


For more information on programs and services for youth, please visit or call:

The Michigan Works! Harriet Street Center
304 Harriet Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734-714-9814
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 
8 AM - 7 PM Tuesday

Michigan Works! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program that is supported by the State of Michigan, 1-800-285-9675.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

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