13406754_1035178626535583_4184728941825423160_n-300x300Who Are We?

Mission: M.A.D.E Institute’s mission is to lead formerly incarcerated individuals and at-risk youth down a path of empowerment, self-discovery and personal transformation.

Vision: Our vision is to create a community where returning citizens and at-risk-youth have equal access to employment, education, full participation in the economical, political and cultural life of the community. MADE Institute also utilizes the workforce development framework for housing, job creation, illiteracy, infrastructure deficiencies and other workforce barriers.13659038_1064742856912493_6986217810814599014_n

Leon EL-Alamin is the Founder & Executive Director of M.A.D.E. Institute, a nonprofit organization he started in January 2015. That year he also became the City of Flint 1st Ward Zoning Board of Appeals Officer. He is a graduate of Flint Strive and Mott Workforce Green Construction. Leon currently works as a Genesee Health System Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Recovery Coach.

This program was created to serve as an alternative to incarceration for jail or prison-bound and returning individuals. Leon also is the president of an LLC called Abdullah Building Performance Bloc, a property management company he started to help create jobs for returning citizens and at-risk youth who have been systematically structured out of society. Visit www.madeinstitute.com