Skills We Teach 

Soft Skills:

  • Responsibility

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Honesty

  • Respect

  • Say what you mean, mean what you say

Hard Skills:

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Roofing

  • Drywall

  • Carpentry

  • Tile

  • Painting

We believe that everyone deserves independence, security and a shot at a good life; that it’s never too late to turn yourself around; and that every human has potential, they just may need help finding it. We take in any individual who expresses interest and need. Most have difficult pasts, often including incarceration and minimal education.

 Why We Do It 

NEST Org. is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. dedicated to providing on-location job training and employment opportunities to Detroit’s citizens in need.

Detroit’s hardest-hit residents are often left out of the city’s increasing development. NEST seeks to equip these residents with the skills they need to take part in the action and regain control of their lives.

 Who We Are 

North End Skilled Trade

 We are a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to helping Detroit’s underserved community members through hands-on job training while rebuilding one of the city's historic neighborhoods from the inside out.

 What We Do 

Through our mentorship program, participants in NEST learn a skilled-trade of their choice while receiving compensation— getting paid to learn.


Upon completion of the program, participants are offered employment through NEST’s sister company, Motown Rising’s on-going community development efforts, rebuilding blighted homes within the North End.

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