Bags To Butterflies founder, Michelle Smart, will be among four amazing women entrepreneurs and their team of makers this Saturday The Henry Ford from 10am - 3pm! At this interactive marketplace, kids and adults will meet the makers, learn about their entrepreneurial journey, see their design process up close, and have the chance to purchase their wares and goods. Come meet Joanne Ewald from Mend On The Move, Ashlee Trempus from SignOn, Nicole Fleming from Garden Outside The Box, and Michelle Smart from Bags To Butterflies . We'll be spotlighting each of these social enterprises and organizations this week, so check back, and we'll see you this Saturday!
Bags To Butterflies will be part of a panel discussion on social entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.
Cleary University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event is focused on creating solutions for one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time – mass incarceration. Bags To Butterflies associate, Robin McArdle, will be a panelist at the event.
Join us as we announce our collaborative relationship with People's Community Church Outreach Center.
We will also share detrails on "The Handbag Project." Our innovative nine month employment and training concept using a very common women's accessory - a handbag!
The “Empowered To Change" Job Fair & Expo is a community initiative that will bring together hiring professionals from companies throughout metro Detroit as well as feature an expo aimed at linking female returning citizens (and women in general) with information that will positively impact their lives.
The Expo will offer workshops covering topics such as:
From Jail, To A Job - Three days after being released from prison, Lynell Desdunes, Sr. landed a job with a Judge in the Criminal District Court. He is currently in his second year of law school and was recently appointed Administrative Hearing Officer at Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans, Louisiana. Desdunes will share how he went from jail, to a job!
Financial Matters - managing a budget in challenging times
Vision for Tomorrow - creating a vision board to your future
Handbag Workshop - create your very on Bags To Butterflies handbag at a fraction of the regurlar price. (There is a fee for this workshop).
It is sure to be an empowering day! The event is FREE.
After the job fair and expo, join us for the "Empowered to Change" Charity Dinner with special guest, Shawn Blanchard. As part of our "people giving to people, so they can give to others" initiative, Bags To Butterflies will be presenting a donation to The Pink Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to women with breast cancer. Click here for more information.
Sponsored by: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Supported by: Greater Grace Temple Prison Ministry, B.W.A.R.E., Health Alliance Plan (HAP), The Salvation Army, Tri-County Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCCP), Simply Elegant Events