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Welcome to FREC

Ford Resource and Engagement Center

Management Office Hours

Monday — Friday
8:00 am — 6:00 pm
9:00 am — 1:00 pm

Phone: 313-962-4888

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Upcoming Events

Now Through April 15
Accounting Aid Society Tax Preparation Assistance

March 12
Health Clinic
(10:00am - 1:00pm)

March 24 - 28
Covenant Dental Group Dental Clinic

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FREC Programs

Accounting Aid Society provides tax assistance and promotes the economic 
self-sufficiency of middle to low-income families, seniors and others in need through volunteerism and partnerships.

Accounting Aid Society was established in Detroit in 1972 by accountants who wanted to give back to the community.  Since our founding, we have helped return more than $262 million to individuals and families in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties, and in turn, into our region’s economy.

Named “Best-Managed Nonprofit” by Crain’s Detroit Business, Accounting Aid Society (AAS) is nationally recognized for its mission and results. Since our founding, we have helped return more than $262 million to struggling individuals and families in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Free tax preparation services are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday during the tax season for households with income under and $52,000 and individuals with incomes under $35,000.  For more information go to


The Girl Scout leadership development programs provide comprehensive experiential learning and mentoring services, developed in collaboration with experts in the field of child development.  Our programs help girls learn the type of leadership skills that they tell us they wish to be proficient at.


Girls learn how to lead in a way that is:

  • Purpose driven
  • Oriented to social change
  • Inclusive and brings people together

Click here to learn more about this program at FREC.


Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development Inc. (LA SED), is a non-profit social service agency serving the Southwest Detroit community and it residents since 1969. LA SED assists people of all ages with a variety of bilingual services and programs. LA SED’s leadership efforts are realized through the development of programs fit to address the issues that affect a diverse ethnic community that is Southwest Detroit. LA SED is proud to currently offer translation services at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center. 


Living Arts is dedicated to strengthening the youth and neighborhoods of Southwest Detroit and beyond through dance education, arts-infused academics and community arts and cultural programs, sparking the imagination and fostering learning.

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University of Michigan Ann Arbor and University of Michigan Dearborn offer a variety of
programs at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center throughout the year. 


Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is a national model for arts education and youth development, providing high-quality theatre and music training which brings young Detroiters together with professional artists and results in three major productions at the Detroit Institute of Arts annually. Mosaic’s mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of theatrical and musical art that engages, transforms and inspires.

Mosaic has toured its acclaimed all-youth performances in Africa, Asia, Europe and more than 30 states throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the White House and Kennedy Center. Mosaic has also received the prestigious Governor’ Arts Award and the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Council on Arts and Humanities as one of the nation’s top youth arts programs, as well being named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain’s Detroit Business.  In an area where dropout rates are staggering, Mosaic proudly reports that 95% of the young artists who participate in Mosaic’s Youth Ensemble Program graduate high school and go on to college, many with scholarships. For more information on programs offered please visit

SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. is a multi-service, Michigan corporation committed to the development and utilization of the nation's workforce. 

Click here to learn more about this program at FREC.