Community Ventures

Community Ventures develops reliable employees by removing barriers to employment, helping employers to maintain long-term staff thus reducing replacement and retraining costs. – Nihal Osman, Program Manager

SER Community Ventures

Community Ventures (CV) is a post-employment economic development initiative that promotes employment and social enterprise. Employers across the city of Detroit are able to join the CV Business Resource Network and identify new employees as potential candidates for the program. SER Metro is the only Detroit Service Provider under the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) and focuses on the success of CV participants by providing wrap-around services that promote job retention, removal of barriers, and skill development to succeed in achieving long-term, full-time employment.

Denise Rose

Industrial Seamstress at Pingree Detroit

“Thank you, Community Ventures. With your help, I’m able to keep getting to my job, and I’m able protect [my investment] in my car. It feels nice to not be in a hole all the time and have a moment to breathe – Thank you again!”


  • Success Counseling
  • Hard and Soft skills Training
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Additional employment barrier removal services


Nihal Osman
(313) 962-9675 extension 4294

For more information, please visit 9301 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210, contact the center at (313) 945-5200 or click here to fill out the program inquiry form.

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