Dominique Jones – Artist Draws on a Lifetime of Creativity

Dominique recalls becoming interested in art back in elementary school. In middle school, he and some friends got into Anime, and he began drawing various characters. While in high school, he and a classmate/fellow artist met and became good friends. Dominique says that his friend taught him a number of sculpting and shading techniques that…

 Teen Turns Troubling Times into Growth Opportunities

  In 2023 Peckham – along with several partnering organizations – were awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Labor. The grant was used to launch the Growth Opportunities (GO) Program, which aims to prepare corrections-involved youth and young adults for employment while also mitigating violence in the high-poverty, high-crime communities…

Peckham’s Season of Giving

Peckham Giving Contributes $28K to Community   Each year during the holiday season, Peckham commits to contributing resources and funds to support underserved individuals and families. This season, Peckham staff and board raised more than $28,000 to contribute to families in need; not only team members working at Peckham but veteran, and other underserved individuals…

Resiliency, Hope, and Faith Help Turn A Life Around

Angela’s journey unfolded against a backdrop of daunting challenges: teenage pregnancy, foster care, drug addiction, and homelessness. A teen pregnancy and subsequent baby adoption steered Angela back home to Lansing in search of family support. Instead, she found herself homeless and battling drug addiction. For seven years, her existence revolved around the desperate pursuit of…

Student Continues His Education in the Real World

Recently out of high school, Logan was eager to begin a career path that didn’t include further education. After being referred to Peckham’s Youth Summer Employment Program, Logan jumped at the opportunity to learn job skills and began a four-week internship at the Meijer store in DeWitt. When the internship concluded, Logan went through the…

With a Supportive Workplace, Deaf Staff Member Finds a Way to be Heard and Succeed

Janine’s employment journey before joining Peckham was challenging. Although she held positions at various companies, she struggled to maintain a full-time job. Between the typical obstacles that a deaf person faces in most workplaces and impending motherhood, Janine placed employment on hold for over 14 years. She was far from idle during that time, though:…

Battle-Tested Vet Scores Big Working in 3PL and Fulfillment Services

3PL and Fulfillment Services forklift operator Dale Hatfield’s childhood prepared him for a military career. Not because his father was in the armed services, but because by the time Dale was nine years old, he, one of his brothers, and father had moved many times. During his teens, Dale explained that “I was constantly in…

ROOTS Participant Finds Success Through Perseverance

In 2019 Peckham launched Rising Out of the System (ROOTS), a vocational rehabilitation program for those recently released from incarceration. The program is a partnership with the City of Lansing and serves former offenders who are returning to Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. The ROOTS program offers individuals social support, such as food, clothing, and…