The Park West® Foundation
Providing new directions for youth
In 2005 Albert and Mitsie Scaglione founded this not-for-profit organization as a way to give something back to their Detroit community. The Park West® Foundation was organized to provide much needed help to people wherever it is needed.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22, 23
Currently focusing on young women, the Park West® Foundation diligently works for those about to "age-out" of the state-sponsored support system. Literally overnight these essentially parentless young women are handed a plastic bag with their belongings and sent out survive on the street. Feeling abandoned, and without the skills needed to find a job or a place to live, the girls face a host of problems. They are looking for help and the Park West® Foundation is there to assist them in both simple and complex ways.
The foundation's goal is to create a more complete support system for these young women, and to eventually serve young men as well. The Park West® Foundation is currently searching for a building to offer housing, education, day care, and job training all under one roof. This ambitious vision will need volunteers, mentors, grit, enthusiasm, tenacity, and heart.
The Park West® Foundation is confident they will achieve their goal to provide a safe environment for those most vulnerable in their community. By doing this, they aspire to provide opportunities for these young people to attain a better life and a chance to experience the American Dream.
Some of the causes Park West® Foundation supports
Art Donations Made to Universities
As part of the Scaglione family's commitment of bringing art to the people, Albert, Mitsie and Marc Scaglione have donated a significant amount of art to universities and other non-profit organizations, including:
- Central Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Albany Print Club
- Jackson Community College
- Eastern Michigan University
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Henry Ford Community College
- Lake Michigan College
- Lawrence Technological University
- Northwest State Community College
- Wittenberg University
- Grand Valley State University