Weekly News from LMM
Believe in the Community
Rev. Richard Gibson
(Photo by Da'Shaunae Marisa)
Despite the wave of difficulties we are facing in our community and across our country, FAITH PREVAILS and HOPE FLOATS. Be encouraged by community partners like Legal Aid and Elizabeth Baptist Church, as they pursue peace, health and safety for our neighbors in need
Corporate Sponsor Spotlight:
PNC is a national financial services corporation that supports small businesses, nonprofits and the community through their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. At PNC, they prioritize diversity and inclusion, community engagement, employee engagement, environmental sustainability, responsible lending and more. 

To be successful in these key areas, PNC continues to invest in their employees, customers and communities, remain aware of their impact on the environment and adhere to strong governance and risk management practices. LMM would like to thank PNC for a donation of $7,500 to our Workforce Development Culinary Training Program in 2020. Strong, community-minded sponsors like PNC are vital to our work.
Poverty Awareness Month
January is Poverty Awareness Month, an initiative that encourages support and advocacy for the nearly 40 million Americans living in poverty. LMM works with individuals in our community to obtain housing, employment and other living essentials. Through advocacy initiatives and social services, LMM actively engages in the fight to end poverty for people in our community who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting. Visit lutheranmetro.org to learn more. 
Workforce Development Staff in the Spotlight
As part of the From Prison Cells to Ph.D.'s newsletter, LMM's own Malika Kidd and Lana Mendis were featured in the organization's 'Spotlight On' segment! 

The article highlighted the great work that Lana and Malika do with LMM, their inspirational personal endeavors, as well as their positive experiences with the P2P program.

Malika Kidd, LMM Workforce Development Program Director
Lana Mendis, LMM Employment Specialist