Weekly News from LMM

Kicking Off National Workforce Development Month

In recognition of September being National Workforce Development Month, we are taking a closer look at LMM's Workforce Development program, which offers innovative services through vocational training, social enterprises and employment services for community members who face barriers to the workforce. Give us a follow on social media and stay up to date with our weekly newsletters to learn more about LMM's Workforce Development program.

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Visit the Metro45 Food Truck

Metro45 Mobile Kitchen & Catering offers a food truck that brings quality food and community education to food deserts across the city, as well as employment and training to individuals facing barriers to employment. The food truck will be at a variety of locations throughout the month of September. Come grab a bite to eat and celebrate National Workforce Development Month with Metro45 on one of these dates:

  • 9/1 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Lakewood Truck Park
  • 9/7 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Beachwood Truck Park
  • 9/7 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Lakewood Truck Park
  • 9/9 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Unplugged Brewing
  • 9/11 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Prince of Peace Church (Westlake)
  • 9/12 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Taste of the Browns
  • 9/15 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Lakewood Truck Park
  • 9/16 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Beachwood Truck Park
  • 9/17 from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM, PickleFest
  • 9/22 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Beachwood Truck Park
  • 9/22 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Lakewood Truck Park
  • 9/24 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, St. Paul Lutheran Church (Berea)
  • 9/29 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Beachwood Truck Park
  • 9/30 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Lakewood Truck Park

A Run In Living Color Cancelled

LMM’s 2022 Run In Living Color, originally scheduled for September 17, has been cancelled. LMM wants to thank you for your willingness to participate in the event, your support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to taking time to revisit plans for future special events.

Cuyahoga County Executive Candidates Visit LMM

LMM was fortunate to host the two leading candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive, Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart, in August for a series of site visits. Both candidates toured LMM's emergency youth shelter and the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside and drove by a Breaking New Ground home. They were then given a tour of the Richard Sering Center, where they received a primer on LMM's Workforce Development programming and Guardianship Services. Through these visits, both candidates learned about LMM's programming, how we currently partner with the County, and areas for future collaboration. Thank you Chris and Lee for spending so much time with us and for your dedication to improving our community. 

To learn more about each candidate, watch the September 20th 2022 Cuyahoga County Executive Debate at the City Club of Cleveland.

Honoring the Memory of Jody Grebenc

LMM wants to thank the Grebenc Family and everyone who attended Jody Grebenc's Memorial Fundraiser. LMM staff and Grebenc Family and friends were in attendance at this fundraiser in August, which celebrated the life of Jody and resulted in over $50,000 in donations raised in her honor.

In addition to the fundraiser, the photos above are from the Grebenc family's recent visit to the new computer lab at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside. The new space has been named the "Connection Corner" in memory of Jody, a longtime, devoted volunteer at the shelter who connected shelter residents through the power of technology. 

The Haven Home Provides Essential Services

LMM is grateful to our partners at The Haven Home, who offer essential family overflow shelter services to women and children in Cuyahoga County. Above is client and volunteer impact data from The Haven Home's 2021 service year. Click here to learn more.

Student Loan Forgiveness Info

The Biden Administration recently announced a Student Loan Debt Relief Plan that would allow eligible individuals up to $20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness.

To learn more about what this means for you and what steps you need to take advantage:

Still have questions? Contact College Now Greater Cleveland.