by Dale Garrison
An enthusiastic crowd braved chilly weather to officially open Metro Lutheran Ministry’s new Learning to Earning program at 750 Armstrong Ave. in downtown Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 17.
Led by Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Mark Holland and MLM Board of Directors President Christy Schliesman, staff members, supporters and friends launched the new location and expanded services. Focusing on financial literacy and job assistance,
Learning to Earning has been successful serving the community from MLM’s Central offices at 3031 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo., a spokesman said. The new location will allow access for more residents in need and expanded services.
Learning to Earning is designed to help participants manage their lives and solve the problems that many homeless and low-income residents face.
The program includes personalized coaching, assistance with work placements, help in completing the GED and other types of support. By utilizing the resources available through MLM’s community care and emergency assistance programs, Learning to Earning is able to deliver high-quality bundled services in an effective, efficient manner from a competent, compassionate staff who are sensitive to our citizens’ needs, desires, and struggles.
For additional information, contact MLM’s Learning to Earning program at 816-931-0027 or visit www.mlmkc.org.