Living & Learning Enrichment Center Receives Generous Support From DTE Foundation

The Living and Learning Enrichment Center is excited to share that we have received a $5,000 grant from the DTE Foundation to support our important work in our vocational skills training program. The DTE Energy Foundation supports initiatives focused on arts and culture, community transformation, economic progress, education and employment, environment and human needs with the goal of providing hope and inspiration to nonprofits making a difference in their communities. The Foundation is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, and staff feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias.

PNC Foundation Awards Grant to the Living and Learning Enrichment Center

The Living and Learning Enrichment Center is excited to share that we have received a $5,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support our important work in vocational skills training. For decades, PNC has provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people’s lives every day. The Foundation’s priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations in order to enhance educational opportunities and promote the growth of communities through economic development initiatives.

The vocational training arm of Living & Learning’s programming serves individuals from more than 55 cities at more than 40 different job site locations in the region. These education and field work training experiences for individuals with disabilities, led by our highly qualified instructors and job coaches, spread across industries like Information Technology, Hospitality, Recreation, Food Service, Arts & Culture, Agriculture, Retail, and more. Our members often graduate into fulfilling long term positions with employers with whom they have built strong working relationships, filling significant labor gaps that can put strains on our communities and the local economy. Generous funding and support from community and corporate foundations like PNC’s support our ability to continue offering these essential services.

Chairman, President, and CEO of PNC, Bill Demchak shares, “Our culture is built on a set of values and a commitment to our employees to always do what we know to be right by those we serve.” The Living & Learning Enrichment Center remains grateful to the PNC Foundation for this clear dedication and commitment.

MACC Grant winner

Have you heard the news?  The Living and Learning Enrichment Center has been awarded a project grant from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council!  Thank you to the State of Michigan Arts & Culture Council for this grant award, to the office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer for your support of MACC grant appropriation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, for supporting our organization and your continuing support of the arts!

7 Action News – Andrea Isom visits LLEC!

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom visited us! Click above to view.

May 07, 2021 (WXYZ) — It is just incredible how one person can change so many lives with one decision. Well, a metro Detroit woman took a leap of faith for the love of her son with special needs, and now that unconditional connection is helping dozens of others.

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom takes us to the Living and Learning Enrichment Center in Northville.

Living and Learning … Remotely.

Staff of Living and Learning Enrichment Center

A pandemic is life-changing; no one will argue with that. We are all on a roller coaster of events and it impacts our focus, passion and patience. As we ride this out together we learn that everyone has a different connection.

Let’s do this. That has been our mindset since we had to shut the doors of our center more than two months ago. And, now more than ever, it’s imperative that we strive forward with that mindset. We need to stay connected—so, “let’s do this!”

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