Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) recently received a grant for $75,000 from the Hancock Family Foundation to support the Learning to Earning program. Learning to Earning is a client-focused education and employment services program for those without basic job readiness skills. Clients work with a Program Managers in three main areas, including Education, Employment, and Finances. Clients work to get their GED, doing preparation work in balance with their work schedule and family commitments. They work with Program Managers who design an individualized process for each client to guide them through employment services, focusing on resume assistance, life skills, and assistance with leads and interviewing. They work to develop an individualized financial plan, focusing on needs versus wants, the benefits of bank accounts, and develop a monthly budget.