Great Lakes Bay ERN (GLBERN-CV)

Founded: 2014
Great Lakes Bay ERN (GLBERN-CV)

ERN Program ROI: 514%

 

Distinct Employees Served: 503

 

Services Delivered: 1459

 

Source: Sept 2015-Oct 2016 YE Report

 

  Services

On-site Success Coaching

The core of the ERN model is onsite confidential Success Coaching that employees can access on a predictable, ongoing basis. No more wasted hours in social services offices; Success Coaches offer direct connection and access to community resources. Employees who face a crisis from lack of resources can get immediate, personal relief, onsite. Services are available to all employees in our member businesses. Success Coaches accommodate all shifts with off-site locations and alternate meeting times available upon request.

Community Ventures

Community Ventures (CV) is an innovative economic development initiative that promotes employment and social enterprise in the state’s most distressed urban areas. Coordinated by the Talent Investment Agency (TIA), this initiative helps structurally unemployed individuals pursue career opportunities at Michigan companies in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac.

Community Ventures Company Highlight: Morley

Community Ventures partners with Michigan ERN Team to provide onsite social service and training programs that support employment. View this video that highlights Morely, a member company of Great Lakes Bay Employer Resource Network (GLBERN).

Community Ventures Company Highlight: Nexteer

Community Ventures partners with Michigan ERN Team to provide onsite social service and training programs that support employment. View this video that highlights Nexteer, a member company of Great Lakes Bay Employer Resource Network (GLBERN).

STEPS

STEPS

The STEPS program teaches employees the soft skills needed to help them achieve their ultimate potential through weekly small group sessions. The program is a key component to developing a new mindset, becoming more successful and creating a better life for yourself. The STEPS program, facilitated by Kathy Conklin, builds a better understanding of the structured process in which your mind works, and how you can control the way you achieve success in various aspects of your life.

Hardship Loan & Savings Program

Partner: Team One Credit Union

Purpose: The Bridge Loan provides a financial resource for the Success Coach and clients, allowing the coach to connect clients to fair and reputable lending. These loans help clients overcome financial burdens that may be negatively impacting their life including auto repairs, credit repair, payday lending traps, appliance purchases, debt, and family emergencies. It is offered as a last resort for employees facing a financial emergency.

Savings Component: The loan includes a savings component which requires a $10 per week deposit into a savings account. The savings commitment is added to the loan repayment amount, which is placed into a savings account that does not allow withdrawals until the loan is paid in full. At the end of the payment plan, the client will accumulate over $520 in savings. Upon pay-off, the client is encouraged to continue the habit of savings. This not only teaches the client the importance of saving, but also acts as a safety net for the bank/credit union. If an employee is terminated while in payments, the savings account is released back for the lending institution to cover any unpaid remaining portion of the loan.

  Success Coaches

KathyConklin

Kathy Conklin

  Email  

AutumnScherzer

Autumn Scherzer

  Email  

Alexis Thomas

Alexis Thomas

  Email  

Sue Walker

Sue Walker

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  Lead Organization(s)

Saginaw County Business & Education Partnership (SCBEP)

Kathy Conklin

  Email     989-399-0016
http://scbep.com

Community Ventures, Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Keenan Wade

  Email  
http://www.mitalent.org/community-ventures

  Employer Members-Investors

  • Alloy Construction Service, Inc.
  • Little People’s Daycare
  • Merrill Technologies Group
  • Morley Companies, Inc.
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Spaulding Manufacturing, Inc.

  Strategic Partners

  • Community Ventures MEDC
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Michigan ERN Team
  • Saginaw County Business & Education Partnership
  • Saginaw County DHHS
  • Team One Credit Union
  • Wanigas Credit Union