Video Library

  • LERN Livingston

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    LERN Livingston Success Coach, Jennifer DeGrandchamp, highlights the benefits and opportunities of LERN Livingston for member employees and employers.

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  • Heating Bill Success

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Get inspired by other employees' success stories! Many people find it difficult to pay big Consumers bills after a hard Michigan winter. Laquesha found herself with a large Consumer’s bill that she couldn’t afford and sought out her Success Coach. A bridge loan through Kalsee Credit Union eased this immediate burden and the stress it was causing. Continued work on monthly budgeting with her Success Coach will ensure a smooth winter this year. Laquesha recommends that any employee contact their Success Coach with any problem.

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  • Fuel Assistance: Making It to the First Pay Check

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Get inspired by other employees' success stories! Robert was hired through a temp agency after being on unemployment for several months. His unemployment had run out and he had no money. He knew he needed help, had heard about the Success Coach Program, and contacted Sarah. Together they discussed some difficult issues that Robert was experiencing. His immediate need was getting to his first paycheck. The Success Coach supplied him with a gas card to put fuel in his car. This made it possible for him to get back and forth to work for the next week. Robert credits the Success Coach Program for helping him stay employed.

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  • Medical Crisis: Signing Up for Public Assistance

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Get inspired by other employees' success stories! Tammy contacted her Success Coach about her grand-daughter, Remi and the difficult time they were having at home. Remi was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia and epilepsy with up to 20 seizures a day. Her daughter-in-law, Cierra, had to quit working to care for Remi. Remi’s father, Fred, works full-time. Cierra was trying to make contact with the Social Security Office and DHHS to get public assistance for Remi, but she kept getting the 'cookie cutter' answer of “someone will get back with you shortly." Funds and patience were running thin. Remi and her family moved in with Cierra's parents to save money. Tammy and her husband were even taking on some of Cierra and Fred's monthly bills. The Success Coach connected Cierra to Lisa Stanley directly from the Disability Network. Lisa met with Cierra within a week and helped the family apply for all of their public assistance needs. Remi underwent brain surgery at U of M, came home on June 29, and is doing well.

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  • Housing: Finding Apartment & First Month’s Rent Assistance

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Get inspired by other employees' success stories! Jennifer came to the Success Coach and asked if she could help her find any open rentals in the area. She was living in a shelter for women and children. The Coach called several landlords and property managers. She finally found a place that would work for Jen and her children. The Coach followed up with Jen almost weekly on the progress of her getting moved in to her new place. This process took a long time because Jen had to wait on DHHS applications to be completed for first month's rent assistance. Jen had very little furniture. The Coach was able to find free or inexpensive furniture through church donations and garage sale sites. Jen finally moved in by the end of June and the Coach was able to help deliver some items to the new apartment. It was rewarding for her Coach to share toys with Jen's baby girl and see her new place.

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  • Drive to Succeed Ride Share App: Introduction

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Have a long term transportation challenge or is your car in the shop for a few days? The Driven to Succeed Ride Share App, developed in partnership with Michigan ERN Team, can get you to work on time! Currently only available for Android phones (coming soon for iPhone).

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  • Driven to Succeed Ride Share App: Tutorial

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Download in the App Store for Android (coming soon for iPhone), create a Driver or Rider Profile, request the code from your Success Coach, request a ride for a certain day and time, then communicate with your driver. It's easy! The App is free to download, and ride costs vary depending on your distance from work - ask your driver.

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  • It's About You: Community Ventures MEDC

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Africa is a member of the Morley family, and family looks out for one another. In a workplace, that means understanding people's strengths as well as their weaknesses in order to help each other succeed.

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  • Payday Loan Alternatives

    Monday, March 23, 2015

    Payday loan institutions sometimes illegally charge up to 400% interest, pushing borrowers further into poverty. This video outlines payday loan alternatives that lead to family responsibility and sustainability. Savings components of these payday loan alternatives help borrowers improve their financial situations and provide a balance between borrowing and saving.

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  • Nexteer: Community Ventures MEDC

    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Community Ventures is an innovative economic development initiative that promotes employment and social enterprise in the state’s most distressed urban areas. Coordinated by the MEDC, the initiative helps unemployed individuals pursue career opportunities in various different industries at Michigan companies in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw and Pontiac.

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  • Sunset Retirement Communities & Services Employee Testimonial

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    Video testimonial of an employee who accessed a success coach through the Lakeshore Employer Resource Network (LERN).

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