Weekly News from LMM

CLE Reentry Week 2023

Join us for the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry’s #CLEReentryWeek2023, April 23 – April 29, as we amplify voices of the reentry community and continue breaking down barriers.

Take a look at LMM's Reentry Week activities and scroll down to register for a couple of the upcoming Reentry Week events LMM is hosting.


The Second Annual People's Reentry Assembly: Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, April 15

10:00am - 2:00pm

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

This year’s program will focus on the power of storytelling as a tool to change perceptions & policy and is open to individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.


Photo by Michele Lenni

Chopped4Change Cooking Competition

Photo by Michele Lenni

Tuesday, April 25

11:00am - 2:00pm

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Head-to-head, mystery basket after mystery basket, tune in for an exclusive cooking competition between Chopping for Change participants from Grafton and Northeast Reintegration Center, inspired by the hit TV series Chopped.

The Second Annual People's Reentry Assembly: Community Conversation with Local Stakeholders

Wednesday, April 26

9:00am - 10:30am

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Participants will explore paths to restoring their place in the community through conversations with local leaders. These conversations will emphasize the reentry experience, the trauma associated with returning, and policy solutions to lessen collateral sanctions. 


Photo by Michele Lenni

Beyond Ban the Box: Why It’s Time to Re-Think Hiring

Charles R. See Forum on Reentry 2023

Andre Ward, Associate Vice President of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society

Friday, April 28

11:30am - 1:00pm

The City Club of Cleveland

Tickets are now available for the third annual Charles R. See Forum on Reentry! Don’t miss this year’s conversation with Andre Ward, Associate Vice President of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society. The Friday, April 28, 2023 lunchtime forum will highlight the importance of lessening institutional and legal barriers to employment for returning citizens and how such changes can create stronger and more equitable communities.  


Supporting LMM is Supporting Fair Chance Housing

Photos by Michele Lenni

As we celebrate Fair Housing Month throughout the month of April, LMM reflects on our belief that housing is a human right and should be affordable and accessible. Click the buttons below to learn more about LMM Housing & Shelter's special initiatives to provide access to affordable housing for all and how you can support.


LMM Volunteer Spotlight

Meet John Zeller, volunteer at the Men's Shelter computer lab.

“My mom is a nurse and helped neighbors with medical issues when I was growing up and I sometimes went along. As a Christian, helping others is part of a full life.

I enjoy education and majored in computer science. Education is a great way for people to improve their lives and we have more knowledge than ever online.

I am the Lead System Analyst at the Cleveland Clinic for the Healthcareedu.ccf.org and mylearning.ccf.org sites. I volunteer in the computer lab on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings."

We're so grateful to have John Zeller as an LMM volunteer!

Men's Shelter volunteer Tony Briggs wanted to do something for his birthday that would give back to others. When he found out the most needed item at the Men’s Shelter is underwear, he rallied his friends.

LMM extends a sincere thank you for the bags of underwear donated!

Men's Minority Health Fair

Understand your risks and take control of your health with MetroHealth at the 2023 Minority Men's Health Fair. Take part in an option of more than 30 free health screenings at three convenient locations across Northeast Ohio.

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