McGregor Fund grant to fund expansion of
Learning & Resource Center
July 19, 2021
The McGregor Fund has awarded a grant to MCREST to support the expansion of our innovative Learning & Resource Center, also known as the ‘LRC’.
The McGregor Fund grant will enable MCREST to expand the hours of its Learning & Resource Center from three days per week to five. This will enable us to serve a greater number of people on an on-going basis. The grant also will allow for the hiring of an assistant to the center director to help staff additional hours and increase support in areas of pursuing career training certificate programs.
The expansion of the Learning & Resource Center aligns with MCREST’s focus during recent years on “housing first” interventions, as well as improving opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. Moving forward, expanded services will complement wraparound opportunities such as transportation, access to Head Start, and childcare that MCREST plans to offer when we open our newly renovated women and children’s shelter in downtown Mt. Clemens.