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Chopping for Change Expands to Grafton Reintegration Center

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LMM is proud to have been awarded a $900,000 Department of Justice grant in 2021 dedicated to the expansion of the Chopping for Change program. 

Chopping for Change (C4C) is an innovative program dedicated to reducing recidivism and empowering individuals with criminal justice-involvement by providing them with the tools they need to succeed post-incarceration. C4C initially began as a program dedicated to serving women at the Northeast Reintegration Center and providing them with culinary skills, education and trauma-informed care. Following the federal grant and collaboration with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, LMM is excited to the announce that the program has officially expanded to the Grafton Reintegration Center for men, with students officially beginning programming earlier this year on January 3.

LMM’s VP of Workforce Development, Ian Marks, and Workforce Development Program Manager, Malika Kidd, recently hosted a Lunch & Learn to educate staff on the expansion of Chopping for Change. The LMM team is energized around these efforts and we look forward to continue to offer innovative programming and offer key reentry services through Chopping for Change!

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