The Lower Eastside Economic Mobility (LEEM) Program, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, is based on the Mobility Mentoring (TM) model and the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency (TM) theory of change. LEEM provides the coaches and mentors to support program "members" on  Detroit's eastside in setting short- and long-term goals. Over time, members obtain resources, skills and necessary changes to become financially independent. 


How it works

LEEM focuses on offering social supports to address and eliminate barriers that contribute to long-term poverty. Families and individuals (18 years and older) connect with community resources and services to fit their needs and supporting them in moving towards financial independence.

The key to the program are trained and caring mentors who work with members on a regular basis to support them staying on track to achieving their goals. Along the way, resources, training and social supports are offered to help in this effort.  Also of importance are frequent breakfasts and dinners that bring all members and mentors together for fellowship, education, and sharing of success stories and resources.

Hurry! Enrollment ends soon!  To get involved, contact Savana Brewer at 313-264-1413 or at sbrewer@ecn-detroit.org; or Tiera Robinson at 313-331-3713 or at trobinson@ecn-detroit.org.

PLEASE Note our upcoming Dinner or Breakfast Club / Orientation events:

  • Saturday, March 24, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (ECN Office, 4401 Conner)
  • Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (ECN Office, 4401 Conner)
  • Monday, April 16,  6:00 - 8:30 PM (ECN Office, 4401 Conner)

Healthy meals, fellowship, resources and educational content provided. Childcare and transportation available. Call Savana or Tiera to reserve your spot today!

The LEEM program helped me feel good about myself again as I began to make plans for my future.
— Nadine
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 March 16, 2018 Dinner Club drew a crowd 

March 16, 2018 Dinner Club drew a crowd 

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