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MIT students work with Pennies from Heaven Foundation to foster economic prosperity

Ludington, Michigan, March 23, 2018 — The Pennies from Heaven Foundation welcomes Madeleine Sessions, Elizabeth McKean and Faisal Seraj from the MIT Sloan School of Management to the community.


During their two week stay, the student team will, “assess barriers to workforce development in the area and investigate the feasibility of expanding critical services, such as local childcare and transportation options. The project component allows students to gain hands-on experience exploring solutions that have the potential to improve conditions.” - Paul Denning, Director of Media Relations at MIT


“We are thrilled to be working closely with MIT Sloan students on this important project,” says Monica Schuyler, Executive Director of the Foundation. “In our county, an estimated 40% of the population struggles from paycheck-to-paycheck. As a foundation, our goal is to help our community members become more self-sufficient. When the students are here, we hope they will see the human side of our story and come away with an understanding of the many challenges that are involved in improving economic development and workforce training in a community. We are eager and excited for fresh new eyes on this issue.”

MIT Management Sloan School Press Release available here.