Uniting, educating leaders
nered with the Children’s Services Council and volunteered over 240 hours refurbishing old newspaper boxes into Little Free Libraries. In 2015, we partnered with El Sol, a nonprofi t organiz at i on t hat provides services to day laborers and their families to ensure qualit y of life and community integration. During the summer, families lack child care resources which inhibits their ability to work.
Our Leadership group created a six-week curriculum with a weekly educational theme using their on-site garden as a foundation for learning. The free camp is also focused on continued education, teaching good eating habits, cultural diversity and learning to be good stewards of the ear th. Ever y year, three to five nonprofits benefit from our Leadership Engage program, and we are very proud of that. What is your agency’s focus for the future?
Our focus is to continue t o a t t ra c t dive r s e, c ommunity-minded groups of youth and adults to participate in our four core programs. The more peo- ple we can get involved, the more the community benefi t s . S omething we are very excited about is a summit we are holding o n Fr i day c a l l e d Bre a kthroughs. It is a free event bringing together 300 leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to understand some of the community’s toughest challenges and develop real solutions to solve them. We will be focusing on internships for students, jobs for ex-offenders, and mental health in the workplace with 100-day goals for each with results that will seriously impact our community for the better. For more information, visit breakthroughspbc.com. How can the community help?
It’s as simple as being a c t i v e i n y o u r c o mmun i t y. He l p o u t a n e i g h - bor, volunteer as a mentor, engage in an organization you care about. If you aren’t sure where to start, you can check out our programs and learn how your streng ths and connections can be used to benefit your community.
A group of participants from the Class of 2016 Leadership Engage program partnered with the Children’s Services Council and volunteered over 240 hours to refurbishing old newspaper boxes into Little Free Libraries.