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service hours logged since January
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We Build & Support Leaders That Enrich Lowndes County

Community

Service Projects

Beginning with the 2007 class, the Leadership Lowndes Executive Board of Trustees initiated a class community service project as a requirement for Graduation.  The purpose of the project is to develop interaction between the class and non-profit organizations that serve our community in order to allow class members the opportunity to enhance their servant leadership experiences.

The class will be divided into five groups. Each group will be charged with developing and implementing a community service project during the year. The groups are assigned by the Board of Trustees during the retreat at Jekyll Island.

Our 2018 Recipients

2019 Community Service Groups

Group 1

  • Kara Hope Hanson
  • Berinda Nwakamma
  • Alice Popielarz
  • David Schott
  • Bill Shenton
  • Matt Seber

Group 2

  • Jeanna Allums
  • Lauren Brown
  • Joe Buck
  • Deanna Smith
  • Rico Tucker
  • Will Wright

Group 3

  • Zac Henry
  • Ashley Lindsay
  • Jaleesa Roberts
  • Adam Setser
  • Ashley Tye

Group 4

  • Vivian Cody
  • Matthew Grant
  • Beth Meeks
  • Catherine Nordin
  • Brian Stumpe
  • Tripp Templeton

Group 5

  • Joe Dukes
  • George Foreman
  • Jody Hall
  • Brad Lawson
  • Shannon McConico
  • Tangela Rowe

Resources

Leadership Lowndes Official Logos
Community Service Project Proposal
General Information and Requirements

Calendar

Galleries

  • Group 1
  • Group 2
  • Group 3
  • Group 4
  • Group 5

2019 Community Service Recipients

Name

Group 1

Boys & Girls Clubs of Valdosta

Group 2

The Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta, Inc. was organized on January 22, 1944. Since that time it has touched the lives of thousands of young people in South Georgia. The first club facility was located at 311 South Troup Street. In 1955 the Boys Club and newly formed Girls Club moved their headquarters to a new facility at 614 North Toombs Street. In 1956 the club organized Little League Baseball and added a swimming pool. The club grew rapidly at the new location and in 1961 additional property was purchased and the Girls Club moved into separate quarters. Over the years the club has developed facilities and programs that would meet the needs of our growing community. In 1960 the Club obtained permission from the city and developed a baseball field at Sunset Park. Additional facilities were developed in 1970 at both Sunset Park and also at a new field in Remerton. By the late 70's, the club was looking to expand once more. In 1979 Groundbreaking Ceremonies were held at a 24 acre site in North Lowndes County that would become the Lake Laurie Youth Sports Complex. Two additional facilities were added in Brooks County in 2003 to expand the outreach of our community even further.

The Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta has recently completed their newly renovated Don F. Reames Teen Center at the former Toombs Street location and new David S. Waller Unit on West North Street. This campus has over 40,000 square feet in facilities and one city block devoted to kids in downtown Valdosta. The community coalesced to raise over $11-million to expand services to the children who need us the most. The Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta's 70 years of impact has once again reached a new level of service with a multi-faceted approach to reaching kids.

Name

Group 3

Name

Group 4

90Works

Group 5

90Works was originally founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit corporation in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida. The organization's primary purpose was to provide services and education for abused and neglected children and their families in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties. Formerly known as Families Count, the organization rebranded as 90Works in 2014 to focus on their 90-day self-sufficiency model. Keeping the welfare of children and families at its core, 90Works pioneered a self-sufficiency model to address the underlying causes of abuse and neglect.

The organization is comprised of 6 major service programs aimed at meeting the needs of in crisis and vulnerable populations throughout Northwest Florida. The programs provided are Emergency Shelter Grant, Family Support Team, Healthy Families, Marketplace Navigator, Panhandle Warrior Project and Supportive Services for Veteran Families. 90Works currently employs a team of 70 Social Workers, Nurses and other Business Professionals dedicated to making a social impact.

2019 Community Service Sponsors