COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – LEADERSHIP MODESTO
Leadership Modesto class of 2015-2016 graduated in June. The evening featured Keynote Speaker, Marian Kaanon and a celebration of a 10 month journey this year’s class had been on together.
Throughout the Leadership Modesto experience, class participants are exposed to various local businesses and community organizations with the purpose of expanding their understanding of our community and connecting with Modesto’s leaders. Each year, the Leadership Modesto experience results in lifelong friendships, personal discovery, and an opportunity to make a difference. In addition to their class days together, each class is responsible for a class project. This year’s class chose to support local nonprofit, Inter-Faith Ministries. In doing so, they renovated the Clothes Closet, using donated supplies and money they raised and contributed themselves. They did an outstanding job. The Clothes Closet looks fantastic. Not only is it more functional and welcoming to the families it services, but the class was also able to donate monies not used for the renovation in the amount of $1,750.00.
We continue to be very proud of our Leadership Modesto graduates. This program provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet, make a difference, exchange ideas, as well as gain a deeper understanding of current local and regional issues. This graduating class now joins a group of alumni spanning over 30 years of the Leadership Modesto Program. We know they will go on to continue to do great things.
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