Leadership Eastside’s (LE) Class of 2010 recently shared its Community Project Presentations at the Redmond campus of Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC).
LE classmates and alumni are business people and volunteers from Bothell, Kenmore and other Eastside communities, united in their enthusiasm to get connected, gain leadership skills and make a difference.
A Workforce Housing presentation featured Nancy Corning, representing University of Washington, Bothell; Kenmore’s Stacy Liedle of Centex Homes; and other LE participants. They described how organizations such as ARCH (A Regional Coalition for Housing) and Habitat for Humanity help low-income families achieve the dream of home ownership and combat NIMBY (“Not In My Backyard!”) prejudice from more affluent residents.
An Urban Farmers presentation praised individuals and organizations bringing donations of fresh produce from private yards and community gardens to food banks. That project team included Bothell’s Chris Bailey, representing Premera, and others.
To learn more about Leadership Eastside, visit www.leadershipeastside.com.