2013 Leaders Engaged in Achieving Development (LEAD) Fellows
The Partnership for Prince George’s County (PPGC) is pleased to recognize the graduates of LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Achieving Development) Class of 2013, and to introduce them to other stakeholders committed to the important work of strengthening communities and the nonprofit sector.
LEAD is a part of the PPGC’s innovative, research-based model that addresses the core capacities of nonprofit effectiveness. LEAD seeks to build the leadership capacity of nonprofit executives to enable organizations to achieve greater performance and make positive and lasting changes in the County.
LEAD participants began their engagement with an in-depth organizational assessment and a rigorous selection process. Participants also make a commitment to a yearlong program including a two-day retreat, executive coaching, monthly leadership development and peer-sharing opportunities, technical assistance, training in nonprofit management, and meetings with key thought leaders in the region that total over 80 hours of training.
The LEAD participants commemorated the completion of their yearlong program with a celebration at the Gateway Arts Center/Brentwood Arts Exchange on Thursday, August 15th. The program began with a reception and performance by the local jazz band, TRIBE, Inc, and was highlighted by a presentation of each LEAD Fellow and remarks from the LEAD Class of 2013.
This year’s LEAD fellows are:
- Lorna Green, Executive Director, Cultural Academy for Excellence
- Olga Johnson, Executive Director, The Empowerment Institute
- Arethia Toni Lewis, Executive Director, The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education
- Robert Malone, Founder, Mentoring to Manhood
- Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, CEO, ECO City Farms
- Rosemary Pezzuto, CEO, Camp Fire – Patuxent Area Council
- Evelyn Kim Rhim, Executive Director, The Training Source
- Andrea Syphax, Executive Director, Renaissance Treatment Center
- Cynthia Terry, President, SHABACH! Ministries
The nine organizations represented by this year’s LEAD fellows now join a growing list of nonprofits that have benefited from the PPGC. More than 40 organizations have received grants and over 500 nonprofit organizations have participated in the PPGC’s management assistance workshops, utilized our self-assessment tool, and joined in peer learning opportunities.
The PPGC is an important capacity building resource in the county. The goal of the PPGC is to establish a network of sustainable organizations working collaboratively with public and private partners to make a measurable difference in the lives of families and communities in Prince George’s County. While much has been accomplished, much more remains to be done to ensure that residents have access to vital community programs and that essential services help improve the lives of our most vulnerable residents. Your support of The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County helps us achieve these two critical goals. Become a partner in our efforts and in the process make a difference in the lives of children and families in Prince George’s County.
The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County is an affiliate of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region