Leadership Asheville Day of Caring 9/12/2013

On September 12, 2013 Leadership Asheville graduates signed up with the United Way of Asheville-Buncombe County to participate in this year’s Day of Caring from 9 a.m. until Noon. The LA Family, organized by Curtis Burge of Covestar Investment Realty Advisors, helped clean the bike lanes in the River District! Leadership Asheville was proud to do its part to keep Asheville green and clean.


Project Description

Bike Lane cleanup involves debris, litter, garbage pickup and sweep of the Riverside Drive and Lyman Street bike lanes which are maintained throughout the year by the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (BRBC).

Sarah Benoit of LA 31 attended and had an incredibly enjoyable morning in the sun wandering the river district talking ot other LA graduates. Susan and Sandy were also in attendance!


LA31 Completes Community Service Projects


In the spring of 2013 the 31st class of Leadership Asheville began a series of community service projects to highlight the importance of addressing healthcare, childcare, transportation, and housing problems in the Asheville area in order to strengthen the overall economic health of the region. This year’s project began with a discussion of living wage and included research on a variety of issues that affect all members of the community, but create major financial problems for lower and middle class citizens. It was decided that community work with the largest impact would center around supporting the efforts of organizations currently working to build and improve housing, transportation, childcare, and healthcare services available in Buncombe County.

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Leadership Asheville 31 Launches Community Service Projects


LA31 Service Projects Asheville, North Carolina — In October 2012, the Leadership Asheville 31 Class began community research to learn more about living wages and how to improve the financial security of low-income earners. Class members concluded that many workers in Asheville and Buncombe County face the challenge of low wages along with other economic issues. LA 31 has chosen to form teams focused on the four most important issues currently facing low income and middle class workers in the WNC region: housing, childcare, wellness, and transportation. Community service projects have been designed by the LA 31 teams to highlight these issues and collaborations have been formed with Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO), Pisgah View Center, YMCA, and the 3-2-1-Almost None campaign.

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