Engage Forward

Community engagement is a guiding principle of Leadership Palm Beach County. 

LPBC-EF-logo-F_1.jpgEngage Forward, formerly called Civic Engagement Projects, empowers class members from the Engage program to take active roles in the community through this partnership with local nonprofit agencies. Engage Forward connects your nonprofit organization with this year’s Engage Program class members to actively collaborate on finding solutions to issues facing your organization or the community you serve. Your organization (and those you serve) will be the beneficiary of this infusion of manpower, creativity, connections, and effort. These projects will be highlighted in communications and events to our alumni throughout the year. The impact of these class projects has historically been significant and of lasting benefit to the participating organizations.

Special thank you to James Garvin (’18) and Josh Hirsch (’17) for all your hard work on this rebranding.

Thank you, Audra Grigaliunas ('18) of Matyk Media, for creating the launch video, and to the countless alumni who stepped up to be a part of it.

The rfp process for 2019-20 is now closed. The rfp for 2020-21 will be available in the summer of 2020. 



Take Stock in Children 

The class will help the organization refine and create best practices for mentor recruitment, retainment, and recognition. 


Path to College

The class will help create a program to place their low-income, high-achieving students in internships with local business partners.


Habitat for Humanity 

After a fire destroyed the organization's furniture thrift store, "ReStore," they needed help. The class will help to redesign the store, plan a marketing campaign and grand opening celebration. 


Els for Autism

With adult clients capable of working in our community, the class will help kickstart an employment recruitment program to place them with jobs.


Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary 

One of the county’s largest no kill animal shelters needs help building community and awareness, so the class will create a 5K run. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
The waitlist and demand for mentors at an all-time high, yet there is a lack of willing mentors. The class created a “Big for a Day” program to pair volunteers with kids for one day of interactive mentorship experiences. 


Families First of Palm Beach County
Many relatives are being forced back into parenting their loved ones children, due to incarceration or personal struggles. The class created a “Kin Support Kit” to empower these second time parents with the knowledge of resources available to help them.   


Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches
The elderly population MOWPB services is often neglected, isolated and food insecure. The class helped bring awareness to this organization and the seniors that they help through a marketing initiative.   


Opportunity Early Childhood Education & Family Center
The LPBC class of 2004 planted a community garden for this organization and their students. With a move to a new facility, the class of 2019 created a new garden to continue the legacy of healthy eating and healthy minds. 


Unicorn Children’s Foundation
This organization helps to give mentally disadvantaged children the real world skills needed to feel empowered and contribute to society. The class chose to help commemorate the work this organization has done over the past 25 years of their existence.