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How to Feed the Hungry? Do More “Gleaning”

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: May 20, 2015
Have you ever heard of “gleaning?” -- allowing people to pick fresh food left over after the initial harvest is completed? Most of us know little about this concept. Last year, that included Owen O’Neill (Class of 2014) and his Leadership Engage classmates who took it on as a civic engagement project.
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BDO Managing Partner: Becoming Active in Community Is Key to Leadership Success

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: April 27, 2015
We asked Morry Gottlieb to describe the key influencers in his leadership development and how he helps to create great ideas in his company. One of the ways he grew as a leader: coaching Little League.
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“Caps & Cribs” Helps Teen Mothers Succeed in Life

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: April 27, 2015
One of last year’s LPBC Civic Engagement Projects addressed the issue of keeping teen mothers in school. “Caps & Cribs” launched as a mentoring program through the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition of Palm Beach County – and it’s already changed the lives of several teen mothers. The program is expanding across Palm Beach County, with the goal of keeping many more teen mothers on a path toward success instead of on a road to poverty.
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2015 LEA Recipient Michele Poole: Passionate Advocate for Children

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: April 25, 2015
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A Refreshed Identity: New Logos and Program Names Capture Our Impact

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: April 25, 2015
We are proud to share our new logo for Leadership Palm Beach County!
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President of The Breakers Palm Beach: Job Creation Key to Solving Problems

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: March 22, 2015
What does Palm Beach County need the most? Competent, compassionate, courageous leaders to lead us to solutions sooner than later, according to Paul Leone, president of The Breakers Palm Beach. We asked Mr. Leone to describe how he developed as a leader and how he built his leadership team at the prominent hotel.
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Leadership Opportunities at New Manatee Education Center

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: March 22, 2015
Just south of the FPL plant in Riviera Beach is a new center that will inspire visitors to preserve and protect Florida’s environment and wildlife -- specifically manatees. The Manatee Education Center will teach visitors about this endangered species and the diverse marine life. Thomas Bean (Class of 2013), FPL’s Director of Public and Community Engagement, explains how the leadership community can promote this unique center.
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More than 600 attendees came out to the “Songwriters in the Round” events last week to enjoy top-notch songwriters from Nashville and support our Youth Leadership Program.
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Youth Leadership Learns About Environment and Why Many of Us Are Uneducated About Recycling

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: February 24, 2015
The Youth Leadership class learned a lot about our community’s garbage and energy issues during its Jan. 29 Environment Day.
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Groundhog Day Job Shadow: Helps Students Pursue Educational and Career Goals

By: Leon Fooksman
Source: Leadership Palm Beach County
Date: February 19, 2015
Every February, Leadership Palm Beach County helps organize Groundhog Day Job Shadow on (that’s right) Groundhog Day!
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