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Categories: News
Accepting Applications for LPBC Engage Class of 2019

The Leadership Excellence Award recognizes exceptional Leadership Palm Beach County graduates who engage to make a difference and improve our communities.
Categories: News

A Message from the President

Date: January 31, 2018
Categories: Newsletter

The Board of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has unanimously approved the creation of a “Downtown Clean Team” in partnership with social impact agency The Lord’s Place.
Categories: Community News
West Palm Beach DDA Creates

Fifty Palm Beach County Professionals Will Participate in Intensive Leadership Program
Leadership Palm Beach County Accepting Participants for Focus Program

Nonprofits First has awarded Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County their inaugural ”Hats Off” Nonprofit of the Year (Large) Award. Amy Brand, Class of 2018, is the Chief Development Officer of Habiatat for Humanity of Palm Beach County.
Categories: News
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Receives Nonprofits First Nonprofit of the Year (Large) Award

Baubles and Baskets 2017

Date: October 13, 2017
Baubles & Baskets is an annual holiday fundraiser benefitting Center for Child Counseling's programs that support young children who have experienced abuse, violence, and other traumatic situations no child should have to endure. We are currently accepting auction items for our online auction and live basket auction at our Happy Hour event, as well as registration for our Holiday Happy Hour on November 9th at 5:30 PM, at Roxy's Rooftop pub in West Palm Beach! Contact sarah@centerforchildcounseling.org for more information!
Categories: Events
Baubles and Baskets 2017

On October 3rd, 2017 - Center Center for Child Counseling’s CEO, Renée Layman was named Executive of the Year by Nonprofits First at their first annual Nonprofits First "Hats Off" award ceremony, held at the Harriet Himmel Theater in West Palm Beach. A total of 28 CEOs and Executive Directors were nominated, from all across Palm Beach County. This prestigious award honors an executive “whose distinguished achievements have resulted in significant progress toward improving a community issue.” Under Renée's leadership, Center for Child Counseling has provided direct services for over 3,000 children - and trained over 3,500 professionals in the educational, medical, and childcare sectors. Renée Layman is a part of Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone class of XXXVI and graduated from Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2010. Center for Child Counseling was founded in 1999 to provide the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County.
Categories: Community News
Renée Layman Named “Executive of the Year” at the first annual Hats Off Nonprofits Awards presented by Nonprofits First

Palm Tran Assistant Director Charles Frazier is among a select group of individuals nationwide participating in the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Leadership Class of 2018.
Palm Tran Assistant Director Named to National Leadership Group