Ministry in Training: Kenya Connection Kids

Kenya Connection Kids started as a ministry of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church in Acworth in 2007.  Focusing on Chuka, Kenya they provide a children’s home for 37 kids, and also support 150 local children by providing food, clothing, and education fees. This is an all-volunteer run nonprofit.  Two board members, Denise Benson and Michelle Marshall are attending LEAD. “We have …

Having an Impact in Costa Rica: Saving Hearts Together

Saving Hearts Together is a program serving children ages 8-18 removed from the sex trade in Costa Rica.  They provide safe lodging, specially trained staff and caregivers, innovative therapy, and life skill developments on site in Costa Rica. It was founded by Maria Feverjary in 2017. They have completed a two-year pilot program, serving thirty-one girls.  In the program they developed …

Join us for Lunch and Learns

Join the LEAD Institute and other nonprofit leaders for our Fall Lunch and Learn Series!  Dates and topics include: August 29 – Instagram Essentials for Nonprofits, presented by Christina Edwards of Splendid Consulting (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-lunch-and-learn-series-instagram-essentials-for-nonprofits-tickets-65044771663) September 26 – Turning Vision into Reality through Strategic Execution, presented by Jared Simmons of Outlast Consulting (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-lunch-and-learn-series-strategic-execution-tickets-65048342343) October 24 – Praying for Change: Developing a …

Ministry in Training: Judy House

Judy House provides housing resources, and health and relational hope for those in need, with a focus on homeless men in Gwinnett, most of who’ve been in the correctional system. Paul Epperson and Dan Capobianco started Judy House in 2013 with their first home, and have added a second house since then. Paul believes “Our goal is to not just …

Class 22 Graduates

Congratulations to our newest LEAD graduates. Final graduation presentations were made by Matt McGee, Feed My Lambs, Maria Fejervary, Saving Hearts Together, Kavian Baker, Sisters for Society, and Liz Head, The LEAD Institute. Each has completed our ten month training program for nonprofit leaders. Thanks to our panel for their great work providing customer feedback. Cathy Hall from The Betty …

Class 22 Practices for Graduation

Thanks to our panel of presentation experts who joined us last Friday as our class prepares it’s graduation presentations. On Jun 11 they will be making a presentation to a panel of foundation and church representatives. Angela Naphin, Angie Wessner, Jenny Cater, Jill Hardy and Shelli Keagle all took time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise with …

Greg Creech Shares His Expertise and Humor…

Thank you to Greg Creech for leading a session on Microsoft Office on Friday April 6. Greg combines humor and expertise to share tips and productivity enhancements. For more information on Greg, check out http://www.gregcreech.com/

Ministry in Training: Sisters for Society

Sisters for Society was created to provide a lifeline of support to families in need, giving a hand in difficult times to prevent homelessness and encourage personal growth. In addition to food, they also offer financial training to help families better manage their resources. Their service area is Fayette and Coweta County. Sisters for Society serves 30-40 families in a …

Meet Liz Head, our new Deputy Director

I wanted to share the news that Liz Head has joined the LEAD staff as my Deputy Director.  Liz comes to us with a great background. She has been involved with LEAD for more than five years and has been a coach with three of our nonprofits. In addition, she serves as a board member of Presencia, one of the …

2019 LEAD Impact Awards Breakfast

For all of you who made it to the second annual LEAD Impact Breakfast, thank you for joining us!  We hope that you enjoyed the morning, met some new and interesting people and were inspired by the work of the LEAD Institute and our nonprofit graduates. For those who couldn’t join us this year, we’re sorry to have missed you. …