On May 18, 2016, Leadership Kenosha’s 17th annual class graduated and the Team Project of the Year was announced. Every year, Leadership Kenosha partners with community-based organizations to provide a community engagement opportunity for Leadership Kenosha participants while supporting and aiding the participating nonprofit organizations. This year’s community partners and their projects included:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine & Kenosha Counties
Leadership Kenosha team members Stephanie Barr, Conrad Christel, Matt Collins, and AnnaLisa Nelson worked to develop a marketing campaign for volunteer recruitment and to increase awareness of the organization.
Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
Leadership Kenosha team members Cassie Christensen, Jerry Gulley, and Juan Torres developed strategies for increasing recruitment, frequency of attendance, participation, retention/renewal, and average daily attendance.
Leadership Kenosha team members Elizabeth Clay, Hannah Keller, Sheri Johnson, and Matt Monroe worked to provide statistics of the organization in a fun, virtual, creative and inspiring way and create better awareness of the impact of Shalom Center.
The Sharing Center
Leadership Kenosha team members Jillian Kirschbaum, Kristie Matteau, Diana Moreland, and Kyle Pollock coordinated efforts with the Eagle Scouts to enhance the Sharing Center’s gardens.
Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR)
Leadership Kenosha team members Justin Kehring, Deni Kraabel, Hansel Lugo, and Leigh Presley worked to provide youth groups in Kenosha County with a resource that outlines community service project ideas which will truly benefit local nonprofit groups, schools, and the Kenosha community.
Leadership Kenosha team members Stephanie Barr, Conrad Christel, Matthew Collins and AnnaLisa Nelson were awarded Team Project of the Year for their work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha Counties.
Since 1998, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension to provide this nine-month leadership program to develop emerging leaders in the community. Applications for the 2016-17 Leadership Kenosha Class are now available at www.leadershipkenosha.com and any questions regarding the program ay be directed to Tedi Winnett, Director of Kenosha County UW-Extension, at (262) 857-1945.