Community Engagement

New for 2018, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance has formed a committee focused on Community Engagement. This Committee works with our members and local partners to foster relationships and engage business members and their resources with local non-profit and community organizations to fulfill community needs.

If you are interested in helping us give back to the community, we encourage you to get involved and visit our next meeting. Committee details listed below:

Community Engagement Committee
Meeting Time:
1st Wednesday of Every Month, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:
LWRBA Boardroom, 8430 Enterprise Circle, Suite 140, Lakewood Ranch

Time Commitment: 4-6 Hours per Month

Committee Chair: Ryan McIntyre, ME&S General Contractors, Inc. (ryan-mcintyre@mesgc.com)

Volunteer Opportunities
Soar in 4 - Family STEAM Night

The Soar in 4 program is looking for volunteers to assist with their next Family STEAM Night on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30PM. Over 100 families are expected to participate. (Flyer below)

Volunteer activities will include:

  • Participating in literacy focused activities at different learning stations (story telling, block building, etc.)
  • Assisting in the Snack Center (families will have the chance to tie literacy in with cooking – i.e. using letters / ingredients to make a PB&J sandwich!)
  • Greeting and directing participating families to various learning stations
  • Providing assistance with walking families between the three facilities
  • All activities will incorporate literacy prompts and curriculum material students are learning this year.

Volunteer sign up is easy at www.soarin4.org/contact-us/#layers-widget-column-58.


For more information on the Soar in 4 Program, contact:

Dr. Sheila Halpin
Manatee County Public Schools
Title I Specialist
Campaign for Grade Level Reading
941.685.3724
halpins@manateeschools.net



A key focus for the committee’s first year is to support early childhood reading initiatives in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County enhances the potential of students, promotes excellence in teaching and inspires innovation in education, guided by strategic philanthropy.

Volunteer opportunity examples within the interest areas include:

  • College & Career Readiness - Career Chats speaker, Mentoring in Student Success Centers, Reviewing scholarship applications, Hosting a student workshop in a Student Success Center (i.e. interview skills, financial literacy, etc)
  • STEM & Innovation - STEMSmart Summit judge, #SRQHacks Hackathon mentor or judge
  • Teachers/Professional Development - Reading and scoring teacher-submitted grants
  • Special Events - Serving on event committees, Assisting with event-related planning and logistics

Visit their Sign-Up Page to Get Involved Today!


The Alliance Gives Back
LWRBA Volunteer Day

This October, the LWRBA will host an organization-wide Volunteer Day, encouraging Alliance members to give back and volunteer at a member non-profit important to them
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

 

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is a strong community-driven membership organization that focuses on business growth, partnership, opportunities and awareness. Its proud members are a wide variety of large and small business owners and their dedicated employees within the community. All of its valued members are committed to best businesses practices, networking opportunities, training, seminars, education, business connections, economic development and community expansion. Member businesses are located in, or doing business in, the Lakewood Ranch area, near Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Our proud members are dedicated to promoting a vibrant business community and speaking up for business needs in the community. The Alliance also has a strong working relationship with local Chambers of Commerce and is focused on creating awareness for local non-profit organizations.


8430 Enterprise Circle

 Suite 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone: 941-757-1664 
Fax: 941-362-2600 
 
    
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