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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. (

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

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

Education Foundation of Sarasota County

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 DayS

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

8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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