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Aug
6
Leadership PW

Announcing the Class of 2020

LPW Outreach, Signature Program
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PRESS RELEASE

August 6, 2019

Contact: Andrea Money, Leadership Prince William

Phone: 571-765-7568

Email: andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org

Web: leadershipprincewilliam.org

 

Leadership Prince William Announces Class of 2020

Leadership Prince William is pleased to announce the members of their Signature Program Class of 2020. The class members will kick off their year with an Opening Retreat at Skyland Resort September 19 and 20. From there the class will meet one business day per month through June; viewing Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park through a new lense during each session. Session topics range from History and Government to Health and Human Services, providing a comprehensive look at the community while participants discover more about their own leadership styles and how to better engage those in their sphere of influence.

The members of the Leadership Prince William Signature Program Class of 2020 are:

  • Ryan Allday, Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue
  • Amanda Baity, Semper K9 Assistance Dogs
  • Uma Alexandra Beepat, Lotus Wellness Center
  • Julie Billingsley, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Kaytera Caison, Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Jacqueline Connor, George Mason University
  • Jennifer Coppola. FirstLight Home Care of Woodbridge
  • Bernard Davis, Manassas City Public Schools
  • Erin Flynn, B&W Associates
  • Reginald Garland, Ride-Rite Mobile Oil Change, LLC
  • Lazaro Gonzalez, Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Eveie Green, Genuine Gamechanger Consulting
  • Amanda Hamm, City of Manassas
  • Stuart Jackson, ACTS of Prince William, Inc.
  • Justin Jordan, Novant Health UVA Health System
  • Erika Lytle, Lake Manassas Health & Rehabilitation
  • Kristen Marbury, Manassas Park City Schools
  • Paige Meade, P Meade Consulting
  • Jinnae Monroe, Professionals by Design, LLC
  • Holly Morello, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
  • John Nguyen, NOVEC
  • Tony Overstreet, Prince William County Sheriff’s Office
  • Steve Rakoff, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Tiara Reddick, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Lucrecia Reyes, Lucrecia Designs, LLC
  • John Rodriguez, Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning
  • Jessica Root, House of Mercy
  • Steve Schrank, City of Manassas Department of Public Works
  • Lawrence Schuster, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Donna Shipman, The Arc of Greater Prince William/INSIGHT, Inc.
  • Brian Sipes, Prince William County Service Authority
  • Melanie Trabosh, City of Manassas Department of Social Services
  • Scott Vago, Prince William County Police Department
  • Andrea Van Wambeke, Sweeney Barn
  • Leigh-Anne Vaughn, Avery Hess Realtors
  • Brittany Watson, Prince William County Public Schools
  • Ariel Zelada, BAE Systems

 Sponsors of the Signature Program include: Youth for Tomorrow; Whitlock Wealth Management; Micron Technology, Inc.; Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center; Compton & Duling, LC; Impacto Youth; Prince William Living; and Imagine.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area.  Past graduates of the Leadership Prince William program have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs, serving  Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is to make the community a better place through collaborative leadership. They offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org or call 571-765-7568.

Jul
30
Leadership PW

Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities

LPW Outreach, Summer Youth Academy
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For Immediate Release

July 30, 2019

 

Middle School Students Raise Thousands of Dollars for Local Charities

Manassas, VA— On Friday, July 26 Leadership Prince William held a Commencement Ceremony for the 28 middle school students and 8 counselors (high school students) graduating from their Summer Youth Academy.

During the program, the students learned which of their two teams won the competition and fundraiser known as  Leadership Lemonade. The Red Team pulled in the most money, raising $1,427.85 for Bright Care Center (https://brightcarecenter.org/). The Blue Team came in second having raised $1,064.25 in support of CASA Child Intervention Services (http://casacis.org/).

Representatives from both organizations were presented with checks during the graduation ceremony.

The Red Team presented a check to several of the young women served by Bright Care Center during the Summer Youth Academy commencement ceremony on July 26 at Youth for Tomorrow. Leadership Prince William Board Chair Jacqueline Krick is front left in orange and white.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Blue Team are shown serving lemonade, slushies and treats to raise money for CASA-CIS on July 24. The teams also took online donations from those who couldn’t make it out on event day.

More about this program:

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminated on Wednesday, July 24 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week youth academy.  As part of their experience, the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy participants had opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

 

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Jul
18
Leadership PW

Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for Bright Care Center and CASA

LPW Outreach, Summer Youth Academy
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For Immediate Release

July 19, 2019

 

Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for Bright Care Center and CASA Child Intervention Services

Young Leaders to Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”

 

Manassas, VA— Now through July 25, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser. The Red Team will be raising funds for Bright Care Center (https://brightcarecenter.org/); the Blue Team will be raising funds in support of CASA Child Intervention Services (http://casacis.org/).

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminates on Wednesday, July 24 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week summer camp.  As part of their experience, this week the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from seven Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose the Bright Care Center and CASA.

Throughout the Summer Youth Academy participants have opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and culminating in the planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade.

Those interested in supporting the students’ Leadership Lemonade efforts may give online via https://leadershipprincewilliam.org/leadership-lemonade-support-your-team/. The Leadership Lemonade stand will be set up at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow Virginia on Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Money at 703-853-0323 or andrea@leadershipprincewilliam.org.

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Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at www.LeadershipPrinceWilliam.org.

Jun
3
Leadership PW

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Sean Porter, Class of 2017

LPW Outreach, Signature Program
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Sean Porter, LPW Class of 2017

Owner, Loveless Porter Architects

Sean Porter, Owner, Loveless Porter Architects

 

Tell us a little about your job:

I am an Architect lacking love, hence the name…but not only that, I am an owner, provider of inspiration, and your village architect. We have been in Historic Manassas for years and will be for many more.

 

What’s new since you graduated from LPW? 

Time flies by, I now have a son in college who is turning 21 and one turning 18 this year. Also, we have finally relocated to our new offices, designed by Loveless Porter Architects!

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What is your favorite LPW memory?

The first night at the retreat…I can’t say anything more than that.  But also getting to see my classmates every month to learn and then hang out.

 

How has Leadership Prince William helped you get to where you are today?

In Architecture school, they should have said “if you plan on owning a firm, you should take personnel management classes”, but they did not.  So until I graduated LPW, I was winging it with my employees.  Although not easy, I am trying to apply my quad emergenetics to the management structure.  This allows me to react appropriately to my employee attributes.  Still a work in progress…

 

What does leadership mean to you?

“It may be hard, but not impossible” is a motto I have in my office foyer.  To lead is to make mistakes and grow from them in hard situations.  No person or project is perfect; it is how you lead your team through the difficult situations and arrive at a positive outcome.

 

Any final thoughts?

Our class motto was going to be “It took 10 years to Get it Right” but ultimately “Lead by X-ample” was selected.

“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.”