The Beacon Council Spotlights Member Maria Johnston (LB XXXI)

  THE BEACON COUNCIL SPOTLIGHTS MEMBER MARIA JOHNSTON Maria Johnston (LB XXXI) is Regional Director at AT&T in the External Affairs department. Johnston has held various other positions with the company including Sales and Marketing, Operations, and Customer Service. She started her career in 1981 with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph, in Miami. She holds the technical...

Serenity Room Helps Soothe Troubled Youngsters

Members from Leadership Broward Class XXXI win the "Solutions for Communities" Award for their collaboration with Covenant House on the "Serenity Room" Community Project. The team was lead by Renee Trincanello (Covenant House) and the following LB Class XXXI team members: Jody Ellis, Ana Calderon, Jim Gouveia, Monica Wesolowski and Ken Stiles.

Program provides students with hands-on experiences

Almost 60 high school juniors were given an inside look of many aspects of their community and given practical experience to make their own impact. Through Youth Leadership Broward, the students participated in themed days focusing on government, business, culture, arts, criminal justice, the environment and more. They took field trips to places like the county jail and the Broward...

Plantation's Geronemus Honored for MADD Charity Work

For Heather Geronemus, it was again very satisfying to make an impact in the community and provide dedication and service to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization in South Florida. Geronemus, a Plantation resident, was honored Dec. 13 for her charitable work at the BB&T Center in Sunrise in front of 15,097 people when the Florida Panthers hosted the Washington Capitals. ...

Marty Shuham (SEO 99) - Chamber Hero

Marty Shuham (SEO 99 & the current VP of Governance) has been recognized by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce as their Chamber Hero for April 2012. Click HERE to read the full article!

Making A Difference: CCHS Students Help to Raise Awareness for Orphans in Ghana

Click HERE to read about how YLB XXV graduate Camille Traslavina started the non-profit Orphans of Ghana Outreach and organized Cultural Fest at her school to raise money for the cause.

Local Business Leaders Rally to Save Failing School

A group of local business leaders is on a mission to save Broward County's lowest-performing school. But they're up against a tight timeline: poor performance on this April's standardized test could mean Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Lauderhill will be converted to another use. "There's a sense of urgency to turn this community around," said Jenna Ingraham, a member of...

Free Spirit Scholar

Read about YLB Class XXV graduate and Cooper City H.S. senior Rachel Sharpe talk about being selected to represent Florida in the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference. Click here to read more

Class Action: Leadership Broward Honors Graduates

Leadership Broward Foundation is thrilled to honor six amazing graduates at the 2012 Fun Lunch. Click HERE to read the article!

Broward Society Scene: Volunteer Profile - Nate D. Handley (LB XXXII)

  Managing paralegal and client communications director of a Fort Lauderdale real estate law firm, Nate D. Handley, 33, completed the 30-hour training to be a Guardian ad Litem in 2010. Guardian ad Litems are trained volunteers appointed by the court to protect the rights and advocate for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. When Handley...

App Allows for Real Time Tracking of Sun Trolleys

Leadership Broward Class XXX Community Project continues making news. The Sun Trolley App is one of eight Community Projects selected by LB Class XXX. Since its launch, the app has been downloaded more than 10,000 times and recently won the 2012 Travel Choices Innovative Program Award, sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation. This project was lead by Patricia Zeiler (Sun Trolley,...

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