“Let’s spark the brain that can spark our community.” D. Dontae Laston, adapting the words of the late Tupac Shakur, ignited a crowd of MCLP supporters at its annual graduation celebration on Saturday.
You can often find this year’s MCLP Community Service Award recipient pedaling a bicycle around low-income neighborhoods, laden with an overflowing book box. That determined and personal effort exemplifies Karen Schmidt, who has helped initiate and maintain numerous community projects. This includes the Book Bike Program that brings free books into the homes of local
Using her professional skills to pass on the MCLP experience is a gift from this year’s MCLP Alumni Award recipient, Gina Defa. Gina is Manager of Agency Business Consulting at COUNTRY Financial, where she previously served as a Senior Agency Training Instructor and Agency Manager. Her background in training delivery gave her valuable skills to assist
The MCLP journey as a whole cannot be described in one word or even one sentence. MCLP has awakened, and even rekindled, hope.