The Leadership Oakland XXVI Cornerstone class announces Micah 6 Community, a local non-profit in Pontiac, as the recipient of their ‘Day of Service’ class project. They will build a greenhouse on property owned by Micah 6; perform various clean up projects in the neighborhood; plant trees and other vegetation and host a community BBQ. Class members appreciate the fact that this Day of Service will help boost the revitalization work Micah 6 Community has been doing in the northwest area of Pontiac.
Micah 6 started with Cole Yoakum and Dylan Pyeatt. In 2011, Cole and Dylan purchased a home and settled in Pontiac. They brought out a soccer ball and started playing in a park across the street from their house. It did not take long for neighborhood kids to play the game with them. Friendships were born and relationships established with the neighbors. They began working together to clean up their neighborhood and improve the quality of life. Today, Micah 6 Community manages 1.5 acres of community garden and green space. They renovated a nearby building and in 2014 opened the Sprout Fresh Food Store. Here residents can purchase the locally grown fresh produce at below market value all year long.
About Leadership Oakland
Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. Leadership Oakland is a member of The Community Leadership Association. The organization provides a nine-month community leadership Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. The organization continues to provide educational and networking opportunities to alumni after graduation from the Cornerstone Program. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.
About the ‘Day of Service’
The ‘Day of Service’ will be Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:00am – 4:00pm, in Pontiac, Michigan. For more information, including how to contribute and participate in various Sponsorship Opportunities, go to: http://www.leadershipoakland.com/day-of-service/.
About Micah 6
Learn about the great things that the Micah 6 Community is doing:
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