LaGrange Housing Authority Holds Leadership Academy Graduation

LaGrange, Ga. August 18, 2017 – The LaGrange Housing Authority is pleased to announce the graduation of the Summer 2017 Leadership Academy participants.

The group of nine La-Grange Housing Authority residents participated in a 12-week training program covering topics like Job Readiness, Social Relationships, Effective Communications, Mental Health, Etiquette skills, Darkness to Light: Child Sexual Abuse Awareness, Basic Computer Literacy, CPR and First Aid, Spiritual Wellbeing, and Budgeting.

The Leadership Academy was developed as a way to prepare LHA residents to enter the workforce.

The 12-week session is composed of training’s that focus on skills that residents will need to gain employment to earn a living wage.

Some of the goals set by participants were to return to school to pursue a degree in the field of their choice, find gainful employment, and create a better lifestyle for their families.

The graduation ceremony was held Friday, August 11th at the Benjamin Harvey Hill Community Building.

Picture attached: Participants include from left to right Tammy Barrett, Gena Burnham, Lisa Cato, LaKisha Hudson, Angela McFarland, Zamia Morris, and Emma Walker. Not pictured LaCelta Freeman and Linda Polke.

Also show: Chad Cooper, West Georgia Star Director of Operations/La-Grange Housing Authority and Jocies Edmondson, LaGrange Housing Authority Transportation Coordinator.

Contact: Chad Cooper, West Georgia Star Director of Operations/La-Grange Housing Authority, ccooper @westgeorgiastar. org or (706) 8845032.

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