New Leaders Launched to Serve Nonprofit Community

2012 Blueprint for Leadership Graduation Ceremony

by HOJ Communications Intern,
Alison Weisman

The 2012 Blueprint for Leadership cohort of 25 will join the 850 alumni as qualified leaders in our community to go out and make a difference in Jacksonville. As they look to the future of volunteering, let’s take a moment to look back and reflect on their journey together.

When choosing a community service project, the 2012 Blueprint for Leadership cohort decided they were most interested in improving the service areas of education, children, and health and wellness.

Cari Holland and Carole Ann Steiger tackle the giant pile of mulch!

Focusing on these passions, they discovered the Episcopal Children’s Services’ Belmont Head Start Center was the perfect organization for their cohort project. The 2012 class worked tirelessly at improving the center through installing storage systems in the classrooms, an irrigation system and sustainable gardens outside that can be used for wellness education.

The kids at the center had fun helping to plant their garden.

The cohort had an astounding financial impact of $28,621.07 on the Belmont Head Start Center.

HandsOn Jacksonville is proud of our new graduates and is excited to see what they have planned for our community in the future!

Blueprint for Leadership Board Internship Assignments went to:

Natalie Beyer: Malivai Washington

Jessica Fowler: Greenscape

Carol Gilham: Children’s Home Society

Tori Hahn: Pace Center for Girls

Ben Hippeli: Girls Inc.

Cari Holland: Daniel

Pierre Kellum: HandsOn Jacksonville

Erica Lewandowski: The Bridge of NE FL

Lisa McIntosh: Hubbard House

Michael Orr: Clara White Mission

Amanda Patch: JCCI

Barbara Scott: Presbyterian Social Ministries

Carole Ann Steiger: Community Hospice of NE FL

Handson Jacksonville is now accepting applications for the 2013 Blueprint for Leadership cohort.  To learn more, visit


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One Response to New Leaders Launched to Serve Nonprofit Community

  1. Megan Kelley says:

    Congratulations! Great job guys!

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