“ASJ is honored to accept this check to help us further our mission to create social, political and environmental change within the Cedar Rapids community,” said Amara Andrews, vice president of the board for Advocates for Social Justice (ASJ). “We are proud of the work our young nonprofit has achieved so far. This check will help us reach more Cedar Rapidians in need and fight for policy changes that benefit our environment and marginalized communities.”
The LFS class members from businesses and organizations throughout the Cedar Rapids metro raised more than $19,000 this year. In addition to the donation to ASJ, the class also donated and volunteered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace last summer.
The class and volunteers helped build and deliver 50 beds to children in need in June. To further demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the 2021 class is also sponsoring a diversity scholarship for the LFS class of 2023.
Leadership for Five Seasons is a 10-month-long prestigious community leadership program produced by the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance with a focus on developing top talent through a formal leadership curriculum, providing participants with community knowledge, connections and inspiration to make a positive impact on the community. The 32-member class raised its own funds and determined how to use the monies to support the community.