Ascension Leadership Academy volunteers jumpstart further development for 51-acre Master Planned Community
AUSTIN, TX – 39 adults, ranging from 19 to 63 years of age, put together a fundraising campaign to support a local non-profit organization, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a 501c3 non-profit, the visionary organization that created Community First! Village, 51-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing, and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. The community currently serves 250 formerly homeless neighbors, and their next phases will provide homes for more than 1,400 additional people. Having only come together one month prior to coordinate and implement the fundraiser, the second leadership class of Ascension Leadership Academy (ALA) set out to raise $177,757. Within 26 days, the leadership participants raised over $184,012. Along with supporting Mobile Loaves & Fishes in fundraising, volunteers collected an indoor foosball table and table tennis table, a pool stick holder wall mount, an oil painting, and held a fundraising event.
The Ascension Leadership Academy Community Service Project Co-Captain, Bridget Guess, said “Through our leadership program we learned that we are capable of much bigger results as a team and enroll the support of others. We are drawn to support Community First! Village because we believe in the power of community and the human spirit. The residents are thriving because their community empowers them beyond just surviving. We are so grateful for the opportunity to support them.”
“We are so grateful to Ascension Leadership Academy for achieving such extraordinary results for a life-changing cause,” said Ana-Cristina Gonzalez, Chief Goodness Officer of Mobile Loaves & Fishes. “The classes of Ascension Leadership Academy are passionate leaders dedicated to making a huge impact in the community, and we celebrate their significant fundraising accomplishment—one that will have an enduring impact in the lives of our city’s most vulnerable neighbors.”
About Ascension Leadership Academy
Ascension Leadership Academy (ALA) is an emotional intelligence leadership academy that allows you to interact and release yourself from your own mental cages and emotional trappings. Our graduates are leaders of movements, entrepreneurs, managers, and people with audacious dreams. We work to instill responsible leadership and inspire intentional action. Ascension Leadership Academy is crafted for people committed to elevating their lives, families, communities, and the world.