Planting the Seeds of Change

Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.

Planting the Seeds of Change

The team is working and organizing on behalf of the Gifts’ Men’s Shelter to realize the organization’s vision for the exterior grounds of its new facility. In addition to decorative landscaping around the front and sides of the building, they are installing an aesthetically pleasing and utilitarian outdoor area where Gifts’ guests can garden, socialize, and engage in healthy recreational activities.

Team details

Team name

Planting the Seeds of Change

Year completed

Team members & employers

Holly Bultman, Mercy Health System
Joel Chappelle, Nowlan & Mouat LLP
Theresa Gunderson, Blackhawk Community Credit Union
Sally Pope, Monroe Elementary School
Darnisha Wisdom, City of Janesville
Gene Wright, Town of Beloit Fire Department