Shine the Light

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.

Shine the Light

To help the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center. Our team recycled cabinetry, food pantries, plates, silverware, towels, alarm clocks, lamps, mirrors, artwork, armoires, sofa sleepers, mini-refrigerators and more, (donated by the Beloit Inn and Hendricks Commercial Properties, now the Ironworks Hotel), and we blessed the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center with it. Volunteer carpenters updated the kitchen with donated cabinetry, along with new counter tops, a sink and a faucet; with a grant from the Stateline Community Foundation. We also brightened up the kitchen, dining room and living room with fresh coat of paint. We were very touched by the compassion of everyone our project touched.

Team details

Team name

Year completed

Team members & employers

Linda Ross, Visit Beloit
Katrina Bell, ANGI Energy Systems
Tracy Bliss, Community Action, Inc.
Shannon Dunphy-Alexander, Mercy Health System
Brittany Strickert, City of Janesville