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BLEC Executive Director named as WeGOJA Ambassador

Dr. Cindye Richburg-Cotton, executive director of the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC) has been named a Region Ambassador for the WeGOJA Foundation. The ambassadors will seek community input as WeGOJA develops its Preservation Toolkit for South Carolina. In addition to in-person listening sessions, the WeGOJA Foundation will host virtual sessions on select Thursday evenings beginning in

BLEC Featured on Columbia Urban Broadcast Network

The Columbia Urban Broadcast Network highlighted the community efforts of the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC) and Turner Memorial AME Church in West Columbia, S.C. The community spotlight dives into the impactful We Care 2 Clothing Center, providing professional attire and clothing for small children, addressing a critical need in the area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjz3vH7huqo

Lakeview School alumni share their school experiences with Brookland-Cayce students as part of Black History Month

A panel featuring alumni from the former Lakeview School, today the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center, visited Brookland-Cayce High School this week to share their school experiences as part of Black History Month. Among those on the panel were Will Hutto, president of the Greater Lakeview Alumni Association; Bennie Sulton, chair of the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center Board

“The Love Yourself” campaign to be hosted for South Carolina first responders

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Three South Carolina organizations announced a campaign to promote the health and well-being of first responders. According to a press release, “The Love Yourself” campaign will be launched at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC) & Virtual, at 1218 Batchelor Street. The campaign will be

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