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.

Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center: Preserving History, Empowering Youth and Seniors

Cindye Cotton This story was originally published by the United Way of the Midlands. Housed in a formerly segregated school, Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC) works to preserve Lakeview School’s rich history while educating and empowering seniors and youth through various avenues. The Brookland Center for Community Economic Change (BCCEC) acquired BLEC in 2004. And since

BLEC Featured on Central Carolina Community Foundation Blog

Investing for Impact: Midlands Gives Increases Local Nonprofit Capacity For eight years, Midlands Gives has served as a celebration of everyday philanthropy while increasing the capacity of local nonprofit organizations. With registration for the ninth annual Midlands Gives now open until January 7, 2022, we spoke with a few Midlands Gives nonprofit organizations to learn

BLEC Mentees Featured on NAM Website

October 20, 2021 - Columbia, South Carolina, USA: National Association of Manufacturers hosts a visit with the governor of South Carolina Henry McMaster. Photo by Ian Wagreich Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center mentees had a rewarding experience learning about career opportunities  in the manufacturing industry. Some of the mentees were also interviewed by CNN this

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