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
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
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
(PHOTO FROM CAROLINA PANORAMA) The Lakeview School historical marker dedication and unveiling ceremony was held on Friday (Dec. 11) at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC). The ceremony was held on the front lawn of the BLEC at 1218 Batchelor Street, West Columbia, S.C. READ MORE HERE.