The Leadership Somerset Class of 2016 strove to make a lasting impact on family and individual success through facility improvements and programming implementation at the Agape House, located at 122-128 E. Main Street, Somerville, NJ. The facility, composed of 60 beds, works to care for Somerset County’s homeless families and individuals. Necessities such as life skills, employment counseling, 24-hour staff support, clothing, child enrichment, and transportation are available for those in need.
There were four aspects to the Agape Means Love Leadership Somerset Class of 2016 project including:
- upgrades to the house’s kitchen facilities;
- painting and cleaning of the house’s ten family bedroom facilities;
- support for residents through creative and educational programming and events;
- and the creation of a donation forum to foster and encourage enduring community support.
MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP SOMERSET CLASS OF 2016:
Julia Homann, Monique Loh, Nicole Repekta, Vaseem Firdaus, Stella Ayala, Sammi Sherwin, Donna York, Jeanette Ash, Shweta Agrawal, Lynn Hoffman, Angela Knowles, Lisa Weinstock, Carolann DeMatos, Vanessa Cromartie, Lori Tricarico, Robert Kenefic Jr., Ashok Khandelwhal, Russell Barefoot, and Sheridan Balmeo.
ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOMERSET:
Leadership Somerset is a year-long adult community leadership program. An easy way to understand community leadership is to see it as leadership in, for, and by the community. Leadership Somerset’s goal is to create an active network of informed, concerned leaders committed to improving the quality of life in our communities. Every sector of the Somerset County community needs leaders – people who are informed, engaged, connected, and who care about keeping Somerset County a great place to live and work. Leadership Somerset creates this active network of informed, concerned citizens who guide the future of this community.