On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the thirty-two Lefcoe 2016 class participants will, at the end of their workdays, file into the Partnership’s briefing room at 6:30pm to begin a new adventure, and to work toward earning their place as Lefcoe alum. They will forge new friendships as they work together to learn not only about the power of relationships and group dynamics, but also how the development, non-profit and government communities work. Trips to Portsmouth Schools’ STARBASE, plus the General Assembly and Supreme Court of Virginia are on tap, and a tilt toward the “beauty of business,” entrepreneurship and business incubation will be in evidence this year. As always, a hands-on project of the class’s own design must be completed. Previous classes have targeted Hoffler Creek, the Ida Barbour Early Learning Center, Hope House,
the Elizabeth River, Tidewater Youth Services, the Charles Peete Little League field, Safety Town, and the Portsmouth Community Colored Library Museum for their attention. What project will they choose this year? Stay tuned . . .