11th Annual Emerging Leaders Cocktail
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Austin, TX, TX
Join Eastside Community Connection (ECC) for the 11th Annual Emerging Leaders Cocktail.
The Emerging Leaders Cocktail connects community leaders and young professionals, while raising much needed funds to support ECC's programs.
Proceeds will help ECC continue to provide basic needs assistance to low-income Austinites, including food security, employment assistance and adult education. Your generous support will make a huge difference in the lives of Austin’s most vulnerable residents.
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Eastside Community Connection
Eastside Community Connection (ECC) is dedicated to addressing the needs of our community, while training the next generation of civic leaders. Since 2002, ECC has partnered with area college students and community volunteers to serve over 142,000 central Texans. As ECC enters its second decade, we continue to search for more effective ways to address the evolving needs of our community.
Food Pantry. ECC provides basic needs assistance to the most vulnerable residents of the East Austin community through our food pantry. In 2012, ECC began partnering with local organic farms to offer our clients a wider variety of fresh vegetables. The Nutrition and Health Education Program provides the tools and knowledge necessary to help our clients make sensible food choices and develop long-term healthy eating habits. Clients with diet related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol are taught to more effectively manage their conditions through proper nutrition.
Adult Advancement and Education. ECC’s adult education classes are designed to give our clients an opportunity to create a better life for themselves and their families. In addition to our numerous seminars, computer literacy and English as a Second Language courses, ECC has launched a Job Assistance Program, designed to help unemployed and under-employed Central Texans obtain employment opportunities.
Eastside Community Connection Philanthropy and Leadership Institute. ECC’s greatest assets are the interns who, through direct service to the community, form the foundation of ECC’s success. These young leaders engage in intensive training and gain hands-on experience in nonprofit administration. ECC’s interns are involved in every aspect of the center’s day-to-day operations including: client management, program development, public relations, accounting, human resources, and governance. More than 2,500 students have contributed over 50,000 hours of service to the community while managing our programs.