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A Shining Smile

Blog, Stories of Leadership
Written by: Dillon Muhlenkamp  SLA Summer 2022 Intern Have you ever been struggling to know if what your doing is all worth it? I was recently struggling with this as a county fair board member but for me, all it took was one thing. A Shining Smile For me, one…

Highlights from SLA’s Annual Meeting and Report to the Community

SLA News
Last week we gathered at the Innovation Connector to celebrate SLA’s impact. We learned how Emergence graduates are impacting the community. We heard an inspiring story from a graduate of our Muncie Youth Leadership program and we shared our progress and growth during the 2020-2021 “pandemic years”. Want to Know…

Meet Our Community Inclusion Ambassadors

SLA News
Meet Shafer Leadership Academy’s Community Inclusion Ambassadors, who will work to build relationships across all communities within East Central Indiana. These passionate leaders will travel the region to connect individuals with inclusive leadership development opportunities. Mitch Isaacs, executive director of Shafer Leadership Academy, said the ambassadors are particularly focused on…

‘When you get a seat at the table, use your voice’

Blog, Stories of Leadership
WaTasha Barnes Griffin is leading SLA to invite more diversity to the table When WaTasha Barnes Griffin speaks, you listen. Whether she is addressing a crowd as CEO of the YWCA of Central Indiana or chatting with you at a neighborhood cleanup, Barnes Griffin speaks with intention. You get the…