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May 24, 2013St. Joseph, MO |  By: Benson

Step Up To Leadership

Graduates from the Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living's...

Step Up To Leadership program are heading out into their communities to hopefully make a positive impact. St. Joseph Mayor Bill Faulkner shared some thoughts with this year’s graduating class of 10 during the ceremony followed by a speech from each class member. According to MERIL Chief Brand Officer Deb Powers, The Step Up To Leadership program aims to give people the tools to work for non-profits and other community projects.

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The 12-week-course was taught by Community Action Partnership's Lynette Saxton, Meril's Deb Powers and Ellen Hamilton. The 2014 class will start next February.