Mr. Henry Graham has been the Executive Director for LES since its inception. Mr. Graham has overseen all the construction projects LES has undertaken. He has over 35 years of experience in community development, this includes program development and compliance, equal opportunity employment, housing and urban and economic development. He has developed strong relationships with Career Source, the City of Hollywood, the City of Dana Beach, the City of Fort Lauderdale, the School District of Broward County, Broward County Sheriff Department, Broward County Commission, State and Federal Agencies and many other local and national organizations.
Liberia Economic and Social Development, Inc. (LES) is a Community Development Corporation (CDC) and a Community Based Organization (CBO), established in 1981. Since then LES has provided economic opportunities to low-income through training to unemployed, unskilled and underemployed residents. The Corporation has a large mission, to develop and implement a full-service strategy to increase available housing, increase employment, to revitalize and promote the business commercial corridors and improve the general characteristics of the community. LES’s dedication toward fulfilling that mission has been steadfast.
Phase 2 will develop and expand the original goals and objectives of the NPSPP Learning Center. Additional services to include youth and adult job training, K-12 farming/agricultural learning lab experiences with special focus on promoting the protection of the Watershed in South Florida and becoming a water town community in South Florida.
This second phase initiative is not new to Liberia Economic and Social Development Inc. [LES]. This second phase initiative has been the core actions and implementation for LES. Youth and adult training programs offering learning with skills integration and environmental awareness continue to thrive within the mission and vision of LES.
With the use of the property, the program will bring: