Lead

ABOUT THE BOARD

SoWe Lead is a 25-person advisory board made up of residents of Southwest Lancaster as well as community and organizational stakeholders. The board advises Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership, who is the lead agency for the SoWe initiative on the implementation of the Southwest Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. SoWe Lead are your neighbors, family, and friends in SoWe.

A SoWe Lead member chairs each of the seven SoWe Committees; Housing(SoWe Live), Economic Opportunity(SoWe Work), Parks and Public Realm(SoWe Play), Neighborhood Connections(SoWe Connect), Education(SoWe Teach), Public Safety(SoWe Protect), and Communications(SoWe Communicate). Committees are made up of residents, stakeholders, partners, and individuals with expertise in a relevant field. Interested in learning more or joining a committee contact Jake Thorsen at jthorsen@lhop.org or (717)455-3626.

The SoWe Collaborative is a formal partnership between Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) as the lead agency, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, Brightside Opportunities Center, Lancaster City Alliance, Lancaster Equity CDC, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, and Lancaster Safety Coalition. These organizations work to improve services and provide programs to the residents of Southwest Lancaster.

The board meets the 4th Monday of every month at St. Joseph Church, 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.