FEBRUARY 18, 2016 I St. Petersburg, FL – The Leadership St. Pete® (LSP) Class of 2016 has selected ALPHA House of Pinellas County, Inc. as the beneficiary of this year’s class project. As one of the oldest leadership programs in America and a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® and its 501(c)(3) Foundation, LSP is responsible for making a difference in the community by working with a local nonprofit organization to further its goals. The project generally takes the form of a physical facility improvement for the beneficiary organization. Class members provide planning, fundraising and physical labor to execute the project.
“Our LSP classes work hard each year to demonstrate their care, concern and interest in our city. The class projects make a difference to those being served and demonstrates the intense passion our leaders have for making St. Petersburg shine,” said Chris Steinocher, President and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pinellas County’s only residential maternity program, ALPHA House provides housing and supportive services to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. The LSP Class of 2016 agreed this cause strengthens the St. Petersburg community by providing a safe environment for the mothers and children to thrive during these most fragile moments of their lives. Since 1979, ALPHA serves more than 3,000 women, teens and infants annually in their residential and outreach program. Approximately 90 percent of those who have gone through the ALPHA House program made a successful transition into permanent housing and independent living.