“If you are looking to form life-long friendships with others interested in making a profound difference, there is no better organization than Leadership Hollywood. Through real-world, hand-on experience you will learn the challenges facing our community and how together we can change the world.” – Ben Sorenson
“Attending LH was like the when you finally were able to do multiplication without looking at the multiplication table that used to be printed on the back cover of our school composition books. Understanding how the parts of our community work and the integration of operations that we once saw as separate revealing themselves as part of a larger whole was so enlightening. Very worthwhile experience for anyone planning to call Hollywood home.” – Louis Pelegrino
“I have learned so much about Hollywood and the Government Process. This program is truly beneficial on a personal and professional level. I highly recommend the program.” – Betty Mauro
“My eyes were opened up to new experiences; and I some really nice people in the local business community.” – Horace McLarty
“The Leadership Hollywood program has been such an enriching experience, and it’s only starting. After the first two events, I already feel that the value of the program has exceeded the tuition. The participants, program leaders, guest speakers, and volunteers from prior classes have all been warm, genuine, light-hearted, fun, and they are outstanding examples of responsible, thoughtful and capable leaders in local business, government, and public services. I am very fortunate to have such amazing new best friends.” – Stuart Reed, Esq. of Law & Mediation, LLC
“Leadership Hollywood is the most incredible experience ever! Why?
1. I met and became friends with the coolest and most diverse group of leaders.
2. we got to take field trips like when we were in grade school.
3. I’m continuing to learn more about my role in the community.
4. we raised money for the senior center by organizing a bar hop.
5. got to ride up in the ladder at the fire training facility.
6. Best of all, I’m proud to call the city of Hollywood my home.
7. We get to play games (simsoc you are my hero),
8.design and build Lego city,
9. build and paddle a survival raft,
10. I missed it but hope to make it up next year: film our very own television show courtesy of Miss Soprah, our diva.
11. There’s more but you’ll have to join to see what else is in store for you.” – Shareen Jabarri
“SIMSOC was an incredible program, and this day alone is worth the entire price of the program! I loved the kick-off day for Leadership Hollywood XXXVI. I felt that, thanks to the activities, by the end of that first day I made solid professional contacts and lifetime friends!” – Trisha Price of Rumblesmith
“What a wonderful kick-off to Leadership Hollywood Class 36 following our Chamber’s breakfast event. I felt that I learned so much about my new best friends; who they are and what they do, until SIMSOC! We are a certainly a complex diverse group, stronger and closer as a result of our Simulated Society exercise. No doubt do I have a new group of life-long friends . . . friends that provide the right leadership within our Communities in which we live and work.” – David A. Mercer of BB&T
“Success: to laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Originally quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Requoted by David of NERDSEXPRESS)
“A beginning of a life time experience I would say. Friends that have and will always have an impact in my life. Everyone of us came with the thought in mind Community first and how we can be effective.” – Elsie ST. Ange of Memorial Healthcare System