SEMHAC Hosts Project L.E.A.P. to Increase Awareness On HIV Funding

BTL Staff
By | 2018-08-08T14:27:34+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Michigan, News|

The Southeastern Michigan HIV/AIDS Council is an organization dedicated to bringing community awareness to fighting HIV and AIDS, and this year they plan to go a step further and teach people how to advocate for people living with HIV through Project L.E.A.P.
“Sharpen your knowledge with a unique opportunity offered in Detroit,” wrote event organizers. “Beginning this year, SEMHAC sponsors Project L.E.A.P. (Learning, Empowerment, Advocacy, Participation), the most comprehensive advocacy training program in the nation for people living with HIV. Training hosted by SEMHAC.”
The six week-long program will provide participants with information about who needs HIV-related services, the specific needs of the HIV community in Detroit, how HIV organizations receive funding, who makes decisions regarding funding, where HIV funding originates, how government decisions affect the community and how participants can impact these decisions. The program will begin meeting from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To participate, interested people must fill out an online application that can be found online at semhac.org/leap, or by having the application mailed by calling 313-638-2891 or by emailing ugoodwin@semhac.org.
More information about SEMHAC and Project L.E.A.P. can be found online at http://semhac.org and http://semhac.org/leap. Any questions about the class should be directed to ugoodwin@semhac.org or by calling the SEMHAC office of support at 313-638-2891.

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