Brookland – Lakeview Empowerment Center

Dominion Energy crews install new scoreboard at historic Brookland-Lakeview football field

(From Dominion Energy) Dominion Energy crews have installed a new scoreboard at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC) in West Columbia at no cost to the nonprofit – the latest update for the 62-year-old historic high school football field. BLEC leaders thanked the company for its support of the facility by placing a Dominion Energy logo […]

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U.S. Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to be in West Columbia, Sunday, for Meet and Greet

There will be a Columbia Meet and Greet, with a Headquarters Grand Opening with U.S. Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. It’s from 10 a.m. until noon Sunday, Sept. 10, at Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center, 1218 Batchelor St., West Columbia.Limited Space. R.S.V.P. required: https://www.kennedysc.org/columbia

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Produce to be distributed for individuals and families in need Friday at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center

Twenty pound boxes of fresh produce will be distributed for individuals and families in need from 9 am until 2 pm on Friday (July 7) at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center. The distribution will take place in back of Brogan Hall near the Athletic Field) at 1218 Batchelor St. West Columbia. For more information contact Rev. […]

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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on house near Turner Memorial AME Church in West Columbia

Sponsors of a Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity home near Turner Memorial AME Church in West Columbia broke ground on a new house for Janzenia, Wednesday. The house will be built at 1113 Monticello St. in West Columbia. It’s near Turner Memorial AME Church and the Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center. Turner Memorial AME Church […]

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Lakeview School alumni share their school experiences with Brookland-Cayce students as part of Black History Month

A panel featuring alumni from the former Lakeview School, today the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center, visited Brookland-Cayce High School this week to share their school experiences as part of Black History Month.  Among those on the panel were Will Hutto, president of the Greater Lakeview Alumni Association; Bennie Sulton, chair of the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center Board […]

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West Columbia is the New Home of Columbia Children’s Theatre at Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center

The City of West Columbia is excited to announce the move of Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) to West Columbia at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC). Made possible by a public-private partnership with the City of West Columbia and Columbia Children’s Theatre, the move will be effective February 1, 2023, with CCT’s after-school classes, summer camps, […]

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Back-to-School Celebration at Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center, Saturday

There will be a Back-to-School Celebration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday (Aug. 14.) at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center, 1218 Batchelor St, West Columbia. There will be free school supplies, free haircuts, free food and more. It’s hosted by the Young CEOs and Leaders of Tomorrow. Contact Mrs. Norma Brown at [email protected]

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Stop The Violence/Save Our Legacy Parade and Community Fair is Saturday – with Kid activities

There will be a Stop The Violence/Save Our Legacy Parade and Community Fair Saturday (July 17) in West Columbia. The parade starts at 9 a.m. near Brookland Baptist Church, at 949 Sunset Blvd. The Community Fair will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Brookland- Lakeview Empowerment Center, 1218 Batchelor St. It is a FREE event […]

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