University of La Verne Associate Professor of Management and Enactus Advisor Issam Ghazzawi coordinated the effort between Lowe’s and Enactus to purchase more than $2,000 worth of plants, water features, potting soil and other gardening essentials. Enactus, formerly known as SIFE, stands for Entrepreneurial Action Us and is a way for students to get more involved with the local community.
La Verne students, Lowe’s crew members and members of the LeRoy Haynes Center partnered together to install three gardens on the center’s campus. LeRoy Haynes serves more than 450 boys and girls, and their families with its non-public school, residential treatment program, mental health services and community outreach.
Enactus members worked with the children who helped install the gardens to teach them how to care for the plants. City of La Verne officials, including Mayor Don Kendrick, Lowes representatives, Ghazzawi, Enactus members and LeRoy Haynes staff met Monday, March 11 to learn more about the project and take a tour of the gardens.