Community Playmaker: Letitia Hanke
The Lime Foundation
Letitia started a non-profit called the Lime Foundation that is focuses on three areas: Trades Education, Elderly Support, and Music. NextGen Trades Academy trains and educates disadvantaged youth from ages 16-24 in the construction trades to help them get into a career of construction. Senior Nutrition and Activities Program is a class that educates seniors to eat healthy and exercise by cooking healthy meals and participating in chair yoga. Turner Arts Initiative (TAI) is geared towards troubled youth to channel their energy into music and performing arts, with the goal to reduce teen pregnancy, drug use, and suicides.
Additionally, the Lime Foundation has worked with New York Life to deliver 1,000 coats to needy kids in the North Bay during an event called “A Night of 1,000 Coats”. She has also worked tirelessly in supporting victims of the North Bay Fires.