Hometown Habitat News

Leesburg students and NAACP work together to beautify, restore building

leesburg high school youth construction academy students 2023

LEESBURG, Fla. — Students and volunteers helped spruce up a building in Lake County this week.

Leesburg High School Construction Academy students worked on a community service beautification project with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The project restored the Tri-City NAACP in Leesburg, which was built in 1978.

Students and volunteers pressure-washed the building, sidewalks, and entry signs.

They wrapped the iron porch columns with wood, put crack filler on the walls, and framed out a stone marker embedded in one of the exterior walls.

Teams added a touch of color by painting the building with blue and yellow, the NAACP logo’s color.

Many of the students participating in the project hope to be part of next year’s Habitat team, which partners with Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter to build a house for a local family.