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Living Leader 2016 Community & Business Directory

These key behaviors have come to life in a Career Opportunities on Location Week whole new way through the district’s bring- each February. The district’s ongoing part- your-own technology program, piloted in the nerships with Concordia University and fall of 2012, which invites students to use hand- Austin Community College allow students held devices for learning. LISD ensures stu- who are 18- to 21-years old and enrolled in dents are physically, mentally and emotionally the LISD Special Education transition pro- equipped for life-long learning through out- gram to gain valuable life skills in age-ap- standing levels of community involvement. propriate environments. Parent volunteers are among the district’s In addition, many local businesses partner most dedicated supporters. In 2013-14, with LISD to provide job training for students more than 13,000 volunteers donated their with special needs. These are just some of time and energy to LISD schools. Two spe- the numerous programs and initiatives that cific volunteer areas, Literacy Partners and are bringing the LISD vision to life. Working the mentor program, pair students with hand-in-hand with students, parents, staff trained adults for one-on-one support. and community partners, LISD is working to The Leander ISD Educational Excellence transform education. Foundation and the Hill Country Education LEANDER METRO RAIL Foundation, two LISD foundations repre- sented by parents, community members Capital Metro is Austin’s regional public and business leaders, provide assistance to transportation provider. The Leander Met- enhance learning opportunities for stu- roRail provides train service between the dents, while many in the business communi- City of Leander and downtown Austin. For ty allow students to try-on careers during a schedule, simply visit www.capmetro.org. TWO HOTELS TO MEET EVERY NEED IN LEANDER & CEDAR PARK * All suite extended stay hotel with fully equipped kitchens * Spacious, comfortable guest rooms * Flat screen televisions with DVD player * Free 24 hour fitness and business centers * 24 hour Candlewood Gym & free laundry facilities * Outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool * 24 hour Candlewood Cupboard * Free high speed wireless internet * Free high speed wireless internet access * Free Express Start hot breakfast buffet * Outdoor Gazebo Grille * Spacious meeting facility 2014 IHG QUALITY EXCELLENCE AWARD PROPERTY Candlewood Suites Cedar Park Holiday Inn Express Cedar Park 1100 Cottonwood Creek Trail 1605 E. Whitestone Blvd. Cedar Park, TX 78613 Cedar Park, TX 78613 Phone (512) 986-4825 Phone (512) 259-8200 www.candlewoodsuites.com/cedarparknorth www.hiexpress.com/cedarparktx 11


Living Leader 2016 Community & Business Directory
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