The Rotaract Club of Atlanta is a social, professional development, and community service organization for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 30 in the metro Atlanta area. The Rotaract club holds bi-weekly meetings for members and guests to which it invites a variety of speakers, and members frequently get together for community service projects and social events.

You Are Cordially Invited To:

[Club Meeting] Leslie Jean-Pierre Peace Corps

If you are a first time guest, attending a club meeting is a great way to get to know the club and its members! As always, you are welcome to bring friends to the meeting.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Where: All our club meetings are held in the conference room on the 10th floor of the Terminus 2 building on the corner Peachtree and Piedmont roads. Click here for detailed directions (http://www.atlantametrorotaract.org/pages/Premier_Plaza_address_and_directions/). Free parking is available in the Rooms to Go lot across the street.

When: See above for date. The meeting will start promptly at 6.45pm and will last approximately 1 hour, followed by dinner at a restaurant nearby.

Speaker Bio

Leslie is currently the Diversity Recruiter and Outreach Specialist for the East Region Peace Corps Office. His territory includes Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Leslie Jean-Pierre is a recipient of the 2012 Franklin H. Williams Awards (https://littleblackvillage.wordpress.com/media/franklin-h-williams-award-2012/) for outstanding community service. Leslie served as a Volunteer in Guinea, West Africa as a Community Development and Public Health Educator from 1994 – 1996. He introduced and taught primary healthcare in the local middle school. He encouraged the rural population of 10,000 to take charge of their healthcare delivery system by promoting the philosophy of primary healthcare.

Following his service he worked as a Peace Corps recruiter for five years with the New York Regional Peace Corps Office (NRYO). In 1999, with the support of NYRO, Leslie created the Franklin H. Williams Award to help promote awareness of Peace Corps in the minority community. In 2001 he co-founded of the Minority Peace Corps Association and he remains an active board member.

Leslie has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Long Island University, a Bachelors’ degree (BS) in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University, and a certificate in international development from the United Nations program at Long Island University. Before joining the Peace Corps, Leslie’s public service career included working in the office of the mayors of Providence, RI and Los Angeles, CA and for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for eight years and received is Honorable discharged in the summer of 2000.

Leslie is the founder and chair of Little Black Village which is a nonprofit organization that promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African-American youth. In November of 2013 he co-founded the Little Black Village Youth Passport Project which encourages youth to seek out study aboard opportunities and apply for their US Passport. Leslie is also the owner and Accounts Manager of Geeks and Company which is an IT and web hosting company. In 2011 Leslie co-founded the Southern Association of Black Peace Corps Volunteers where he remains an active member. This Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) group has hosted many Peace Corps events with the participation of Peace Corps applicants, RPCVs, friends and family members, Peace Corps supporters and Peace Corps staff. Its mission is to increase the number of African Americans in the International Arena.

Leslie is an avid anime fan and movie geek but he is also very passionate about volunteering and he loves traveling.

“I believe Peace Corps is a place an ordinary American can do extraordinary things that can help the community at home and abroad”.

~ Leslie Jean-Pierre

Free parking is available in the Rooms To Go parking lot across the street. The entrance is located in between the 2 Terminus buildings (200 bldg on left). Look for a Rotaract rep in the lobby or kindly ask security to let you up to the 10th floor.

Event Time
Wednesday November 01, 2017
06:45 pm
Event Address
3333 Piedmont Road, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 

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