Leadership Development Council (LDC) is a one-year leadership development program, and its mission is to educate and develop leadership talent within the community of young professional RECA members. Each year, the LDC class partners with an organization of its choice to make improvements and make a difference. The 2015 LDC class has chosen to partner with the Blackland Community Development Corporation, an affordable housing organization in East Austin, to re-design and renovate its shared “conservatory” and play spaces. Our hope is that these improvements, with your help, will give the residents a place to spend quality time with their family, friends and neighbors. With monetary gifts, and donations of materials, design and labor, we can transform the Blackland’s facilities into a more inviting, healing and functional space the whole community can enjoy.