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State Farm and GALEO Partner for Leadership Development

Found in Press Release
Written by GALEO
Posted on 2006-01-23

Duluth, GA – January 22, 2007

State Farm will partner with the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund to support the organizations’ GALEO Institute for Leadership program, a 10 module training program aimed at leadership development and diversity in the Hispanic community around the state.

The GALEO Latino Community Development Fund has implemented the GALEO Institute for Leadership to focus upon the leadership development of the Latino community across our state. As part of the GALEO Institute for Leadership, GALEO has formed a strategic partnership with the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute to expand and develop our joint efforts for the Community Leadership Program.

Founded in 1982, the Fanning Institute is named for Vice President and Professor Emeritus J.W. Fanning, whom many consider to be the “father of leadership” in Georgia. His leadership and community development legacy is carried on today through the Fanning Institute’s continued vision of building community capacity.

GALEO Institute for Leadership program hopes to provide greater civic participation by all of the participants. The sessions which are to be held in Metro Atlanta, Dalton, Gainesville, Savannah, and will focus on specific core values such as understanding community leadership, effective communication, valuing community diversity, group dynamics, conducting successful meetings, group problem solving and decision making, managing conflict and building communities through partnerships and collaborations.

“We appreciate the generous support from State Farm as we move towards enhancing the civic engagement of all Georgians, including Latinos,” said Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO.

“We at State Farm appreciate the difference GALEO is making in the community. Our area is better served by the developmental information provided by the GALEO Leadership program to our community leaders”, states State Farm Agent Dan Barracliff.

A check presentation is scheduled for Friday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. the State Farm Atlanta Operations Center located at 11350 Johns Creek Parkway, Duluth, 30098.

For more information on GALEO Institute for Leadership program visit, For more information on State Farm products and services visit,

Application deadine is January 31, 2007. All are encouraged to apply based upon their language proficiency. For more information on locations, schedules, and languages, please visit this link:

GALEO is a statewide 501 © (6) nonprofit and non- partisan organization focusing on leadership development and increased civic engagement of the Latino community. GALEO also provides a voice for the growing Latino population in Georgia and a framework for collaborative and proactive legislative initiatives for Georgia’s Hispanic community.

GALEO Institute for Leadership

It has been said that leadership is the prime force that makes positive things happen in a community. A primary goal of the Fanning Institute’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) is the development of knowledgeable, skilled, committed, and action- oriented leaders. This involves bringing people together with diverse backgrounds and varying perspectives to enhance their leadership skills.

For more information and for application, please visit the link below.

More Info & Application:

This press release was sent on behalf of State Farm Insurance.
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)
Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director
phone: 404.745.2580
State Farm Insurance