The Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance (LPSLA) has launched a quick survey to gauge the public’s interest in a multi-generational Community Center for residents to connect and develop skills and knowledge through education, job readiness, vocational training, arts, and recreation. The survey will be open throughout the month of November and close December 1st.

 The two-minute, 10-question survey can be found on the Alliance’s website at or directly at

The team designed the survey to gauge South Lake County residents’ interest in a new Community Center in place of Clermont Elementary School (on Bloxam Avenue, just east of Downtown Clermont), which will close in 2023.   The community center will be an asset to South Lake County and also, preserve this historical building.

 “We value feedback from the community and urge all South Lake residents to participate in the survey,” said Sharon Keys, President, Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance.

Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance’s goal is to provide programs and partnerships that will stimulate community economic development opportunities by eliminating education and opportunity gaps.

The Alliance is seeking advocates, committee members, board members, and donors. Get involved at


About Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance

The Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance was established as a 501(c)(3) in July 2020 to formalize the efforts started by community members who formed the Lincoln Park Impact Committee. The goal with the Alliance is to discuss community needs, establish plans to execute programs & projects around said needs and work in collaboration for those plans to come to fruition.

The Lincoln Park Impact Committee was formed shortly after community pastors, leaders, and citizens who attended the historical Lincoln Park School, now known as Clermont Elementary, were informed that the school would be closed in 2023. Clermont Elementary will be closing in 2023 when the Lake County School Board builds the new Aurelia M. Cole Academy K-8 School. This is now a subcommittee under the Alliance that will focus on preserving Clermont Elementary as a historical building. The goal is for the building to remain in the community and function as a Community Center. The Center would provide Employment Training/Entrepreneurship, the Arts, and Recreation to all of South Lake.

The Impact Committee members and supporters believe South Lake is in need of a facility where everyone can come together to build community, close education gaps, provide employment training and leadership skills, collaborate, create and interact through the arts and recreation activities.

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