When the Class of 2016 met to discuss how to work together to accomplish the mission of the program– to build an even better Burbank — they all agreed that the project would:
- Work to end homelessness in Burbank
- Empower citizens to help rebuild their lives; and
- Find a sustainable solution with an enduring impact.
This led them to their project: The Burbank Temporary Aid Center Learning Lab.
The Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) is a non-profit dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with the basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster. The 5,500 sq. ft. facility includes a modernized food pantry, client laundry and shower facilities, private interview rooms and other features vital to accomplishing their mission.
Leadership Burbank’s Class of 2016 designed a learning lab with four computer work stations and a security camera system to located in BTAC’s newly-expanded facility. The learning lab installation includds the purchase of computer supplies, up-to-date software licences, and a stipend for maintenance. In addition, the lobby of BTAC was enhanced for the comfort of BTAC’s clients as they wait for their learning lab appointments.