The H.E.A.R.T. ventures downtown

“Hope Expressed through Art Restoration Therapy” is a community-wide art event bringing together those of our homeless community to paint collaborative, interactive art pieces in Munn Park next weekend, on October 14th.   An initiative of The...

Giving back: 20+ ways to help after Hurricane Irma

Irma caused a path of destruction, but it’s nothing that our joined, communal efforts can’t handle. We will cause a path of love, compassion, and community. In fact, this path has already begun with efforts from Born & Bread Bakehouse and Haus...

Community garden sprouts roots in Lakeland

The initiative of “buying local” is something we hold dear here at YLakeland. Instead of purchasing products produced and manufactured in other states and countries, we encourage buying goods from locals here in our lovely city of Lakeland. Buying local supports local...

Act Natural: Out of the Box

My name is Nicole Curtis and I am a Lakeland local who loves all things yellow, is five-foot nothin’ and has a smile so big that my lips often get stuck on my gums (an unfortunate family trait). Every once in a while YLakeland gives me the opportunity to share...

Volunteering in Lakeland This Holiday Season

As people bundle up in their thick winter coats anytime the weather drops bellow 75° and try to disguise their palm trees as evergreens by wrapping them up in bright, colorful lights, it becomes clear that celebrating the holidays in Florida is truly a unique...

EMERGE Lakeland – Equipping Young Professionals

As many of you know I’m currently in college, and something I’ve learned is how important connections are. Sometimes knowing the right person or the right organization can put your foot in the door towards an amazing job opportunity! In Lakeland, we have...