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This profile was last updated on 12/7/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Phone: (704) ***-****  
Local Address:  North Carolina , United States
HOLLA
 
Background

Employment History

  • Board Chairman
    HOLLA
  • Co-Chair, UNC Pembroke Student
    HOLLA!
  • Founder and Co-Chair
    HOLLA!

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    HOLLA
  • Board Member
    Wadesboro.com
  • Member
    Centralina WDB Youth Council
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Web References
MORVEN - Ten years ago, HOLLA ...
ansonrecord.com, 7 Dec 2015 [cached]
MORVEN - Ten years ago, HOLLA founder and CEO Leon Gatewood started Helping Our Loved Ones Learn and Achieve after hearing startling statistics on the test scores of young African-American men in Anson County Schools.
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Gatewood said development of the tennis team was a three-year process made possible by support from parents, community members, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the United Way under the direction of HOLLA activities director Alex Gaddy.
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In fact, Gatewood said, the HOLLA Eagles need the community's support now.
The tennis courts are in need of resurfacing and new lighting, as well as new netting and a practice board. Unfortunately, Gatewood said, those items don't come cheap.
The Eagles also routinely need items like uniforms, equipment and travel expenses to and from tournaments. The team traveled to Florida earlier this year to participate in a national tournament and has become a member of the U.S. Tennis Association.
In order for these young men and ladies to continue on their paths of success, they need their community's support, Gatewood said.
In celebration of HOLLA's 10th anniversary and in honor of this team's achievements, the organization is kicking off a fundraiser for the Eagles with a goal of $25,000.
"It's definitely doable," Gatewood said.
Centralina WDB E-Newsletter July 2011
www.centralinaworks.com, 1 July 2011 [cached]
Performed a follow-up visit with HOLLA Board Chairman Leon Gatewood and delivered equipment and resource materials to the SHARE Network Access Point in Morven (Anson County) - July 22 Participated in a business development meeting with management representatives of Niagara Bottling from Ontario, California and Groveland, Florida.
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"We hope that this positive exposure will blaze trails for the paths of more things to come into our community for the benefit our youth," said Leon Gatewood, CEO of HOLLA!
The HOLLA! Center is a SHARE Network access point for employment and training and other resources. Centralina WDB Business Services Coordinator Vail Carter has worked directly with Leon Gatewood and the center staff to make the facility a true asset for the Morven community.
Centralina WDB E-Newsletter February 2011
www.centralinaworks.com, 1 Feb 2011 [cached]
Business development meeting with Mr. Leon Gatewood, Director of HOLLA to discuss logistics of opening a new SHARE Network site in Morven (Anson County) - February 3
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wadesboro.com, 24 Jan 2014 [cached]
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Centralina WDB E-Newsletter July 2012
www.centralinaworks.com, 1 July 2012 [cached]
Founder and Centralina WDB Youth Council member Leon Gatewood greeted all in attendance and shared some words of wisdom and motivation to the youth who were going to college as freshmen in the fall, and also to returning students.
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Leon Gatewood stated that "we want to provide the students with a little gift to help them get started on their college careers, [it] takes a little pressure off the parents and lets the students know that their community is behind them and supporting them.
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Leon Gatewood (HOLLA! founder) and Subrina Sturgis-Hough (HOLLA! Co-Chair & proud mother of a UNC Pembroke student) pose for a quick picture at the recent College Cookout.
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