New group aims to empower Central Florida social change leaders


Central Florida homelessness advocate Andrae Bailey and former Orlando Sentinel/WESH-TV reporter (and sometime Bungalower contributor) Jon Busdeker have joined forces to launch a new project that seeks to strengthen local nonprofit leaders and agents of social change.

The Collective is an invite-only group that will give members the opportunity to share ideas and learn from other proven social innovators, with the goal of creating a supportive community of local change-makers, or rather, a “collective.”

Applicants interested in joining The Collective can apply at

The first meeting of The Collective is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29 at MacBeth Studio in Downtown’s historic Angebilt Building [GMap].


  1. if its about community how about a live feed…..its a subject that here in Volusia county seriously needs transparency….there is so much shade in this part of the sunshine state….

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