Lancfound Blog

Elder Storytelling- Nelson Polite Sr.

“Parents, older people in general, should be careful how they walk in life. Because these youngsters are looking for examples” -Nelson Polite, Sr.


The Community Foundation had the great pleasure of featuring local community leader Nelson Polite Sr. as part of our appreciation of great individuals in our midst. Mr. Polite’s own life is an example to our community of creating positive change. He’s spent his lifetime advocating for the underserved, being a civic-minded politician and church member, and making great strides to improve the lives of African Americans and Lancaster City residents.