This year, three to five participants will work as a team under the direction of the partnering organization to complete a service project. It is expected that four to six projects will be selected through the application process. Charitable organizations, nonprofit agencies, schools, and municipalities which serve Elk or Cameron County are invited to apply for a team of LEC participants to assist in making progress on real projects which benefit the community. Special consideration will be given to applications which address the areas of need identified in the Stackpole-Hall Foundation Long Range Planning Report and Action Plan. (Found at: www.stackpolehall.org/publications). More information and the application can be obtained by visiting www.leadershipelkcounty.com or by calling the CEC at 814-781-3437.
The mission of Leadership Elk County is to educate its participants in the strengths and weaknesses of the county in order to develop informed, civic-oriented volunteers to help direct the future of Elk County. More than 130 alumni have completed the program since 2007.
Photos attached – all examples of last year’s LEC projects
Picture 1: Community members and LEC participants construct community gardens in Ridgway with Headwaters Charitable Trust and Local’Motion
Picture 2: LEC Participants improved and beautified the YMCA Pavilion
Picture 3: LEC Participants and Dickinson Center help spread awareness of mental health and depression in older adults at the April 2016 Business Expo