The Leadership Classroom Now Accepting Applications

July 11, 2016– The Central New York Community Foundation is now accepting applications from groups seeking admission into The Leadership Classroom (TLC) class of 2016-2017.

TLC is a training program specially designed for grassroots community groups within Central New York. It is a unique opportunity to learn advanced leadership skills alongside other leaders in an interactive setting. Participants build skills in leading groups and projects, learn more about neighborhood resources and how to gather community support. Participants also build lasting relationships with and learn from other leaders who are also involved in neighborhood and community work.

Enrollment in TLC is free of charge. All training sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., one Saturday a month, from October-June. Childcare assistance and meals are provided. After completion of the course, participating groups receive a $3,500 grant to implement a community project.

The application deadline for nonprofit and grassroots groups wishing to apply is August 15, 2016.  Please visit www.cnycf.org/TLC for more information and to download the application. Questions may be directed to Danielle Hurley at 422-9538 or dhurley@cnycf.org.

The Leadership Classroom (TLC) is an eight-month leadership training initiative offered by the Central New York Community Foundation. Participants are community and nonprofit representatives who want to learn advanced leadership skills alongside other neighborhood leaders in an interactive setting.

 

About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region.  The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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